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Specialty: Reptile/Amphibian Medicine

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Kenneth Harkewicz
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Robert Schmidt
Karen Rosenthal
Avery Bennett
Michelle Campbell-Ward
Tim Georoff
Amanda Guthrie
Susan Horton
Jean Pare

Susan Horton


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Illinois, 1995
  • Honours, Veterinary Bioscience (BSc(Hons)), University of Illinois, 1990

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner and President of Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital, Skokie, Illinois
  • President of Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) 2016–2017
  • Medical Director for Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue, Red Door Animal Shelter, and HAPPE Parrots
  • Exotic Medicine Consultant to Bluepearl Skokie
Past Professional Activities
  • Conference Chair for ARAV Exoticscon 2016
  • Chair for the Membership and PR committee for ARAV
Marital Status
  • Bruce Stone
  • Only the furry, scaly and feathery kind!
  • Sweet Potato, Pitbull mix
  • Winky the blue quaker
  • Crested Gecko colony, too numerous to mention
  • Dendrobates azurius
  • Husband
  • Gardening, including perennial, vegetable, fruit trees, and fairy
  • Bee Keeping
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Mixology
  • Reading
Favorite Quote
  • "What we think, we become." —Buddha
What I like Most About VIN
  • It is a vast, interactive library with professionals who are in the field and dedicated to the business of veterinary medicine.
Susan Horton

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