Though born in West Point, Nebraska, Susan grew up in Dayton, Ohio with her seven brothers and sisters. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science degree from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), Susan went on to get her Associate’s Degree from the Columbus Technical Institute (predecessor of Columbus State Community College) as the valedictorian of her graduating class. Along with these degrees, she is a registered veterinary technician and has been serving as such at the clinic for most of the last thirty-four years.
Susan found her life partner in Jim, and they have been blessed with three terrific children, Calvin, Ian, and Aretha, who are making their own way in the world.
Susan and her family have six pets among the five of them: “Hemi”, a big lovable mutt with a tornado tail; “Aero” and “Kiera”, the yin-yang twin Cairn Terrier-terrors; Louis, a beautiful Siamese cat also known as “Darth Vader” with his very audible breathing; “Pippin”, the Garfield-scared-y-cat that lurks in the basement; and “Kishu”, the grey tabby that likes to hang out in the rafters pretending to be a gargoyle.
Susan usually works in the background of the clinic, keeping tabs on paperwork, patients, and making sure everything runs smoothly while assisting wherever she may be needed.