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Susan recently returned to Care Animal Hospital after a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a veterinary technician in the Army. She is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Athens Technical College in Athens, GA, and started working with us in 2015, before taking her leave for military service. Susan earned an American Sign Language Advanced Certificate from the University of Georgia in 2015 and looks forward to communicating with clients in sign language.
Susan and her husband owned Mahi, a rescue Akita that had separation anxiety and was too dominant with other dogs to add a companion canine, so they adopted Chiana - a big cat for a big dog. After their first meeting, the two were best buds and the dog was no longer stressed about being left alone. Mahi passed on in 2011 and Chiana mourned her passing. In 2014, Jorah, a young Beauceron dog, joined the family dynamics. Chiana and Jorah are working on a budding friendship.
Susan enjoys working with the staff at Care Animal Hospital to help healthy animals maintain their health status and to help ill patients recover. In her spare time, Susan is a reader and enjoys reading with our resident cat, Riley, on her lap. He REALLY missed Susan when she was away.