Dr. Susan O’Brien followed her life-long aspirations of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island in 2010 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is a 2006 graduate of Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
In her final year of veterinary school, Dr. O’Brien completed a rotation in an impoverished Peru village treating dogs, cats, donkeys and horses. It started a drive to continue philanthropic efforts and volunteerism throughout her career. She has volunteered at a humane society in Ohio and at an organization that trains and then donates service dogs to those in need performing their routine surgeries. She loves to give her time to educate on various topics of animal health and has teamed up with the local 4-H and rodeo clubs with lecture topics through spring of 2017.
Following veterinary school, Dr. O’Brien completed a year-long extensive internship at a mixed animal practice in her native Ohio. She stayed on as an associate veterinarian at this practice for two years once she completed the internship in July of 2011. A lot of her focus during this time was general medicine and emergency care of horses, dogs and cats. She made the move to Colorado and began working at a small animal veterinary clinic while she developed her business.
Her inspiration behind Colorado On-Site Veterinary Services was to provide enhanced preventative care of dental maintenance, vaccination protocols, strategic deworming as well as nutritional guidance to maintain optimal health. She pursued several advanced certifications in the modalities of acupuncture, chiropractic care and laser therapy in order to offer a full array of services to her patients. Dr. O’Brien is certified in veterinary acupuncture by Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians. She is certified in chiropractic care by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the Options for Animals College of Veterinary Chiropractic.
In her free time, you’ll find her riding, hiking, fishing and enjoying the great state of Colorado. She shares her home with her husband Kenny, her rescue critters Jackson, (a German shepherd), Boone (a Malinois mix), Bella (a shih tzu), Wyatt (a long-haired cat) and two quarter horses, Buck and Sweetie. You can often find additional temporary furry family members at their home as they foster many injured or abandoned animals.