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Sandra McConkey, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Sandra McConkey

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) Clinical Pathology, 1997


  • Residency in Clinical Pathology, Atlantic Veterinary College, 1997
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, 1985
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Prince Edward Island, 2007

Current Professional Activities

  • Associate Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College

Past Professional Activities

  • Small animal private practice for 8 years
  • Residency in Clinical Pathology
  • Clinical Pathologist, Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology, Atlantic Veterinary College

Special Interests

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Adverse drug reactions


  • American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
  • American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association

Current Research/Clinical Interests

  • Optimizing antimicrobial use in salmonids being treated for pisrickettsiosis


  • Married to a large animal veterinarian. We have two adult children, one insanely happy Labrador (who eats everything in sight) and one very bossy Birman cat.


  • Running, biking, traveling, gardening, reading, family, and a lot of dog walking.

Favorite Book

  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • The Harry Potter books (and movies)

Favorite Quote

  • "A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day." - Aragorn, The Return of the King.

What I like Most About VIN

  • I LOVE VIN. It is an amazing resource. I use the searches for finding out what is current with drug use and can never resist checking out the news releases on the front page.