Dr. Susan Blades is a board-certified Emergency and Critical Care specialist. Dr. Blades was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and then completed a rotating private practice internship in the suburbs of Chicago. She stayed in Chicago for several years working in the ER at a large specialty and referral center. In 2013 Dr. Blades returned to Maryland for a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Veterinary Referral Associates. In 2016 she completed her residency and achieved board certification in Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Blades worked as a staff criticalist at VCA SouthPaws from 2016-2020 and is happy to be working again in Maryland.