VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Shelter Medicine

Associate Editor

Susan Powell

Susan Powell


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, San Jose State, 1989

Current Professional Activities

  • Private Practice in Silverdale, WA
  • Member Association of Shelter Veterinarians and HSVMA

Past Professional Activities

  • Director of Shelter Medicine, Woods Humane Society
  • Riverside County Animal Services
  • Previously in Private Practice for 5 years
  • Internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group


  • One child, Luke, a Game Designer/Programmer who lives near Seattle.


  • Dash — the Mini Aussie
  • Presley — a Cattle Dog mix, my amazing neospora puppy
  • Two cats — a crazy calico named Guinevere and a Ragdoll named Merlin


  • Bowling, bowling and more bowling
  • Reading
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Watching baseball (SF Giants)

Favorite Quotes

  • "A room without books is like a body without a soul."
  • "Baseball is the only sport there is — next to bowling that is."
  • "Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is."

What I Like Most About VIN

I can always find the answer I'm looking for and sometimes answers I didn't know that I was looking for. I learn something new on VIN everyday from the amazing minds of my colleagues.

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