Susan McMillan has a diverse background and began her career in justice, receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from George Washington University National Law Center. After working for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and working in consumer affairs, she attended University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine and received the Academic Leadership Award and Clinical Competency Award. Her animal care skills further developed in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she practiced as a veterinarian and served as volunteer vet for many sled dog races.
Upon moving to Vermont, Susan and her partner started Vet to Pet Mobile Veterinary Service in 2005, which grew into Old North End Veterinary Clinic and opened in 2006. As part of her practice, Susan offers hospice and end-of-life care for her patients because she believes in compassionate palliative care for animals. She works with clients to develop treatment plans for the care of their pets and focuses on alleviating discomfort, anxiety, pain, nausea, and dehydration for the pet, and looks for accommodations that can be made in the home to make life easier and safer for everyone.
Susan has also spent 12 years as the in-house veterinarian for the Human Society of Chittenden County and recently cycled off the HSCC Board of Directors after several years. She is a Past-President of the Greater Burlington Academy of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the VVMA and HSVMA. In her free time, Susan enjoys drawing, photography, snowshoeing, hiking, water skiing, running, and hiking. She is in the process of discernment to become ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church. She is proud co-parent of beloved pets, Fury, Scoop, and Monkey. Fury and Scoop are cats from the Humane Society of Chittenden County and Monkey is a wonderful mutt from the south who was brought to Vermont via Potter’s Angels Rescue.