Meet the Team

Suzanne Johnstone

Business Development Director

Suzanne Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and from there worked in a variety of hospitals, charities and emergency centres- Suzanne became especially interested in emergency and critical care in trauma patients and spent some years working nights in out of hours vets.

In 2006 Suzanne became a head nurse and got bitten by the people management bug, enjoying the role of supporting and developing teams of nurses and receptionists. A step to Practice Management in 2010 for a small corporate group gave Suzanne even more passion for people management and financial management and looking after a larger team of vets , nurses and receptionists. When the smaller group was bought by a much larger group, Suzanne took on a multi-site management as a regional director.

Suzanne moved to VetPartners as a Business Development Director in April 2018 after hearing what a people focused business they are. She still cannot resist getting involved in nursing and regularly jumps in as a helping hand where the need arises. She keeps up to date with veterinary medicine by attending courses and learning from her teams about advances in the industry.

At home Suzanne has 2 horses, 2 cats and a dog who take up all her time. Suzanne competes in endurance, western riding, dressage and TREC almost every weekend and is an equine body work practitioner as well, having a passion for equine behaviour and welfare standards in horse training.