John Sangenario, D.V.M.

"Dr. John"


Dr. Sangenario (“Dr. John”) established Dominion Veterinary Service, an ambulatory practice, in 1984. He built the medical and surgical facility known as Dominion Equine Clinic, in 1994.

Dr. John grew up in Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate education at Western Kentucky University in 1975 and received his veterinary degree from the The Ohio State University in 1979. He then worked for Urbana Veterinary Hospital in Urbana, Ohio for five years.

Dr. John met his wife Susan while in undergraduate school and they married in 1979. They have four children who all graduated from Virginia Tech, and who are successfully pursuing exciting careers in various health science and mass communication fields.

Dr. John is focused on providing a service-oriented, broad-based equine veterinary practice. He attends many continuing educational programs to bring his equine community the most current information and skills. He is a member of ISLEP (International Society of Locomotor Equine Pathology) and is currently completing a comprehensive program (eight modules) of advanced education in the field of equine lameness and osteoarticular, musculotendinous, and nervous pathology covering the different parts of the locomotor system of the horse.

His other memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA), the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and the Association of Zoological Veterinarians (AAZV). He serves on the boards of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Centre.

Dr. John’s interested include spending time with his family, watching sports (especially hockey and baseball), gardening, landscaping, and fishing.