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Specialty: Shelter Medicine

Susan Powell
Miranda Spindel

Susan Powell


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Oregon State University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), San Jose State, 1989

Current Professional Activities

  • Director of Shelter Medicine, Woods Humane Society
  • Member Association of Shelter Veterinarians and HSVMA
Past Professional Activities
  • Riverside County Animal Services
  • Previously in Private Practice for 5 years
  • Internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group
  • One child, Luke, a Game Designer/Programmer who lives near Seattle.
  • Elvis — Golden Retriever/Chow
  • Dash — the Mini Aussie
  • Presley — a Cattle Dog mix, my amazing neospora puppy
  • Two cats — a crazy calico named Guinevere and a Ragdoll named Merlin
  • Bowling, bowling and more bowling
  • Reading
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Watching baseball (SF Giants)
Favorite Quote
  • "A room without books is like a body without a soul."
  • "Baseball is the only sport there is — next to bowling that is."
  • "Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is."
What I like Most About VIN
  • I can always find the answer I'm looking for and sometimes answers I didn't know that I was looking for. I learn something new on VIN everyday from the amazing minds of my colleagues.
Susan Powell

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