Sy Woon, BVSc
HSVMA FLORIDA STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Sy Woon graduated from the University of Sydney's veterinary degree program in 2014, and currently works as a veterinarian at Justin Bartlett animal Hospital in Royal Palm Beach, Florida--a non-profit hospital that serves both community pets and rescue/shelter animals.  She moved from her hometown of Canberra, Australia to sunny Florida, with plans to pursue a shelter medicine specialty and farm sanctuary work.

During her time as a veterinary student, Dr. Woon served as President of the University of Sydney Animal Welfare Society for three years and was heavily involved in campaigning on various animal rights issues, as well as founding the Sydney University Vets Beyond borders Student Chapter and being a representative on the animal welfare Advisory Committee.

Dr. Woon was awarded a Projects for Peace grant to undertake a rabies prevention and education project in India, presented her research as an invited speaker at the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, convened in Montreal, and was a winner of a worldwide veterinary student essay contest that funded her attendance at the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) 5th International Symposium in Portland, OR.  She also worked as Student Coordinator and then Committee Member for Sentient, The Veterinary Institutue for Animal Ethics, as well as having been Project Officer and Volunteer Coordinator for Medical Advances Without Animals trust for several years.

Dr. Woon has spoken at stateside and international conferences on humane veterinary education and aspires to work with children, imparting compassion for all animals.  She will be presenting at the 4th International Minding Animals conference in 2018 in Mexico.