About Byron Bay Roaming Vet
Byron Bay Roaming Vet was created to provide a more convenient and personalised service for pets and their owners. The service is available to clients in the ‘Byron Bay’ region which broadly encompasses the areas between South Golden Beach, Ballina and Lismore. Our Roaming Vet, Dr. Susie Wood, is also happy to travel beyond this area to treat your pet, subject to availability. If you would like to know more, call us on 0401 408 835 to discuss further.
About Dr. Susie
Dr. Susie graduated from Glasgow University Vet school with a BVMS in 2003. She is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK, is a certified Fear Free practitioner and an AQIS accredited vet. Throughout her studies and career, her love of animals has taken her all over the world, experiencing working with them in many different capacities, in many different countries. From the game parks of South Africa, to a referral horse hospital in California and a dog rescue shelter in Thailand, Dr. Susie enjoys the diverse challenges, experiences and opportunities of her field. For the past 10 years her real interest has been not only in providing quality medical and surgical advice but also in taking a holistic approach to pet care. This includes the incredibly important, and often overlooked, aspect of animal mental health. In order to advance her knowledge in this area, she has undertaken extensive continuing professional development, including training with a Sydney based behaviour referral practice and undertaking post grad courses. Dr Susie gained Membership into the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary surgeons in Veterinary Behaviour, in 2012.
Dr. Susie first came to the Northern Rivers in 2004 and fell in love with the area. She has worked in many local clinics and continues to work part time out of the Byron Bay clinic and as a locum for the Ballina Veterinary Hospital. During her time here, she has seen a real need for a mobile vet facility to service clients who require veterinary visits in a home environment or outside of normal practice hours. One of the most important aspects of the mobile vet facility, apart from owner convenience, is the fact that most pets are much more at ease and secure at home which makes any consultation easier and less stressful for the animal itself.