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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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Ruminant Vaccines: A Summary for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on July 20, 2020 at 10:18 AM

Although many food animal producers administer their own vaccines and protocols can vary widely, depending on the location, herd, and the owner’s goals, it is still helpful to have a general understanding of what vaccines are recommended for each species.

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Topics: Vaccine Reactions, Ruminant Vaccines, Vaccines

Managing Vaccine Reactions in Small Animals: A Summary for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on July 14, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Vaccine reactions are a common concern in small animal medicine. Fortunately, true vaccine reactions are uncommon. Client concerns about vaccine reactions, however, are a very common issue! 

Having a thorough understanding of vaccine reactions is important, so that you can address client concerns and handle these reactions quickly when they occur.

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Topics: Small Animals, Vaccine Reactions

Helping Clients Set Preventive Care Priorities During Uncertain Economic Times

Posted by Cathy Barnette on July 10, 2020 at 1:37 PM

In a perfect world, every client would have the financial resources to provide all of the care that their pets need. Unfortunately, we don’t live or practice in a perfect world! Every client experiences periods of financial stress. Sometimes, it seems like all of our clients are under financial strain at once.

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Topics: Preventive Care

Feline Inappropriate Elimination: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on June 22, 2020 at 7:28 AM

Bailey, a 4 year old male neutered Domestic Shorthair, is presented for inappropriate urination. Bailey lives with three other cats. They share two litter boxes, which are scooped daily and cleaned weekly.

This has always worked well, but Bailey’s owner recently began noticing small puddles of urine on the rug in the upstairs guest bathroom. After a week of careful observation, the owner has determined that Bailey is the culprit.

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Topics: Elimination, Feline


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