Dr. Susan Kelleher [Dr.K] Wiki-bio, age, net worth, married, husband, kids.

Humans liking for animals can be illustrated in more than dogs or cats as such leading them to have some unusual pets like reptiles, birds, small mammals, and even some species of fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. As rare as they are in a household, raising them requires specialized care. In case, pet owners need instructions or medical attention they wouldn’t want any ordinary vet, that’s where Dr. Susan Kelleher comes in. A respected name in the field of exotic animal medicine and treatment Kelleher has been practicing for over 25 years. She is the owner of Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in Florida and the star of the Nat Geo Wild series Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER.  She has been featured in several media outlets and has written articles on the care of exotic pets for various publications. In this article, we will bring everything to know about Dr. Keller starting with her marriage and kids.

Married and mother of three children:

Dr. Kelleher is married to Greg Martin. The pair took the wedding vows on April 14, 1999, and in the many years of conjugal life, the pair has given birth to three children. Among the three Elba and Claire Martin are the girls and Myles Martin is the only son and the youngest. Her teenage daughter Claire has shown love for animals however she is yet to decide on her future.  The family of five resides in Loxahatchee, South Florida.

Dr Susan kelleher husband and kids
Dr. Susan Kellher with her husband Greg Martin and three kids

Not much information about Greg has surfaced besides a few here and there. Dr. Kelleher and Greg, both enjoy occupation which involves saving a life. While Kelleher’s efforts are toward animals, Greg is a  firefighter/paramedic and involves in rescuing humans and other life from fire and provides primary medical emergencies. 

Dr. Kelleher is a passionate worker and enjoys her profession. When not indulged in her profession she enjoys spending time with her family. Her other interests include baseball, gardening, reading, knitting, biking, geocaching, and sewing.  

Physical Traits:

Dr. Susan Kelleher is a woman of average height and build, with blonde hair and greenish-blue eyes. She usually wears glasses and a white coat when working at her clinic. She also likes to wear colorful scrubs and accessories that reflect her personality and love for animals. She has a casual and comfortable dressing style that suits her busy and adventurous lifestyle.

Early Life & Education:

Dr. Susan Kelleher was born in January 1968  in Buffalo, New York, United States. The birthdate makes her age 55 years. She is of American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Dr. Kelleher grew up in the suburb of Buffalo, New York,  where she had pets like rabbits, ducks, chickens, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, and even exotic animals like snakes. Those early years made her passionate about animals and she eventually followed the path to veterinary medicine. 

Dr. Susan Kelleher
Dr. Susan Kelleher alumnus of Alfred University

She began her schooling in her hometown and attended Frontier Central High School. Right out of high school she volunteered at Buffalo Zoo and worked alongside zoo keepers. She joined Alfred University for her undergrad education and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Chemistry & Biology in 1990. She then joined the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and achieved her DVM degree. During her time there, she actively participated in the avian, exotic, and wildlife programs. She got to learn first-hand as a volunteer at the Clinch River Raptor Center. Toward the end of her senior year, she spent two months working with Dr. Jeff Jenkins in San Diego as a student extern.

Professional career:

After receiving her DVM degree, Dr. Kelleher started her Veterinary career in Florida where she moved to in August 1995. She worked for a small veterinary practice in South, Florida for the first three and half years. She wanted to open her own practice and took the plunge in 1999 founding “Broward Avian and Exotics Animal Hospital.” The animal treatment facility specializes in Avian and Exotic animals and has overseen pets like rabbits, ferrets, foxes, fish, birds, reptiles, marsupials, and even primates at her service. In addition to giving medical care, she likes to teach pet owners how to care for them properly. Over the years the good doctor has also suffered minor injuries from bites of animal patients such as birds, possums, skunks, rabbits, and lizards. On advice on owning an exotic pet, Dr. Kelleher has shared some specifics like doing their research and considering the animal’s natural history, behavior, lifespan, diet, housing, social needs, legal status, and medical care.

Dr.Susan Kelleher

While she loves all kinds of animals, she is against treating dogs and cats. Even though she has nothing personal with these two, in fact, she has them as pets at home. In an interview, she revealed the reason behind not accepting dogs and cats saying; “It’s just not my forte. I really like to just do the exotics.” 

In addition to working as a veterinarian, Dr. K gives her time as a volunteer. She volunteered for South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale for over 15 years. Also, she volunteered at Butterfly World in Pompano Beach as the official avian veterinarian. She occasionally gives presentations and lectures on her research and expertise in exotic animal medicine.

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER:

Besides being an Avian and Exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Kellher doubles down as a reality television actor. She is the star of the National Geography Wild’s reality show “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER.”  The show follows the work performed by Dr. Kelleher and her team at Broward Avian and Exotics Animal Hospital located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. She made her show debut in season 1 episode 1 titled “Bunny Nose Job” which premiered on October 4, 2014. She made 50 episode appearances until nine seasons with the final episode ” Big Bite, Pig Attitude” airing on March 21, 2021. Even though the show is not canceled showrunners are yet to give the green light for the tenth season.

Dr Lauren Thielen and Dr Susan Kelleher
Dr. Lauren Thielen and Dr. Susan Kelleher

Social Media Presence:

Dr. Susan Kelleher has a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram, where she posts updates and photos about her clinic, her show, her family, and her animals. She also interacts with her fans and followers by answering their questions and thanking them for their support. She has over 27,000 followers on Facebook and over 26,000 followers on Instagram. You can find her pages at:

  • https://www.facebook.com/Dr.SusanKelleher/
  • https://www.instagram.com/drsusankelleher/

Net Worth:

Not just any veterinarian Dr. K is the owner of Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital which operates in a 4,000-square-foot building. The hospital focuses on exotic pets and employs many staffs. Besides earning as a businesswoman Dr. K made her money from her veterinarian career which has spanned over 27 years. She also earned as a reality television actor. As of 2023, Susan Kelleher has a net worth of $1.5 Million.

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Birth Name:Dr. Susan Kelleher
Other Names:Dr.K, Susan Kelleher DVM, Susan Martin
Birth Date:January 1968
Age:55 years old
Birth Place:Buffalo, New York, United States
Father’s Name:N/A
Mother’s Name:N/A
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Relationship Status:Committed
Marital Status:Married
Husband:Greg Martin (m. 1999)
Children:Elba Martin, Claire Martin, Myles Martin
Highschool:Frontier Central High School
College:Alfred University, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Profession:Reality Television Personality, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Net Worth:$1.5 Million


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