Animal Services Unit Welcomes New Veterinarian

By  //  February 24, 2015

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Dr. Sarah Boyd joins animal service center

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit welcomes Dr. Sarah Heilman Boyd, DVM to our team as our full time Veterinarian. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit welcomes Dr. Sarah Heilman Boyd, DVM to our team as our full time Veterinarian. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit welcomes Dr. Sarah Heilman Boyd, DVM to our team as our full time Veterinarian.

BCSO-STAR-180Dr. Boyd is a graduate of North Carolina State University and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

She has 11 years of experience in private practice, high volume, high quality spay-neuter surgery, shelter medicine and International Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Boyd recently moved to Brevard County with her husband and young son and is truly excited about being a part of our program as we work together to take it the next level.

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Before coming to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Dr. Boyd was the Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, South Carolina.

Each week Sheriff Wayne Ivey select one of the animals from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Centers as the “Sheriff’s Pick of the Week” and this past week’s pick is Nikko. (Sheriff Wayne Ivey image)

Each week Sheriff Wayne Ivey select one of the animals from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Centers as the “Sheriff’s Pick of the Week” and this past week’s pick is Nikko. (Sheriff Wayne Ivey image)

During her six years with the Animal Society, she helped to establish a community cat program, a record-breaking adoption program, and a life-saving foster and rescue program to realize a Live Release Rate of over 90 percent by treating all the health, treatable, broken and homeless animals that come in to her care.

Dr. Boyd recently completed a Shelter Medicine Fellowship with the University of California at Davis, through a generous grant with the ASPCA, and will continue with the fellowship as a mentor.

Dr. Boyd has spoken at national and local conferences on humane housing and intake management programs.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and is the past president of the Trident Veterinary Medical Association.

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She has strong interests in community cat issues, population management of shelters, and canine behavioral wellbeing.

Our agency is extremely excited about the addition of Dr. Boyd to our team and we ask that you join us in welcoming her and her family to Brevard County.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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