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Lauren D. Sawchyn, MSMI, DVM, CMI

Lauren D. Sawchyn, MSMI, DVM, CMI is the Owner and Creative Director of Sawchyn Medical Illustration. Dr. Sawchyn obtained a B.A. in Studio Art, a Concentration in Pre-Veterinary Science, and a Minor in Zoology at the University of Maine in 2003. In 2005, she earned an M.S. in Medical Illustration at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Sawchyn completed Board Certification in Medical Illustration and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has over 16 years of combined experience working with veterinarians and agriculturists, including several years in clinical practice. Dr. Sawchyn is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists.

 

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    Why Work with a Board-Certified Medical Illustrator?

    As in other fields, not all professionals are alike. It's not enough to have a camera, computer, or drawing skills. Would you want your eye doctor operating on your knee? Consider your options when choosing a partner.
     
    Medical illustrators are highly trained and specialized artists that have been educated in the language of science and medicine. Most medical illustrators have been through a rigorous graduate Masters Degree program in both art (drawing, design, software, problem-solving) and science (biology, cadaver dissection, surgical observation and participation, pathology, and anatomy). Those with advanced doctorate degrees and certifications like the CMI have had even further training and hold themselves to the highest standard for continuing education. Due to the complex nature of scientific information, there are medical illustrators who further specialize in different areas including animation, cell biology, and medical-legal, as well as human and veterinary medicine. What this means for you is a better solution for your visual problem and a solid investment.