Background and Education:
Veterinary School: Ohio State University
Internship Training: University of Georgia
Residency Training: University of Georgia
Certification: Diplomate ACVIM (1999)
Dr. Heidi McClain is a graduate of West Virginia University where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Animal Science. She received her DVM from The Ohio State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine (1987). Dr. McClain completed a small animal internship, a three-year internal medicine residency, and a one-year clinical instructorship all at the University of Georgia (so when Dr. McClain exclaims, “How ’bout them Dogs?”, she is referring to her patients, and possibly the University of Georgia Bulldogs). Dr. McClain became board certified in internal medicine in 1999 and joined SAGE in 2002.
Dr. McClain particularly enjoys the challenges of endocrine diseases of all types, namely diabetes and thyroid disease, as well as cardiac disease, gastrointestinal issues and immune-mediated diseases. She relishes her role as a diagnostician, and then coordinates further treatment or gets the patient into the hands of another talented SAGE specialist.
When not practicing, Heidi enjoys a nice glass of wine and accompanying appetizers, and has also been known to pull over for a great croissant or other fine baked good. She was drawn to veterinary medicine when her mother told her in the 7th grade that she should be a veterinarian. Heidi took it to heart.