Dr. Sarifa Lakhdhir is originally from Calgary and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Calgary in 2018. Throughout veterinary school, she participated in several veterinary service-learning trips, including trips to Kenya, India, and northern Canada. Following graduation, Dr. Lakhdhir completed a one-year rotating internship at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She then spent the following year completing a cardiology specialty internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY prior to starting her cardiology residency at AVC.
Dr. Lakhdhir is the cardiology resident at AVC. In this capacity, she is receiving specialty training to become a board-certified veterinary cardiologist and works under the direct supervision of AVC’s cardiologists to provide high-quality care for our patients. As part of her residency and Master of Science degree, Dr. Lakhdhir is conducting a clinical study aimed at investigating current and novel cardiac ultrasound techniques, including 3D echocardiography, to investigate the region of the heart where subaortic stenosis occurs in dogs.
Dr. Lakhdhir enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, photography, and arts & crafts. She also enjoys spending time with her cat, MeMe, who still resides in Calgary with her family.