Sue qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1980 with a first class honours degree in Applied Biology, and a degree in Veterinary Medicine, with distinction in Medicine and Surgery. After some time working in equine practice in the USA, Sue returned to Great Britain to take a position in clinical orthopaedics in the Centre for Equine Studies of the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. She is currently Head of Equine Clinical Orthopaedics.
Sue has lectured internationally and published widely on equine orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging. She has published more than 200 refereed papers in scientific journals, relating to lameness and diagnostic imaging in the horse and has contributed to a number of books. She has been a long-standing member of Council of the British Equine Veterinary Association and is a past President. She has also been a long-standing member of the Board of the World Equine Veterinary Association and Vice-President.
Sue also holds the Instructors and Stable Managers Certificates of the British Horse Society (BHSI) and has competed at advanced level in both horse trials and show jumping, producing horses that have subsequently competed successfully at the Olympic Games & World Equestrian Games. She is a former veterinary advisor to British Eventing.