Dr. Susan Patton attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science ‘79 and doctorate degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ’84. She began her career in veterinary medicine in San Antonio, Texas where she owned and operated her first animal hospital. She moved to Estes Park, Colorado in 1989 and operated Estes Park Animal Hospital. After moving to Boulder and working both emergency and daytime general practice jobs in the area, Dr. Patton felt that she could best serve Boulder County animals by opening her own practice. With the goal of offering high quality, compassionate veterinary medicine and surgery to each dog, cat, and exotic pet seeking her care, she opened North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital in 1993. Dr. Patton especially enjoys care of senior patients, pain management, dentistry and mentoring veterinarians with her extensive medical, surgical and hospital management knowledge.Dr. Patton loves hiking, antiquing and travel with her husband Danny and her children, Clark, 24, Sarah, 9 and Gracie 5. She currently serves on Jarrow Montessori School’s Board of Trustees as well as the Board of Directors of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association as Chairwoman of the Animal Issues Commission. She is a member of the Boulder Independent Business Association (BIBA) and actively supports the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Service Dog Project that provides service dogs to disabled individuals in Colorado. Dr. Patton was born in Germany while her father served in the US Army and has resided in over 16 areas with her family including India and Hawaii.Dr. Patton’s family shares their home with Clifford the Big Brown Cat after he was discovered abandoned by our practice manager this year as he hopped into his car. Roscoe, the Patton-Weller family’s 12 year old Blue Heeler spends his days herding Clifford and guarding his kids. Simon is their 17 year old Hanoverian and Junior is their 27 year old Quarter Horse. They were adopted from Colorado Horse Rescue in 2002 and keep an eye on the barn; especially the hay. Dr. Patton refers to them as her 1000 pound yard pets. She has owned Great Danes since first in practice and is interested in many of the neuromuscular disorders unique to this giant breed.