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Catherine Outerbridge- DVM, MVSc
Associate Professor of Clinical
Medicine & Epidemiology

Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1393


Research Focus

Canine, feline and equine dermatology

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Dermatology


1990 DVM veterinary medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1991 Rotating intership in small animal medicne and surgery, Michigan State University,
1995 MVSc Small animal internal medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2000 Residency in Veterinary Dermatology , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

1999 UC Davis House Officer’s Presentation Day: Best Small Animal Research Presentation, UC Davis
1998 Stan Olson Clinical Teaching Award, WCVM
1997 Merck Frost Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching, WCVM
1995 Dr. Dennis Shute Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in graduate studies in Veterinary Internal Medicine, WCVM
1990 Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Medicine, OVC
1990 Katherine Long Memorial Scholarship for excellence in small animal medicine and patient care, OVC
1986 P.J. Gillman Award for Histology, OVC.


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Fyfe JC, Hemker SL, Venta PJ, Fitzgerald CA, Outerbridge CA, Myers SL, Giger U An exon 53 frameshift mutation in CUBN abrogates cubam function and causes Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome in dogs. Mol Genet Metab,
  • Link Icon 2013 Doerr KA, Outerbridge CA, White SD, Kass PH, Shiraki R, Lam AT, Affolter VK Calcinosis cutis in dogs: histopathological and clinical analysis of 46 cases. Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Gandolfi B, Alhaddad H, Affolter VK, Brockman J, Haggstrom J, Joslin SE, Koehne AL, Mullikin JC, Outerbridge CA, Warren WC, Lyons LA To the Root of the Curl: A Signature of a Recent Selective Sweep Identifies a Mutation That Defines the Cornish Rex Cat Breed. PloS One,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hoolahan DE, White SD, Outerbridge CA, Shearer PL, Affolter VK Equine alopecia areata: a retrospective clinical descriptive study at the University of California, Davis (1980-2011). Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Winfield LD, White SD, Affolter VK, Renier AC, Dawson D, Olivry T, Outerbridge CA, Wang YH, Iyori K, Nishifuji K Pemphigus vulgaris in a Welsh pony stallion: case report and demonstration of antidesmoglein autoantibodies. Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Eckholm NG, Outerbridge CA, White SD, Sykes JE Prevalence of and risk factors for isolation of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. from dogs with pyoderma in northern California, USA. Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Stepnik CT, Outerbridge CA, White SD, Kass PH Equine atopic skin disease and response to allergen-specific immunotherapy: a retrospective study at the University of California-Davis (1991-2008). Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Leonard BC, Marks SL, Outerbridge CA, Affolter VK, Kananurak A, Young A, Moore PF, Bannasch DL, Bevins CL Activity, Expression and Genetic Variation of Canine [beta]-Defensin 103: A Multifunctional Antimicrobial Peptide in the Skin of Domestic Dogs Journal of Innate Immunity,
  • Link Icon 2011 Carrade DD, Affolter VK, Outerbridge CA, Watson JL, Galuppo LD, Buerchler S, Kumar V, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Intradermal injections of equine allogeneic umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells are well tolerated and do not elicit immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reactions Cytotherapy,
  • Link Icon 2011 Stepnik CS, Outerbridge CA, White SD, Kass PH Equine atopic skin disease and response to allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT): a retrospective study at the University of California - Davis Veterinary Dermatology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Sykes J, Outerbridge C: Dermatophytosis, , Small Animal Infectious Disease, St Louis. 558-70.

2013 Outerbridge CA, Ihrke PJ: Skin diseases affecting the eyelids, Maggs D, Miller P, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Edition. 127-33.

2012 Outerbridge CA: Nutrition and skin disease, Fascetti A, Delaney S, (ed), Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, West Sussex, UK. 157-74.

2009 Outerbridge CA: Hepatocutaneous syndrome, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, St Louis, MO. .

2008 Affolter VK, Outerbridge CA: Nonneoplastic nodular histocytic diseases of the skin, Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, 14 Edition. 462-4.