After graduating Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland, Susan spent several years in small animal practice in Australia and the UK, during which time she achieved Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine and completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Medicine.

From 2002, Susan was a resident and then Lecturer in clinical pathology at The Royal Veterinary College, UK, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology in 2005. This was followed by time in commercial diagnostic laboratories in the UK and Brisbane.

With over 20 years experience in diagnostic pathology, Susan enjoys all facets of clinical pathology, with a particular interest in haematology (including exotic species) and cytology including bone marrow pathology.