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Dr. Chris Vanderhoof, DVM, MPH

Northern Virginia Washington D.C. Area

Highlights

  • Soft tissue surgery, ultrasound.

Education

I obtained my bachelor's degree in animal science from Virginia Tech in 2008. I obtained my veterinary doctorate degree as well as my Masters in Public Health from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Experience

I first worked for several years as a veterinary technician. After veterinary school, I completed a small animal rotating medicine/surgery internship from Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2015, after which I began working as a small animal practitioner in the Washington D.C. area.

About

I enjoy the outdoors, exercising, reading, and spending time with my wife, two kids, and two cats.


RECENT ARTICLES:


Tobramycin For Cats: Dosage & Side Effects

  Tobramycin is an antibiotic used most commonly in cats for eye infections. In this article, you will learn more specifically about the tobramycin ophthalmic ointment and solution, potential side effects to watch for, and some of the most frequently asked questions.  About Tobramycin For Cats Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Aminoglycosides are considered bactericidal and their efficacy is dependent...

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Felimazole For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Felimazole is a common brand name for the generic medication methimazole. Felimazole for cats is commonly used in veterinary medicine by vets to treat cats with hyperthyroidism. In this article, you’ll learn what Felimazole is, how it works, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions. About Felimazole For Cats Felimazole is classified as an antithyroid medication. Essentially,...

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Taurine For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Taurine is an amino acid that is essential for normal heart function in cats. In this article you’ll learn what taurine is, why it’s essential and when it’s needed, what might happen without it, and some frequently asked questions. About Taurine For Cats Taurine is an amino acid, which is a small molecule that can combine with other amino acids...

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Diatomaceous Earth For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Diatomaceous earth is a powdered material that may be used as a natural mechanical insecticide and dewormer, and as a health supplement. In this article, you’ll learn what diatomaceous earth for cats is, its most common uses, precautions to be aware of, and some frequently asked questions. About Diatomaceous Earth For Cats Diatomaceous earth is a colorless to gray, fine-powdered...

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4 Best Fiber Supplement For Cats With Diarrhea

Diarrhea isn’t pleasant for anyone but it’s especially unpleasant when your kitty is having the runs and you have to deal with the odor and cleaning up the litter box. In this article you’ll learn how to tell if a fiber supplement is appropriate for your cat’s diarrhea, the benefits fiber provides, and some products to discuss further with your...

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Robenacoxib For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Robenacoxib for cats is the generic name for Onsior, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) medication that is FDA-approved for use in cats. In this article, you’ll learn what robenacoxib is, how it works, when it’s used, safety concerns and adverse effects, and some commonly asked questions.  About Robenacoxib For Cats Onsior is the brand name for robenacoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory...

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Pedialyte For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Pedialyte is an electrolyte rehydration solution that is commonly used in humans, especially young children. It can be used in some cases in cats to help replenish electrolytes and prevent dehydration. In this article, you’ll learn what Pedialyte is, why it’s different from sports drinks, basic guidelines for using it, and some frequently asked questions.  About Pedialyte For Cats Pedialyte...

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Praziquantel For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Praziquantel for cats is a common medication used almost exclusively to treat tapeworm infections. In this article you’ll learn what praziquantel is, how it works and when it’s used, potential side effects to consider, and some frequently asked questions.  About Praziquantel For Cats Praziquantel is an anthelmintic (dewormer) which is used for the treatment of cestodes, also called tapeworms.  Praziquantel...

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Meloxicam For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Meloxicam, brands for which include Metacam and Meloxidyl, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that may be used in cats to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article you’ll learn how meloxicam works for pain management, when it is used in cats, precautions and adverse effects, and some frequently asked questions. About Meloxicam For Cats Meloxicam is a COX-2 preferential...

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Laxatone (White Petrolatum) For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Laxatone is a brand name for a hairball control supplement manufactured by Vetoquinol. In this article you’ll learn what Laxatone is, what it can do for cats, potential side effects, and some frequently asked questions. About Laxatone For Cats Laxatone is a brand name for a supplement containing white petrolatum, light mineral oil, and soybean oil. As its name implies,...

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