Registered Veterinary Technician
Susan was raised on a farm north of Cochrane. She had a Scottish Terrier growing up, and purchased her first show dog as a teen, to start conformation and obedience showing. Her experiences with a variety of terrier breeds, their personalities and problems, led her to dog training – specifically clicker training with the Karen Pryor Academy of dog training.
With her love of animals, it seemed clear that she needed to pursue a career in a related field. This led to a diploma in Animal Health Technology through Olds College. After graduating Susan enjoyed working in a variety of fields including 15 years in veterinary emergency medicine, and 10 years as a Manager of a Veterinary Reference laboratory. Susan joined the Chestermere team in January 2018 and has been enjoying the change of pace into primary care.
She is fear free level 3 elite certified.
Susan also received the AAHA Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2023. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of credentialed veterinary technicians and their key role in patient care. Learn more at aaha.org/vtoy.
Susan’s interests include behavior, internal medicine and nutrition. Susan’s goal is to help you, help your pet! Her other passions include gardening, landscape and naturescape design. She still owns and loves terriers, and currently has a Kerry Blue Terrier named Ned!