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Cathy Barnette

Cathy Barnette is a practicing small animal veterinarian, freelance writer, and contributor to XPrep Learning Solutions. She is passionate about both veterinary medicine and education, working to provide helpful information to veterinary teams and the general public. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature with her family and leading a Girl Scout troop.

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Top 5 Small Animal Zoonotic Diseases for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on November 13, 2019 at 9:23 AM

While zoonotic diseases may not be something that you see every day as a veterinarian, they will play a significant role in your career!

These diseases can pose a risk to your clients, your employees, and you… therefore, it’s important to understand zoonotic risks and know how to prevent human infection.

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Topics: Zoonotic Diseases

Antibiotic Resistance: An Overview for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on November 4, 2019 at 10:43 AM

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Topics: Antibiotic Resistance

How Well Do You Know Your Eye Meds? A Quiz for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 20, 2019 at 2:56 PM

How much do you know about commonly-used eye medications? Take the following quiz to assess your knowledge!


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Topics: Quizzes, Eye Medication

Ocular Manifestations of 7 Systemic Veterinary Diseases

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 7, 2019 at 1:29 PM

When you think of systemic diseases that you’ll encounter as a vet, you probably envision diagnosing those conditions on the basis of a thorough physical exam, screening blood tests, and other body-wide diagnostics. In some cases, however, a thorough ophthalmologic exam will be all that is needed to provide you with a strong suspicion of a systemic disease. 

While there are many systemic diseases that may present with ocular manifestations, these 7 conditions should always be on your radar when dealing with unexpected ocular disease.

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Topics: Ocular Manifestations, Systemic Veterinary Diseases

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