Susan Baley, DVM

Dr. Susan Baley grew up in southern California. She completed her bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in poultry management in 2011 from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Baley graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She loves every exotic animal, but has a particular passion for birds of all kinds including parrots, poultry, and raptors.

During veterinary school, she worked as zookeeper at the Minnesota Zoo and as a student researcher for the Raptor Center investigating blood clotting and rodenticide poisoning in hawks and owls. She has presented her research on multiple occasions, including at a plenary session of the Association of Avian Veterinarians’ annual conference.

Following graduation, she completed a rigorous avian and exotic medicine internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX where she worked with exotic pets, wildlife, and spent time learning about zoological medicine at the Houston Zoo.

Dr. Baley joins the SEAVS team this year to pursue additional focused training in avian medicine by starting her residency in avian practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP).

When not taking care of her patients, Dr. Baley enjoys hiking, birdwatching, cooking, reading, traveling, and loves spending time with her fiancé and two cats, Felix and Oriana.