Dr. Susan Holt is a native to Massachusetts. She was born and raised in South Weymouth. Her family moved out west to California where she attended Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Holt knew since she was a child that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her parents taught her at a young age compassion for animals which she carried with her until she was an adult. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Santa Cruz and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois in 2009. She moved back to California to practice medicine. Her passion included emergency medicine, surgery and shelter medicine.
Dr. Holt was well known in the Inland Empire for her work with rescues. If there was a sick animal she could save, she would often times take the pets into her home where she nursed them back to health out of her own pocket and found them forever homes. Although she had four rescue dogs of her own, there was rarely a time when she wasn't fostering a dog or cat back to health. Rescues throughout Southern California appreciated her dedication and compassion for less fortunate animals.
After 8 years of practice in the sunny weather she decided that she wanted to be closer to family and moved back to the South Shore in 2017. Since then she has continued her work in general practice. She decided she wanted to do more for the community. Offering at home euthanasias was her way of giving back as she knows all too well how difficult this time can be.
Dr. Holt is very compassionate with animals and is very grateful that she can help make the process of losing a pet a little easier for both the pet and the family. She is very thorough in explaining the process, loves to hear all of the fun stories people have had with their pets, and is a great ear and shoulder to cry on. She too lost her best friend at home and is forever thankful she had that opportunity to make her boxer Kiva comfortable at home during her last moments. She feels so very fortunate to provide this service to people in the community and will make the experience, though sad and difficult, a smooth and peaceful process.
Dr. Holt doing "work"