Throughout her time at CSU, Dr. Wendland pursued a special interest in veterinary orthotics and prosthetics through research and publication on the subject. She has also performed research in novel gait analysis and integrative therapies for osteoarthritis pain management. Her other areas of interest, outside of her research, include rehabilitation and cross-training of the canine athlete, canine nutrition, and work-up of challenging or hard to diagnose lameness.
Prior to her veterinary schooling, Dr. Wendland obtained a fine arts degree in sculpture. She still creates art in her free time whenever possible. However, most of her time outside of work is dedicated to her large “fur family” which is made up of three dogs, two cats, two horses, and a slightly less furry husband. Dr. Wendland is also a martial artist and both she and her husband are avid weightlifters and bodybuilders.
In her spare time, you can find her in the mountains enjoying everything Colorado has to offer or training her dogs in herding and agility.
At home, Kelly has a small petting zoo, at home, consisting of; 3 huskies, 2 Siamese, 3 chickens, an African frog and two bettas and currently work in pediatrics and is a valued member of the CVSG Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation team.
When Sarah isn’t working with canines, she is busy treating professional ballet dancers and is the backstage PT for Broadway tours while they are in Denver. In her free time, she enjoys competing with her standard poodles in obedience and rally and spending time with her family traveling or in the mountains.