About Vet Wagon and Dr. Susan Cooke


Dr. Susan Cooke has been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After vet school, Dr. Cooke and her husband returned to Washington, D.C. where they met as undergraduates at Georgetown University.  She lived and practiced in Washington, D.C. with her husband, 4 children and the "urban zoo" (2 cats, a hamster, a gerbil, a turtle and occasional other "fosters").

The Cookes moved to beautiful Round Hill, VA in 2010 and everyone is enjoying the rural setting. New additions to the Cooke family include our sweet puppy Annie, 4 chickens, an ornery rooster, 2 bunnies and 8 adorable pygmy goats. In addition to small animal medicine, Dr. Cooke worked as a staff Veterinarian for the National Aquarium Institute while living in D.C.  She is a member of the D.C. Academy of Veterinary Medicine for which she served as President for 2011-2012 and is a member of the AVMA, DCVMA and NVVMA.

Lisa Pavel

Lisa has been working in the veterinary field since beginning as a kennel assistant in 2006. She graduated in 2012 from the Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technician Program. Lisa joined Vet Wagon in Summer 2015 and really enjoys seeing how relaxed the animals are in the comfort of their own home. When not working, most of her time is spent in the company of her 4 dogs, 4 cats, and Bearded Dragon. She also likes fishing, reading, watching movies, and cooking.