Dr Suzie Richards

Dr Suzie Richards

BVetBiol BVSc

Small & Large Animal Veterinarian

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.

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 finding a property with a little more room to move, our fur family has grown! Waffles, my original Kelpie, now has a pesky pup called Chippi to annoy her. I also rescued a ‘naughty-tortie’ (Tortoiseshell) kitten from work named Spidee.

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.