Dr. Sean Stapleton

Dr. Sean Stapleton earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee where he was named Top Graduate of Agricultural Sciences as well as the Top Collegiate Scholar for the Chancellor’s Honors Program. He went on to acquire his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.

Dr. Stapleton chose the veterinary profession as a career because he is passionate about exploring the connection between human and animal health, and desired to work in a career that helped people through securing the food supply and improving the health of our pets. His professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious diseases, dermatology and preventative medicine; he is also a proud member of the AVMA.

Throughout veterinary school Dr. Stapleton conducted research on zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and population medicine that was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health; he gave 10 academic presentations at conferences at his veterinary school about this research. He was also an intern with the Centers for Disease Control, United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Homeland Security during his clinical education his last year in veterinary school. Stapleton acted as the director and volunteer student clinician for a student-run low cost primary care veterinary clinic for pets of means-tested member of his community throughout veterinary school.

Veterinary medicine gives him the chance to help people and improve public health by focusing on the wellbeing of animals. Stapleton is most passionate about cultivating the human-animal bond, and enjoys getting to learn about people and listen to their stories while helping their pets. Stapleton most enjoys exercising in various forms (jogging, swimming, hiking, going to the gym), playing with his beagle Minnie, loves cooking at home as well as baking. He is also currently learning French because his partner is French Canadian.