Dr. Susan Tomlisson grew up in the Maple Valley area and attended Tahoma High School where she graduated as Valedictorian. The road to obtaining her veterinary degree began the adventure of a lifetime, taking her around the world, and finally, to settle back in her hometown.
After high school she attended Whitman College in Walla Walla where she studied Biology and Chemistry. During her junior year she studied at the University of Manchester, England, which greatly broadened her horizons and helped her attain a world perspective. After returning to the United States and completing her degree at Whitman, she headed back to England for veterinary school, graduating in 2002. Along with immersing herself in veterinary studies, she also continued to explore and visited countries such as Japan, Tunisia, Egypt, Scandinavia, Europe, and she especially relished visiting the gorgeous, small English villages.
After graduating from veterinary school she worked in a mixed practice in England for 2 years treating dogs, cats, cows, horses, lizards, snakes, hamsters, parrots, turtles, rabbits, and any other non-human who walked through the door. Upon returning to Washington she decided to specialize in treating Dogs and Cats, her first love.
Outside of work Dr. Susan is generally spending time with her family - chasing after her 3 young children, 2 old dogs (15 year old lab mixes!), and skiing as often as time allows!