Dr. Susan Kimmel was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She received a BS degree with honors in 1992 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is a graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Following this training, Dr. Kimmel continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a resident in small animal internal medicine and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 2000. Dr. Kimmel remained at the University of Pennsylvania for 2 years as a faculty member, where she taught students, interns, and residents in small animal internal medicine. In 2003, Dr. Kimmel joined Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury (formerly, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care) and has enjoyed being part of the hospital's growth since its beginning. In 2008, Dr. Kimmel was appointed Medical Director of Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury.
Dr. Kimmel is published in the fields of diabetes mellitus, intestinal disease, pancreatitis, electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, asthma, and liver disease. Dr. Kimmel's special interests include endoscopy, critical care, gastrointestinal disease, endocrine disease, and general problems in internal medicine. When not at the hospital, Dr. Kimmel's interests include exploring the beaches and waterways of Long Island by boat, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and their two dogs: Kona, a rescued Pocket Pittie, and Bacon, a Cane Corso.