Meet Sacramento Veterinarian Dr. Susan Barrett, DVM
Dr. Barrett is a breeder and exhibitor of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, finishing multiple award winning AKC Grand Champions and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel USA BIS Champions.
Dr. Susan Barrett graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Zoology Phi Kappa Phi in 1976 and the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. She received the Barber-Lundgerg Scholarship by the vote of the faculty as the top student in her graduating class for scholarship, leadership, and clinical proficiency. She also received a the Oklahoma City Kennel Club scholarship as the student most likely to succeed in small animal practice. Dr. Barrett was awarded a postdoctoral Fellowship in physiology and anatomy and conducted research on reproduction before entering private practice for a year in Oklahoma. She moved to Sacramento in 1981 and opened Crossroads Animal Hospital, followed by Sunrise-Cirby Animal Hospital, Elkhorn-Walerga Animal Hospital and then sold them before opening Watt Avenue Pet Hospital in the Arden-Arcade area in 1995. She has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, preventative care, dental preventative care, behavioral counseling and obedience training and cosmetic surgery. Her passion is teaching owners how to care for their pets.
Dr. Barrett is an AKC Breeder of Merit under her WynDancer Cavalier King Charles Spaniel banner for the past 10 years. She got her first Cavalier in 2001 and began showing Cavaliers in 2005. In the past 10 years she began a breeding program for showing dogs & has finished over 20 AKC Champion Cavaliers, many home bred. She has gone on finish many Grand Champions and has top ranked dogs who compete at Westminster & Eukanuba dog shows.
Dr. Barrett has two grown children and grandchildren. She enjoys volunteering to help others and is a member of Rotary International, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the California Veterinary Medical Rescue Corps, & is a docent at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. She has trained several of her dogs for the Canine Good Citizen certificate and had a therapy dog in Lend A Hart for 5 years.
Dr. Barrett is always available to help you with any medical, behavioral, or training concerns about your pet. Dr. Barrett would like to welcome you to Watt Avenue Pet Hospital. She prides herself on going beyond what is expected during the care of your pet.