Sue graduated with a B.Sc from the University of Guelph and a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College. She worked in a mixed practice for 3 years, spent the next three with the Ontario Government working on a pork industry initiative program and then returned to private practice where she began her solo swine consultancy in 1990. She obtained her Diplomate status in Swine Health and Production in 2005 and a Master of Public Health in December 2013.
She was the first veterinarian in Canada to diagnose PED, which provided more than enough experience with a novel disease outbreak.
Sue teaches part time at Ridgetown College of Agriculture. Although practice keeps her busy in Ontario, she has travelled extensively “doing pig things” – to countries including China, South Africa, Malaysia, Phillipines, Jamaica, Estonia. She is involved in a smallholder pig project in Lesotho in Africa with Bracelet of Hope. She also provides expert witness services when requested.
Sue resides on a farm outside of Tillsonburg, Ontario with an assortment of pets and enjoys cooking in her kitchen for the kids when they come home (when she isn’t photographing and travelling).
University of Guelph bio
OP-funded research: 19-003 Nitrogen euthanasia using a Dutch commercial unit – miniNOFF