Amber Acker-Sanborn, DVM

Dr. Amber Acker-Sanborn attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. Graduating with honors, Amber was also a member of the CU Varsity Alpine Ski Team, the CU Triathlon Team, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society.  Amber received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009 after Veterinary School at St. George’s University and clinical rotations at Louisiana State University.  Prior to returning home to Sun Valley, Idaho, Dr. Amber lived in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with her husband, Reid Sanborn, where he served as an F-15 Pilot in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Amber was privileged as one of the few civilian veterinarians trusted to work on the military working dogs stationed overseas.

Since 2014, Dr. Amber Acker-Sanborn has been a vital member of the surgical team at Sun Valley Animal Center completing several advanced surgery courses including the both the Synthes and the BioMedtrix Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), KYON Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), and both the KYON and the BioMedtrix Total Hip Replacement (THR).  Dr. Amber is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association.  When not seeing patients, Dr. Amber works with her father and mentor, Dr. Randy Acker, on surgical techniques for the TATE Elbow Replacement ® and the TATE™ Ankle: Canine Total Ankle Replacement (TAR).  Outside of work, Amber enjoys living in Sun Valley, Idaho with her husband, Reid, their son, Ryder, and their dogs, India and Ty.