Susan McMillan has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1997 when she graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent five years in a tiny animal practice in Fairbanks, Alaska. Days were filled with surgery, medicine, dentals, ultrasounds, x-rays, lab work, lots of bush medicine advice by phone to customers living in bush villages with no road access to veterinary care, and emergencies kicked by moose and lots of porcupine quills.

Contact Details

  City Burlington, VT
  Zip Code 05401
  Address 57 North Champlain Street
  Phone Number (802) 861-6500

From Our Website

Fletcher Allen Health Care donated a safe, an X-ray viewing machine, and tables and chairs for the waiting room. The Champlain Housing Trust gave us a very affordable lease and they continue to support our mission. We have seen great success in our first eight years. Unfortunately, this means we often cannot see new clients at the clinic. We are working to bring in other veterinarians so that we have more time available. We take new clients whenever our schedule opens. We regret turning people and pets away but do this so that we can properly care for those who are already clients.

I am not an expert. I have done the Grand Canyon Rim To Rim Extreme Day Hike, two times so far. Both were successful, fun, medically uneventful trips. In 2008, we hiked South Rim to North Rim, in 2011, north to south. The first trip included four hikers. The second trip was nine. My partner and I did the many logistics for the second trip. We hike in Vermont's Green Mountains, New York's Adirondacks, and New Hampshire's White Mountains. That is my credential and my disclaimer. In preparation for the first trip, I did the research to learn about the trail, get advice for training and what to carry.