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Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Georgia Internship Training: University of Georgia Residency Training: University of Georgia Certification: Diplomate ACVIM (2000)
Dr. Diane Roberts is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a BA in English literature and minored in both biology and religious studies. During her senior year in college, Dr. Roberts realized that her true passion was veterinary medicine and spent a post-grad year at Colorado State University in order to satisfy her vet school prerequisites. She then received her DVM from the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine (1996). Dr. Roberts stayed at UGA to complete a small animal internship and an internal medicine residency. She became board certified in internal medicine in 2000 and joined SAGE as a partner in 2002.
Dr. Roberts likes all aspects of internal medicine, but particularly enjoys the challenges of airway conditions, liver and gastrointestinal diseases, and urinary issues. She specializes in interventional procedures that include urethral stenting, laser ablation of urinary tumors, and bladder and kidney stone removal. She also specializes in diagnosing airway diseases and treating these issues through tracheal stenting.
When not practicing, Diane enjoys the great outdoors: hiking, skiing, running, and hanging out on the beach with her dog Sundance, a yellow lab. Sundance spends many a day in the Critical Care Unit keeping morale high. Diane has been known to enjoy an occasional glass of fine wine, surely a nod to her days working in a high-end wine store during her later college years. Dr. Roberts was drawn to veterinary medicine by her positive experience with her own pets growing up: a sheltie and a black cat who provided unconditional love and support.