Sabine has always been focused on horses. Growing up in Germany, she started working in a high-level riding stable and breeding facility whilst at school. She went to veterinary school in Leipzig, Germany and concurrently achieved her license as a riding instructor. Taking a break from vet school, Sabine went to China to study Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Chinese before returning to Germany to complete her qualification as a doctor of veterinary medicine and moving to an equine clinic. Dr Vollstedt undertook her doctoral thesis and PhD in immunology at Zurich, Switzerland before taking a postdoctoral position at the University of Tokyo, where she stayed for 2.5 years. Returning to Germany, Dr Vollstedt opened her own practice in Traditional Chinese Equine Medicine and Phytotherapy and provides advanced training in TCVM and phytotherapy.