Susan Williamson, DVM
Dr. Williamson graduated from VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She studied ruminant nutrition at New Mexico State University prior to attending veterinary school. Following veterinary school, Dr. Williamson worked for USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, where she managed several federally funded disease surveillance programs on a state level and developed expertise in large-scale disease management protocols during multiple deployments. She also managed many international animal imports and exports; assisting the British Equestrian Team as well as the Secret Service are fond memories from this work.
Following the birth of her first child, she left government service and opened her own business as a relief veterinarian, a position that allowed her to be home to meet her young family’s needs while covering vacations and other staffing needs in many different clinics throughout the state of Maryland for a number of years. She has also worked in emergency medicine on holidays and weekends.
Dr. Williamson’s professional interests include pet nutrition, weight management, behavior, dermatology, exports, and general wellness. She is a staunch supporter of mental health initiatives for veterinary professionals. One of her greatest joys in veterinary medicine is assisting owners in ensuring their new pet will live a long and happy life as a well-adjusted member of the family.
Dr. Williamson, her husband, and their four sons run Honeycreek Farm in Frederick County, where they raise and show alpacas, focusing on fiber production and performance training, competing at the national level. They also raise various species of poultry, miniature Nubian goats, and livestock guardian dogs. Her family is very active in Frederick County 4-H and Alpaca Owners Association.