General practitioner Dr. Susan Bates Brashear began working at Main Street Veterinary Hospital in 2003. She was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, and received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University in 1999. In 2003, Dr. Brashear was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Her professional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, exotic pet medicine and pain management. Dr. Brashear is the exotics contributor at the Mark Francis Museum of Veterinary History in Austin, Texas. Her studies at Louisiana State had an emphasis on avian, exotic, zoo and aquarium medicine, and she held externships at the Baton Rouge Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. She also participated in a clerkship at Sea World in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Brashear is married to Clint Brashear, also a veterinarian. They recently welcomed their first child, a girl, into their family. Dr. Brashear counts reading, scrapbooking, traveling, gourmet cooking, photography and scuba diving among her favorite pastimes. She and her husband share their home with Doc, a Shih Tzu who is a certified therapy dog; Belle, a Cockatiel with special needs; and Callaway, a young Maine Coon mix.