Susannah Sample is a veterinary clinician scientist and small animal surgeon at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2004 with a degree in biomedical engineering, she came to UW-Madison, where she earned her master’s, DVM, and doctoral degrees. Dr. Sample continued her clinical training at UW Veterinary Care as a rotating intern and small animal surgery resident. In 2015, she received a prestigious 5-year K01 independent mentored research award from the National Institutes of Health to study the genetic basis of laryngeal paralysis in the Labrador Retriever. Since then, Dr. Sample has spearheaded the establishment of the Comparative Genetics Laboratory at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in small animal surgery and a co-director of the Comparative Genetics Laboratory team.