Sue graduated from the University of Sydney in 1982 after emigrating from the United States in 1971. After graduation she worked in Missouri for 2 years then travelled to the UK. Upon returning to Australia in 1986, she began work at Balmain Veterinary Hospital. In 1990 Sue and her Family moved to Maitland, and she began working part-time at Adamstown Veterinary hospital in 1992. In 1994 she completed a post-graduate course in radiology. Her main area of interest is small animal medicine.