VCA Brown Animal Hospital

Susan Averill, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ohio State University


Dr. Averill graduated from Ohio State Veterinary school in 1989, cum laude. She completed an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey the following year. She came to VCA Brown Animal Hospital in 1991 and enjoyed treating cats and dogs here ever since.
Former president of the Greater Burlington Area Veterinarians as well as the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, Susan is married to Peter Averill, a practicing dairy veterinarian. They have two teenage daughters, Hannah and Summer, who are constantly begging them for more pets! Present pets include two dogs, Lizzie and Maddie, two miniature donkeys named Oliver and Twist, a flock of chickens, and a beta fish named Batman.
When not working, Susan and her family enjoy skiing in the winter and camping in the summer. She is in the process of renovating a 50 year old airstream, in which she and her husband have dreams of travelling cross country ( with pets of course)!

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately @ (802) 862 6471. If it is after hours, Call Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists @ (802) 863-2387