The best thing about being a vet is the variety and the anticipation of what may come into the clinic or what may need to be seen out on a property on any given day.

Dr Suzie Richards

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Senior Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

I initially began my career in the industry as a veterinary nurse, and I thoroughly enjoyed the four years I spent working in that role. However, my boss at the time encouraged me to build on that experience and pursue a career as a vet. It wasn’t long before my pup Waffles and I moved to Wagga Wagga, where I completed my veterinary degree.

After graduating, a new adventure was awaiting me in… Mackay! My interests include anything large animal related and small animal surgery.

At Stabler and Howlett, I’ve had the opportunity to help lots of patients by drawing on my nursing experience and the knowledge gained from my veterinary degree.

Since moving to a property with a little more room to move, our family has grown with additions of both the two and four legged kind. This keeps life very busy but despite the ever growing list of things to do, we wouldn’t change a thing!

In my spare time, there’s always lots to do on our acreage – mowing the lawn, gardening, renovating… and of course, more lawn mowing! I love staying fit and active, and I always find anything practical or hands on lots of fun.