BVSc (Hons), BSc (Vet) (Hons), MANZCVSc
Raised in the Blayney District, Howard is a University of Sydney graduate (1976) completing a special research year in Parasitology (1975). His first 5 years of clinical practice was intensive small animal practice in Perth where he developed his passion and expertise for surgery and in particular orthopaedics. Howard was admitted to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in 1981.
During the 1980s Howard turned his hand to the production of sheep and cattle on family farms back in the Blayney District while carrying out veterinary work. In 1987 he purchased the Blayney Veterinary Hospital and set about turning it from the quiet single vet practice to the vibrant multi vet practice it is today.
Howard’s areas of expertise range widely from cattle and horse reproduction to parasitology, but these days he confines his work to his particular interest small animal surgery especially orthopaedics (fractured legs, cruciate surgery and the procedure of TPLO are all favourites).
Away from clinical practice Howard puts his Foot and Mouth Eradication experience (Yorkshire, UK 2001) into several Australian government committees concerning exotic diseases. His lifetime passion for sport has past thru cricket, football, hockey and running and now is based around swimming and cycling.