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Dr Susan Klages (Dr. Sue) moved to southern California after her 1976 graduation from the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine.

In 1979, after working at West Covina Pet Hospital for 2 years, Dr. Sue assumed the role of primary emergency D.V.M. at Grand Avenue Pet Hospital in Santa Ana.

From 1979-1990, Dr. Klages practiced emergency medicine at central referral hospitals and the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Desert as the Hospital Director.

After 1990 Dr. Sue continued her interest in emergency medicine as serving on the Board of Director at The Desert Emergency Clinic until it's sale in 2008.

In 1990, Dr. Klages joined Dr. Nancy Creek in the expansion of Eldorado Animal Hospital at its new location in Palm Desert. For the next 20 years, Dr. Sue practiced treating dogs, cats and other small household pets.

Dr Susan Klages has consulted with animal control on abuse cases, assisted with animal care at the Living Desert and volunteers her knowledge at the
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center.

Dr. Sue has one daughter living in Indiana while she is working on her Masters/Doctorate in Sociology. To fight the "Empty -Nest Syndrome", Dr. Klages' house is full of critters and 4 fish tanks. Just like other grandmothers, one of her favorite animals is her granddog which is featured in many of the photos.

Dr. Klages has a special interest in providing quality of life and respecting the bond between owners and their companions.
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