From a very young age, Sue shared her home with cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. She attended school in the UK, which included a farm. The school, at the time, was responding to the latest studies, which confirmed that animals could be extremely beneficial to a school environment. The bond that was established between the pupils and the animals helped manage anxiety, improved focus and increased the pupils’ self-confidence.
At home and at school, she was taught the importance of animal welfare. In school, Sue was better at art than science; however, she continued her studies in animal sciences whilst also working in a mainly large animal and equine practice. She decided to take a break from her studies and travel, which brought her to Vancouver. She loved it in Vancouver so much she made it her home.
Sue continued her art studies and gained an Interior Design Certificate from BCIT. However, animals and their welfare remained her top priority. Through her website www.artforanimals.ca she combined her love of art with her love of animals.
Sue is proud to say she has been a full time staff member of the BCSPCA Hospital and The Registered Veterinary Technicians Association for 30 years. After several years working part-time Sue is now semi retired from the veterinary field, but never from animal welfare.
Hobbies: Fine art, photography, graphic design, travel.