Dr. Sauer has been at Intermountain since 2000. Originally from the Phoenix, AZ area, she moved to Meridian in 1995. She earned her B.S. from the University of Arizona in 1984 and her D.V.M. from Washington State University in 1988. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture from the CuraCore Integrative Medicine Education Center in Colorado, and is a candidate for certification in western herbal medicine through College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr. Sauer specializes in speaking "cat language" and is exploring furthering her training in behavior medicine. She believes in the power of pets in our lives—whether they walk, crawl, fly or slither—and constantly explores different ways of keeping them healthy. She lives with Brian, her husband of many years, and their college-age son. They share their home with a bloodhound named April, a sassy tabby cat named Zeek and an ever-changing population of rodents. For fun and excitement, she enjoys hiking with her family, Jazzercise, and cross country skiing.