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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.


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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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Vitamin B12 For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Vitamin B12, also called cyanocobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin that is often supplemented in cats with certain health conditions, especially of the GI tract. In this article, you’ll learn why B12 is important, situations when a vitamin B12 supplement is needed, and some frequently asked questions.  About Vitamin B12 For Cats Vitamin B12, or cyanocobalamin or just cobalamin (going...

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Itraconazole For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Itraconazole is an oral antifungal medication used in cats primarily to treat the fungal infection known as ringworm. In this article, you’ll learn what itraconazole is, how it works, the types of fungal infections it targets, side effects to look out for, and some frequently asked questions. About Itraconazole For Cats Itraconazole is classified as a fungistatic triazole compound. It...

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Frontline Spray For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Frontline spray is a topical application spray manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Merial) that is used to kill fleas and ticks, as well as provide prevention against infestations by fleas and ticks and the diseases they cause. In this article, you’ll learn what Frontline spray for cats targets, how it differs from regular Frontline spot-on products, potential side effects, and...

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Pyrantel For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Pyrantel is a very common dewormer used primarily against roundworms and hookworms in cats. Common brand names for pyrantel include Strongid and Nemex. In this article, you’ll learn how pyrantel works, when it is most commonly used in veterinary medicine, common side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. About Pyrantel For Cats Pyrantel pamoate is a pyrimidine...

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Interceptor For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Interceptor is the brand name for a monthly oral heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative manufactured by Elanco Animal Health. In this article, you’ll learn some general product information, how Interceptor targets parasites, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions. About Interceptor For Cats Interceptor is a monthly preventative medication that targets mosquito-borne heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis), and the...

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Phenobarbital For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Phenobarbital is an anti-convulsant medication used commonly in veterinary medicine to help manage conditions that cause seizures. In this article you’ll learn how phenobarbital treats patients suffering from a seizure disorder, side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. About Phenobarbital For Cats Phenobarbital is a barbiturate medication. Barbiturates are a class of drugs that act as central...

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Zylkene For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Zylkene is a brand name for a calming supplement product containing hydrolyzed milk protein, or casein, manufactured by Vetoquinol. In this article, you’ll learn what Zylkene is, how it works, situations where it may be recommended or used, potential side effects, and some frequently asked questions. About Zylkene For Cats Zylkene is the brand name for a specific calming supplement....

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Methimazole For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Methimazole, for which common brands include Felimazole and Tapazole, is an oral medication commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat cats with hyperthyroidism. In this article, you’ll learn what methimazole is, how it works, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions. About Methimazole For Cats Methimazole is classified as an antithyroid medication. Essentially, it inhibits the synthesis...

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Mirtazapine For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Mirtazapine is a prescription appetite stimulant commonly used in veterinary medicine for cats to encourage interest in food, eating, and to encourage weight gain. Brands include Remeron and Mirataz. In this article, you’ll learn what mirtazapine is, how it works, different dosage forms available, potential side effects to monitor for, and some commonly asked questions. About Mirtazapine For Cats Mirtazapine...

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