Lauren Saunders,

Role: Senior Veterinarian, Emergency and Urgent Care Department: Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Lauren Saunders

Dr. Saunders has served as an Emergency Veterinarian at the Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC where she maintained primary case responsibility for patients and mentored interns rotating on the service. Dr. Saunders completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at AMC and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Prior to entering veterinary school, she was a research student at The Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh), a science teacher at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA and a clinic and laboratory intern at the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA. Dr. Saunders has authored several medical journal articles.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, minor in Art and Art History – Dickinson College, May 2010
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, May 2017
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – The Animal Medical Center, July 2018

Recent Publications:

Pang LY, Saunders L, Argyle DJ. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor activity is elevated in glioma cancer stem cells and is required to maintain chemotherapy and radiation resistance. Oncotarget, 8(42): 72494–72512.

Rider, NL et al. (2011). Erythrocyte pyruvate kinase deficiency: longitudinal risk and disease management. American Journal of Hematology, 86(10), 827–834.

Johnston Z, Saunders LC, Johnston M, Saunders FC. (2010) Normalization of alkaline phosphatase in primary biliary cirrhosis with infliximab. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 105:S263, AB728.