Dr Sooze Beths
BSc(hons), BVMS, GC-CT, MANZCVS (Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets)

Lecturer, Exotic Pets and Birds and General Practice Veterinarian

Susan Beths (Sooze) is a lecturer in exotic animals and birds, teaching DVM students. Sooze is also one of the primary care clinicians working at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital treating animals of all species, with a special interest in the unusual.

Sooze graduated from Glasgow University and worked in mixed practice in the UK before moving to the Caribbean, working as an Assistant Professor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2013, Sooze has worked in the teaching hospital at the University of Melbourne.

Sooze has gained membership level qualifications with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets. She is fear free certified and completed a marine mammal medic course. Currently she is finishing a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological Medicine through Edinburgh University and completing the Taronga Veterinary Professional Training in Wildlife Treatment and Care course.

Sooze has worked clinically with a wide range of exotic animals around the world including marine mammals, turtles, tortoises, primates, African wildlife, and all the usual exotic pets in the UK, Caribbean, South Africa, South America, and Australia.

Sooze is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, sitting on two committees, the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians special interest group and the Advocacy Forum. She is also an active member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists as the current examination chair for the Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets Chapter.

Sooze enjoys teaching and gives talks at continued education courses through Melbourne University, the Australian Veterinary Association, Exotic Veterinary Nurse Training and with local wildlife groups.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, husband, and pets, which include two Caribbean dogs and 4 chickens. She also enjoys horse riding, ballet dancing, SCUBA diving, hiking, and stilt walking.

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