Dr Thurid Johnstone

Lecturer and Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Thurid graduated in Veterinary Science from Leipzig University, Germany, and then completed a PhD with focus on canine and feline urinary tract infections at Massey University in New Zealand. She undertook a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland, New Zealand, and after a residency training in small animal internal medicine in Dublin, Ireland, became a board-certified specialist (DECVIM-CA) in 2010. Upon completion of the residency training, Thurid once again pursued her research interests in urinary tract diseases and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria, before working in a large private small animal hospital in Southern Sweden. In 2013, Thurid joined the team at the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital as lecturer and registered specialist in small animal internal medicine (SAIM). She is interested in a variety of medical conditions in dogs and cats, but particularly enjoys the fields of urology and endocrinology. Thurid heads the SAIM urology service, which offers advanced diagnostics and treatment, such as canine cystoscopy and laser lithotripsy, respectively. In her spare time, Thurid enjoys life with her young family, the events that Melbourne has to offer, and participating in a variety of sports, including squash, tennis, Pilates and snowboarding.

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