Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Sarah Ford


Dr. Sarah Ford is originally from Fredericksburg, VA and graduated from Virginia Tech’s school of veterinary medicine in 2001. While in vet school, she met her husband, Nathan Ford, who is originally from Waynesboro. Dr. Ford worked in New Bern, NC and Fredericksburg, VA before moving to Waynesboro in 2007 to purchase Burke Co. Animal Hospital from Dr. Jim Alexander.

Dr. Ford is the mother of two active teenagers, Lauren and Ben. She is on the school board at Faith Christian Academy and attends First Presbyterian Church, both in Waynesboro. At home, the Fords enjoy the company of 8 dogs, Lizzie and Hendricks (who go to work with Dr. Ford every day and whom you might see wandering around the clinic) and Coco, Vickie, Sheba, Benelli, Stella, and the elusive Sidney. Three cats also share their home – Pearl, Jasmine, and Eva. They have a bunny rabbit named Kathy and 5 horses – Red, Teddy, Sassy, Brody, and Cheeto.

While at work, Dr. Ford enjoys surgery. She also enjoys the company of her staff, who have supported her tremendously through the years. When Dr. Ford is able to leave the animals and the clinic, she enjoys traveling with her family, especially to the many wonderful National Parks that our country has to offer.

Dr. Ericka Wade


Dr. Ericka Wade grew up in the rural Pinelands of New Jersey. She always knew she would become a veterinarian, and as a child was greatly inspired by the Emergency Vets show on Animal Planet. She graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada in 2016, completing three years on the island and her final year at The University of Georgia. She moved to Augusta and joined the team at Burke County Animal Hospital in 2016. Her main focus is small animal medicine and surgery of dogs and cats, with a strong interest in exotics and small mammal medicine including rabbits, mice, rats, and reptiles. She loves the family feel of BCAH and values the importance of forming relationships with her patients and clients. She also speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Wade lives with her husband, cats, dogs, and fish tank. Her interests include reading fiction novels, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, flowers and gardening, crafting and sewing, hosting board game nights with friends, traveling the world, going for walks and exploring.

Burke County Animal Hospital

132 South Liberty St.

Waynesboro, GA 30830

For general information, questions, or appointment requests, call us at:

(706) 554-3111
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For after-hours emergencies, you can contact:
BluePearl Pet Hospital – Augusta, GA
410 Topgolf Way,
Augusta, GA 30909
706.885.8293. Open 24/7.
Please call ahead.

(Only Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays)

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed