Sydney-born with over twenty years experience

Dr Gretta Howard

Dr Gretta Howard
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Dr Gretta Howard BVSc (Hons) (Uni.Syd.) MVS (Sm.Anim.Pract.) MANZCVS (Sm.Anim.Med.) MRCVS

Veterinarian

Dr Gretta Howard grew up in St Ives, was a student at Pymble Ladies’ College, and graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 1999.

She initially worked in mixed veterinary practice in country NSW and went into private practice in Sydney from 2001-2004. During this time, she completed a four-year part-time Masters Degree in Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University. Gretta then worked as a locum veterinarian throughout the English countryside and travelled extensively internationally. On the way home to Australia, she worked in Sikkim, India with Vets Beyond Borders as a volunteer. In 2006, she was successful in gaining Membership into the Small Animal Medicine chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Gretta has contributed to local newspapers and online media stories, as well as multiple veterinary publications including The Veterinarian magazine, Companion magazine, the Centre for Veterinary Education and in 2020, she co-authored an article for the Medical Journal of Australia, entitled “Surge capacity of intensive care units in case of acute increase in demand caused by COVID-19 in Australia”.

 In 2020-2021, Gretta volunteered her time to assist in a landmark research study in Miniature Schnauzers looking at the relationship between Cushing’s Syndrome and elevated triglycerides within the breed, with over 70 dogs and their owners attending the Turramurra Veterinary Hospital for testing.

Gretta also volunteers her time to help fight the deadly disease, Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), by volunteering her time to assist both cat owners and vets remotely in the management of FIP cases all over the world. 

Gretta is proud to be a part of the wonderful team at Turramurra Veterinary Hospital alongside her husband, Dr James Thompson. Their two young boys Marcus and Hamish attend school/preschool locally, enabling Gretta to continue her love for veterinary medicine and surgery.

Gretta’s areas of interest include endocrinology, infectious diseases, cardiology, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and dermatology. She also has an interest in the medicine of rabbits and guinea pigs.

In her spare time, Gretta enjoys playing soccer with the local women’s team at North Turramurra Football Club.

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