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:


Pradofloxacin For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Pradofloxacin for cats, which goes by the brand name Veraflox, and is manufactured by Bayer Animal Health, is an antibiotic often used in veterinary medicine that is FDA-approved for use in cats for certain types of bacterial infections. In this article, you’ll learn what pradofloxacin is, how it works, some of its applications, possible side effects, and some frequently asked...

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Revolution Plus For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Revolution Plus for cats is a brand of topical, “spot-on” medication that prevents fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and heartworms. Revolution Plus contains the main ingredients selamectin and sarolaner. It is a newer incarnation of its older predecessor, Revolution for cats.   In this article, you’ll learn about Revolution Plus for cats, the ingredients it contains, the types of pests it targets...

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Onsior For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

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

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Omeprazole For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Omeprazole is a stomach acid reducing medication used commonly in veterinary medicine to assist with certain digestive disorders in cats, including mild gastritis as well as the prevention or treatment of stomach ulcers. Prilosec is the most commonly recognized over-the-counter brand. In this article, you’ll learn what omeprazole is, how it works, dosing information, and some frequently asked questions. About...

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Neomycin For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Neomycin is an antibiotic most often used in veterinary medicine as part of a triple combination topical medication for disorders of the eye. In this article, you’ll learn about how neomycin acts against bacteria, formulations it comes in, side effects and precautions to be aware of, and some frequently asked questions. About Neomycin For Cats Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic....

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Pimobendan For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Pimobendan, which the common name for the brand-name drug Vetmedin, is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.Pimobendan is a medication sometimes used in cats in veterinary medicine as part of a medication protocol for certain types of heart disease. In this article, you’ll learn what pimobendan is, how it affects the heart, when it may be used, common side effects,...

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Erythromycin For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Erythromycin is a medication used as an antibiotic and sometimes in veterinary medicine as a promotility/prokinetic agent to encourage emptying of the stomach. In this article, you’ll learn what erythromycin is, when it may be used in cats, side effects to consider and some frequently asked questions. About Erythromycin For Cats There are rare cases where erythromycin may be given...

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Frontline Plus For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Frontline is a brand of topical, “spot-on” flea/tick  treatment and prevention containing the ingredient fipronil. The patent on fipronil expired in 2010, leading to the release of many generic products. Frontline has since become only available as the products Frontline Plus and more recently, Frontline GOLD. In this article, you’ll learn specifically about the Frontline Plus product for cats, the...

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Chlorambucil For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Chlorambucil is a chemotherapeutic and immunosuppressive agent that may be used in cats as an add-on medication for the treatment of inflammatory bowel conditions as well as certain types of cancers. In this article you’ll learn more about what chlorambucil may be used for in cats, potential side effects to watch for, a general understanding of dosing, and some frequently...

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Comfortis For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Comfortis for cats is an oral flea product made by Elanco Animal Health in the form of a chewable tablet. It is labeled for killing and preventing the presence of adult fleas and flea infestations. In this article, you’ll learn how Comfortis works, potential side effects to look for, dosing information and some frequently asked questions. About Comfortis For Cats...

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