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Sue Collier, DVM


Dr. Collier was born in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Her father was in the United States Air Force and she has lived in many places including Alaska, California, Puerto Rico,  Arkansas, Maryland, and New Mexico. She made it full circle and returned to Wichita Falls, TX when her father retired from Sheppard AFB.

Dr. Collier attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1985.  She attended the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in College Station, Texas, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has a special interest in feline medicine and geriatric medicine and is currently a member of the AVMA and the TVMA.

Her love for animals began at a very young age. In high school and college, she developed a passion for science, particularly biology. Veterinary medicine combined both of these and was a natural career path for her. Her satisfaction comes from being able to apply her knowledge and expertise to each case so that the pet and the owner are both taken care of, and the best possible outcome is achieved. From preventative care to understanding a pet’s illness, her emphasis is on educating her clients about all components of their pet’s care.

Since graduating from vet school, she has lived in Houston and considers it home for herself and her family. She has a son and a daughter, that is currently in college. The crew that makes up the rest of the family are:

  • Gecko, a 15-year-old polydactyl cat
  • Noodle-Cat, her “Goth” cat
  • Pretzel is an orange tabby cat that has radial nerve paralysis. His right foreleg curls in a little and it looks like a pretzel.
  • Eskel, her “fluffy” cat, was found on the side of the road. He has a scar on his face and was named after a character in a video game, who has a facial scar.
  • Finn, a rescue PitBull that is a huge love sponge that thinks he is a toy teacup poodle and wants in your lap all of the time, but weighs 80 lbs
  • Brienne, a rescued Rottweiler was in a shelter and scheduled to be euthanized. No one wanted her due to an eyelid deformity. When Dr. Collier met her, all she could see was her sweetness.

When she is not caring for patients or taking care of her family she enjoys reading, crocheting, and scrapbooking. Dr. Collier is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves Star Trek, Star Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and anything science fiction.  Her Christmas tree has only ornaments from all of the sci-fi and fantasy books and movies that she adores. 

Pamela VanHemert-Collier