Feline Medicine Club

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Dr. Catherine Outerbridge

Dr. Catherine Outerbridge

MVSc, DVM

Dr. Outerbridge is a 1990 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the Univesity of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She completed her masters of veterinary science and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal medicine since 1998. Dr. Outerbridge completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California – Davis and has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology since 2005. She has held clinical staff positions at the University of Saskatchewan and UC Davis and since 2005 has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Outerbridge's professional interests include all aspects of clinical dermatology, with a particular interest in cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease as well as infectious and metabolic skin diseases.
 

Dr. Jane Sykes

Dr. Jane Sykes

BVSc(Hons), PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Sykes obtained her veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne in Australia and a PhD in veterinary microbiology, which focused on upper respiratory tract infections of cats. She completed a residency at the University of Minnesota and is Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine, with a special interest in infectious disease, immune-mediated disease and hematologic disease. She is the founder of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases, a group dedicated to enhancing control of infectious diseases in animals and thus reducing spread of disease. Her research interests are primarily in the field of canine and feline infectious diseases, including canine and feline hemoplasmosis, leptospirosis, cryptococcosis, infections of immunosuppressed dogs and cats, and tick-borne diseases, and she has contributed several textbook chapters on canine and feline infectious diseases. She also has 3 children, an energetic Lab and 2 cats.

Dr. Edward C Feldman

Dr. Edward C Feldman

DVM

Dr. Feldman received his DVM degree from the University of California, Davis. He is a Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and is currently Professor in Medicine & Epidemiology. He has taught small animal internal medicine for more than 25 years and authored more than 50 book chapters, authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications and more than100 scientific abstracts. Dr. Feldman is a cofounder and former president of the Society of Comparative Endocrinology, a special interest group open to all veterinarians. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the California Academy of Veterinary Medicine's Award for Teaching Excellence, and SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence. He has co-authored two textbooks, the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine with Dr. Stephen Ettinger, and Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction with Dr. Richard Nelson. 


Dr. Sara M. Thomasy

Dr. Sara M. Thomasy

DVM, PhD, DACVO

Dr. Thomasy received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from the University of California - Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010. Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Veterinary Ophthalmology. She is currently a Vision Researcher in the Murphy-Russell Laboratory and her research interests include corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.

Dr. Jonathan Dear

Dr. Jonathan Dear

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Dear is graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. He recently completed his residency in small animal medicine at UC Davis and is board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine. His interests include minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as lower urinary disease and endocrinology.