Susan’s love for animals is apparent in her 12 years of collegiate coursework. Initially, Susan planned to impact animals by studying their genomes to discover disease-causing variants, but she couldn’t imagine her life without a daily dose of animals and decided to leave the lab with a Master’s degree in Integrative Genetics and Genomics upon acceptance to LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Susan’s dream job has always been to work at an annual wellness clinic for small animals, allowing her to make a positive impact on the pet-loving community.
Susan has 5 dogs, 2 cats, a box turtle, and a bearded dragon, all of whom were rescues! She is also expecting her first child this year! She loves senior animals and regularly fosters the oldest small dogs from shelters in her area. Medically, Susan prefers wellness visits and management of chronic diseases, as well as behavior, neurology, and dermatology.
In the future, Susan hopes to open a rescue facility for senior pets, pets with disabilities, and pets with chronic diseases. She loves the "underdog" and is passionate about making sure every pet has access to appropriate healthcare.