VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Alternative Medicine

Associate Editor

Susan Wynn

Susan Wynn

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Nutrition, 2016

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • American Herbalist Guild (AHG) Herbal Medicine, 2002
  • Emory University School of Medicine (Emory-Med) Post Doctoral Fellowship, Virology and Immunology


  • Residency in Nutrition, University of Tennessee, 2010
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Emory University

Current Professional Activities

  • Senior Director of Scientific Affairs, Instinct Pet Food
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Past Professional Activities

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Friendship Hosptial, Washington DC, 1988
  • General practice, various sites: 1989–2007
  • 2007–2019 Director of Nutrition Service, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta GA
  • Co-author: Veterinary Herbal Medicine, 2007. Mosby, St. Louis
  • Co-author: Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine: Science and Tradition, 2003. Mosby, St. Louis
  • Author: Emerging Therapies: Herbal and Nutraceutical Medicine for Small Animals, AAHA Press, Boulder, CO
  • Co-author: Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practice, Mosby, St. Louis
  • Clinical Nutrition Residency, University of Tennessee 2016

Marital Status

  • Single


  • 1 German shepherd and 2 cats


  • Gardening, painting, cycling, paddling, hiking, travel, in-town culture

Favorite Quote

Tell me that we understand the placebo effect, THEN complain that homeopathy can't work because we don't understand the mechanism.

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