Dr. Gretchen Syburg grew up on her family’s horse farm in southeastern Wisconsin where equestrian culture was rooted into her upbringing. From a very young age, she knew that she wanted to be an equine veterinarian and has always had a passion for caring for animals.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada. After school, Dr. Syburg completed an internship at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in California where she gained insight and experience in stem cell therapy and sports medicine cases.
As part of the Palm Beach Equine Clinic Team, Dr. Syburg works closely with Dr. Bill Patterson and also independently in the Midwest – including in Wisconsin and Illinois. In the wintertime, she services clients in the Ocala area of Florida – Marion and Levy counties – providing a wide range of veterinary care. Dr. Syburg primarily focuses on sports medicine, however, emergency medicine and basic internal medicine cases make up a large portion of her patients. Dr. Syburg is also keenly interested in ophthalmology cases.
Dr. Syburg has ridden in a variety of disciplines but has mainly been a part of the hunter/jumper community for most of her life. When not treating patients, she can be found riding her own horse, Nike, or spending time with her dog, Luna. She spends as much time as she can with family in Wisconsin and enjoys any outdoor activity, such as hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding.