Dr. Suzanne grew up in Stoughton, WI (near Madison) where she was exposed to veterinary medicine by being a volunteer kennel cleaner/dog walker at a local clinic. She also developed a passion for horses and acquired a pony in fifth grade. Through middle school and high school she spent all of her free time with her pony, and later, a Quarter Horse. Choosing large animal veterinary medicine was an easy decision because it allowed her to combine her love of animals and the outdoors with her interest in science and medicine.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She started her career in central WI but relocated to Wisconsin Dells in the summer of 2013. She quickly saw the need for an equine-focused practice in the Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo/Reedsburg and surrounding areas and launched Dells Equine to the appreciation of many horse owners and businesses.
Dr. Suzanne enjoys all aspects of equine medicine and surgery, from routine wellness appointments where everyone is happy and healthy, to lameness and medical workups, critical emergencies, vetting endurance competitions, work with non-profits, and public speaking and teaching events.
She is active in American Association of Equine Practitioners, Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association and online equine veterinarian discussion lists, and enjoys reading the latest equine medical research as it comes out.
Another area of interest is international and cross-cultural veterinary medical outreach. She was also able to work with indigenous villages in Ecuador through Christian Veterinary Mission and will be going on more trips in the future. Ask her about it!
Dr. Suzanne and her husband, Ryan, have a son, Levi, daughter, Rylee, four Quarter Horses, a dog, and a cat. In her free time, riding is her favorite pastime followed by running, hiking, and camping.
In memory of Reggie, the kindest, bravest horse I have ever taken care of. - Dr. Suzanne