Gladys graduated from Murdoch University in 2011 as the valedictorian of her class. She had won numerous awards during her undergraduate degree. She took a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology during the fourth year of vet school. Subsequently, she undertook various ophthalmology externships in Australia and the USA.
Upon graduation, she worked in general practice in Singapore from 2012 – 2013. She completed a postgraduate course in veterinary ophthalmology in 2013. In 2014, she completed an ophthalmology internship in Eye Clinic for Animals and in 2018, completed her ophthalmology residency. She was granted Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2020.
During her residency, Gladys spearheaded and became the global pioneer in Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty in dogs. She also helped develop a canine-adapted artificial anterior chamber; Boo-K9 AAC. Gladys has special interests in corneal transplantation surgery, cataract surgery and exotic animal ophthalmology.
Aside from clinical work, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of veterinary ophthalmology to find new treatments. She also enjoys teaching and training the future generation of veterinary ophthalmologists.
Boo G, Whittaker CJG, Caruso KA, et al. Early postoperative results of Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty in six dogs with corneal endothelial dystrophy. Vet Ophthalmol. 2019;00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/vop.12666
Boo G, Caruso KA, Whittaker CJG, et al. Recurrent corneal hemangiosarcoma in a cat with subsequent extension into the orbit. Vet Ophthalmology [Early View Feb 2021]. https://doi.org/10.1111/vop.12868
In depth speaker: Descemet’s stripping with endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for corneal endothelial degeneration (CED) or A Corneal endothelial odyssey. American college of Veterinary Ophthalmology conference. Maui, USA November 2019
Endothelial transplantation symposium. Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery meeting. Chicago, USA July 2019
Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) in the treatment of canine corneal endothelial dystrophy – a feasibility study in 6 dogs. American college of Veterinary Ophthalmology conference. Minnesota, USA September 2018.
The corneal project. Science Week 2018
Septic endophthalmitis secondary to pyelonephritis in the cat. Science Week 2015
Treatment of orbital abscess in a rabbit with Australian Jelly Bush honey. Science Week 2014