Dr. Susan Conrad


Dr Conrad grew up in Signal Mountain, TN. Her love of veterinary medicine started while reading ALL the James Herriot books one summer. She was able to volunteer at the local animal hospital at 13 years old. After two summers, they hired her and shared the amazing world of small animal medicine for over a decade as Dr Conrad finished high school, completed her BA in Biology at Carleton College, then graduated with her DVM from the University of TN.

Dr Conrad developed an interest in public health and zoonotic disease in her first year of vet school and completed a Masters in Public Health concurrently with her DVM.

After graduation, she started as a mixed animal veterinarian in Minnesota where she treated everything from cats and dogs to cows and goats. It was a great experience, but in the end reinforced her love of small animal medicine and the relationships with pet owners.

After careful consideration, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska to practice small animal medicine and surgery. Alaska was an adventure and provided many opportunities to expand her professional knowledge and skill. When not in the clinic, Dr Conrad enjoyed hiking to many mountain tops and seeing the wonders of the last frontier. She met her husband, and they started their family up there.

After a decade of Alaskan life, Dr Conrad and her family were transferred to Houston. Initially, she worked as a relief veterinarian filling in at many clinics around the Houston area. Over the course of that time, she most enjoyed working at Oyster Creek Animal Hospital with their fabulous staff, patients, and clients. Which lead to her finally joining the Oyster Creek family!

Her professional interests focus on the care of cats and dogs, educating pet owners, and advocating for the best care for her patients.

Dr Conrad is married to husband, Caleb, and they have 3 young children and 3 cats. Outside of being a veterinarian and mom, she enjoys cooking, reading, staying active, and home renovation.