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John Howarth
Staff Veterinarian

Graduated Oklahoma State University, 1968

Growing up in Nebraska and Northwestern Arkansas Dr. Howarth was always nursing sick or injured animals back to health. He decided at the age of 12 that he would become a veterinarian. In June of this year he has been serving the pets of Southern California for 50 years.

Dr. Howarth has a special interest in surgery, and especially enjoys that he can make a big difference in a pet’s well-being very quickly. He’s also fond of emergency medicine and the challenge it brings.

Dr. Howarth recently was married. He and his wife, Cheryl, enjoy staying active by hiking, riding motorcycles, wave runners and traveling. He also lives with his dog, Bill. He has 3 children, 3 stepchildren and a pair of grandchildren.


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