Get to Know

Get to Know Sarah Freemantle

Sarah Freemantle and student

Dr. Sarah Freemantle, an assistant professor of comparative biosciences, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for almost a year.

Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:
Research, teach, serve, and get funded.

Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college?
I will be helping with medical pharmacology content in the new curriculum for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love being a researcher because I get paid to be curious.

Complete this sentence: My most memorable day at work was….
My most memorable day so far at Vet Med was February 13th, which was Interview Day for prospective students this year. There were three of us and we met with 18 students throughout the day. While some of them were pretty relaxed, a few seemed completely terrified. It was an emotionally exhausting day (for everyone) but we picked out some really strong students who I hope to see around campus next year.

What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work?
My family and I are movie nuts. My middle child, Jack, wants to work as a film editor so we watch a lot of movies. Plus, we are all extremely opinionated so discussions on the merits of different movies get pretty heated.

Do you have any pets?
We have a border terrier called Alfie and a cat called Nubb. Alfie is never far away from me when I am home as I am his source of food and walks. I see Nubb when she is hungry. She also has a strange fixation for sitting on the newspaper when you start to read it, and for kitchen sponges so ours are usually pre-chewed.

Sarah Freemantle and pet AlfieSarah Fremantle's cat Nubb