Susan Peden | Centre for Veterinary Education

Susan Peden


Susan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982 and followed her interest in equine science to complete an internship at the University of Sydney.

A move to mixed practice in Tasmania led to community involvement with animal education. Initially teaching adult education classes in Animal Care and she then implemented the Pets and People program in primary schools. Susan has completed a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

In 1995 she completed the IVAS certification course and began integrating veterinary acupuncture into chronic disease management. Further training in Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui Na followed. In 2004 she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science in small animal surgery, finding acupuncture improved the outcomes of surgical cases.

In 2009 she returned to full time equine practice and undertook further training in Veterinary equine dentistry and equine reproduction. Susan currently works for Hobart Equine Practice two days per week and three days practicing acupuncture for dogs and cats.