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Tim Banker, DVM, FAVD
Brooke Schwabenton Townsend DVM
Hi. My name is Brooke Schwabenton Townsend, but most people just call me Dr. Brooke. I grew up here in Greensboro, NC- riding horses through Adams Farm back when it really was a farm! I left Greensboro for school- completing my undergraduate studies at Warren Wilson College outside of Asheville and then receiving my doctorate in veterinary medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After vet school, I completed a one year internship at the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
From 2003 through 2009, I worked as a relief veterinarian in Greensboro and Winston Salem - providing veterinary care at over 20 clinics throughout the area. I enjoyed the variety of experience, but could not have been happier when the full position at Sedgefield became available. After working here on a relief basis for 6 years, I knew that Sedgefield's standard of care and the entire staff's dedication and compassion fit perfectly with my vision of practice.
My husband, Murphy, and I married in February 2010. We have two beautiful girls, Eva, and Lizzy. In 2017 we adopted our sweet dog, Posey, from the Guilford County Animal Shelter after Dr. Banker repaired her broken jaw due to gunshot wounds.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets! I provide care for dogs and cats including internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. I have a strong interest in dermatology and geriatrics. My goal is to work with you to provide your pet with the best quality of life from puppy and kitten-hood till they are ancient and gray
Sara Talbot DVM
Hi, I’m Dr. Talbot! I consider myself a Greensboro native, having moved here with my family when I was just 3 years old. Not straying far for college, I earned my bachelor’s degree at UNC- Chapel Hill and my doctorate of veterinary medicine at NC State University in 2010. Following veterinary school, I completed an internship locally at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro focusing on internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine.
My husband, who is also a (large animal) veterinarian, and I met shortly after I graduated from college, and we have now established our family roots here in the Greensboro area as well. We welcomed our first child, Calvin, in 2012 and his little sister, Katelyn, in 2015. With dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, quail, turkeys and other animals around our house at any given time, our kids are most certainly becoming animal lovers too! Allergies have sadly kept my feline friends out of the house, but I can at least still happily get my kitty snuggles in at work.