Sherry Van Boxtel, Veterinarian


Dr. Sherry Van Boxtel is a veterinarian at the Calgary Trail Animal Hospital. Some people call her a crazy cat lady, but she prefers “cat whisperer”. She has always had at least one cat in her household and at one time had 4 cats which kept her busy. She now keeps very busy with work and chasing around her young daughter.

Sherry has a special interest in dentistry, endocrinology (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushings), hypoadrenocorticism (Addisons), cats, rabbits, small mammal exotics, surgery, and emergency medicine. She finds a special joy in caring for senior pets as they age.

Sherry graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002 and worked as a small animal veterinarian in Toronto before moving to Edmonton in 2008. Growing up, Sherry had a Maltese dog named Oscar and a Himalayan cat named Baby and would also help her neighbour Shirley to nurse wildlife back to health. From the age of six she kept a journal with all the pets she met and drew their picture in crayon along with a brief description of where they lived and what they liked. One time one of the cows in the farmer’s field next door to her house was choking on a can and Sherry reached her hand down the cow’s throat and saved her from choking. All of these experiences as a young girl made Sherry want to become a veterinarian when she grew up and she is happy to be working in her dream job.

In her spare time Sherry enjoys running outside, reading books, watching Netflix and playing with her young daughter.
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