Sandra Forsyth | Centre for Veterinary Education

Sandra Forsyth


Sandra Forsyth did a residency in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of California-Davis, gained her boards in Anaesthesia and headed back to New Zealand to teach at Massey University. After 12 years of late nights, emergency call-outs and backache from moving sleeping horses, she decided a change in direction was needed. Analysing clinical pathology results had been an inspiring part of both anaesthesia and critical patient care, so when an opening came up in the clinical pathology department at Massey in 2002, Sandra's new direction was determined. In 2004 she took up a dual position within a diagnostic laboratory and the university then moved cities and jobs to a full time position in a diagnostic laboratory (SVS Laboratories).  She loves her work–especially the interaction with veterinarians and working through the exciting and unusual cases that they provide. Sandra has been a co-tutor with Trudi McAlees in the CVE DE course on Emergency Medicine as well as running her own DE course on Clinical Pathology.