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Dr Susanna Alwen

MA Cantab, VetMB, MRCVS GP Cert Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management, CCRT, RCH Veterinary Surgeon/Hydrotherapist

Susanna graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 2002 and went into general practice to learn a broad range of veterinary skills. After four years she became a technical veterinary advisor for a veterinary pharmaceutical company.

In this role she was given the opportunity to attend veterinary orthopaedic conferences around Europe where she developed a keen interest in rehabilitation, pain management and osteoarthritis. After six years in this position she decided to return to clinical practice to put her knowledge to practical use.

Susanna attended a hydrotherapy course at Greyfriars in 2011 and joined the team in 2012 offering a veterinary referral service comprising pain management, hydrotherapy and acupuncture.

Susanna has completed a certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management and a further qualification in rehabilitation to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). She is a registered canine hydrotherapist and works both as part of the hydrotherapy team and provides inpatient and outpatient clinics for pain and rehabilitation.

As well as being our resident vet, Susanna is also a part of our lecturing team. She lectures in First Aid, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Rehabilitation and Pain Management and provides CPD for vets.

When she is not working Susanna divides her time between care of her dogs, her love of the sea and her smallholding.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated."

- Mahatma Ghandi
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