dr ed susmilch, prairie side veterinary hospital, kenosha veterinarian

Dr. Ed Susmilch

Owner, Veterinarian

Years ago, Dr. Ed found himself looking to help animals, but undeniably intrigued by math and puzzles. He found the answer to his two loves by becoming a veterinarian.

Since animals can’t talk, figuring out the problems with animals was just a larger puzzle for him. Now, he tackles the puzzles of curing animals, as well as running several veterinary clinics.

Dr. Ed grew up just outside of Chicago and spent most of his life in Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, he started practicing with his cousin, Dr. Osadjan, in Orangeville, IL. He then moved to San Antonio where he practiced as a US Army veterinarian, eventually reaching the rank of Major.

When the opportunity to purchase Glaeser Veterinary Hospital of Kenosha became available, Dr. Ed jumped at the chance of moving his family back to the Midwest. Since 2010, the name of the hospital was changed to Prairie Side Veterinary Hospital and additional locations were added to the organization.

Dr. Susmilch enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, but really enjoys dentistry and surgery. He has attended many courses to master techniques that most veterinarians do not perform, including:

  • Bone plating (for fixing fracture bones)
  • Cruciate repair (knee injuries)
  • Root canals
  • Advanced periodontal disease (severe tooth disease)

Outside of “work”, Dr. Ed spends time with his family and church. His family includes his wife, Johanna, who is active in “behind the scenes” operation of the hospital and his children. Additionally, Clifford (the world’s strangest Labrador if you ask Dr. Ed) rounds out his family.