Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Susan Birrell Stofft was born in Denver and early on decided that she would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her father, a 6th grade science teacher, exposed her at an early age to a number of species of animals as well as a love of science. Most of his “science” experiments were really just another reason for him to add another furry member to the family. Her mother exemplified patience and compassion (especially given her father’s proclivities) and Susan has spent most of her life attempting to model these attributes. She attended Colorado State University and graduated with a degree in microbiology and a minor in molecular genetics in 1992. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to use this education briefly studying bovine genetics and trypanosomiasis at ILRAD in Kenya. She graduated with honors from CSU veterinary school in 1996 as a member of Phi Zeta Honor Society.
After graduation she completed an internship at Texas A&M University in small animal medicine and surgery where she developed a love for ophthalmology and surgery. Gig ‘em! Dr Jim Stofft, her classmate and now husband, encouraged her to move out to beautiful Tucson, Arizona. She has spent the past 20 years working in and around the Tucson area. In 2011 she and Jim had the opportunity to purchase Sabino Veterinary Care, a young but growing veterinary clinic. Over the past 5 years the clinic has grown considerably and in 2015 they moved into their new state of the art veterinary hospital. They have two beautiful daughters who have been kind, patient and supportive of their commitment to the clinic and their clients. The girls have inherited their parent’s love of animals. As a family they enjoy being outside hiking and running in Sabino Canyon as well as traveling as much as possible. They have two cats, Mouse and Ernie Long Legs (our swimming cat), two dogs Cody and Jezebel, and a tortoise.