Susan Krebsbach, DVM

Dr. Susan Krebsbach, affectionately known as Dr. Susan, has always had a passion for animals.

But her initial career path did not lead her to veterinary medicine. After graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, she started out as a systems engineer for the IBM Corporation. As Dr. Susan’s career blossomed in the world of computers, she was promoted to the level of advisory marketing representative and recognized as one of the top 5% marketing representatives in the country.

Pursuing her passion for animals, Dr. Susan turned in her briefcase for books to start veterinary school at The Ohio State University. After graduation, she worked as a small animal general practitioner for several years before opening a veterinary animal behavior consulting service, Creature Counseling. She continues to this day working with clients and organizations on addressing animal behavior problems and how to prevent them.

In addition to private practice,  Dr. Susan is the proud founder of Madison Cat Project (formerly Dane County Friends of Ferals); served as the assistant director of the Program for Pet Health Equity at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, whose mission is to drive the formation of a family-centric One Health healthcare system that focuses on pets not adequately served by the current system; was honored to be the executive director of the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition, which released the landmark report, Access to Veterinary Care: Barriers, Current Practices, and Public Policy; has been a veterinary consultant for Maddie’s Fund regarding pet behavior; and spent eight plus years as a veterinary advisor for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Susan resides in her home state of Wisconsin where winter lasts nine months out of the year, beer and brats are considered a culinary delicacy, and the Green Bay Packers are a religion. It is from here that she permeates her true dedication to the enhancement of the special relationship that exists between pets and their people and advocating for the wellbeing of all animals.

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