Curriculum Vitae



             Arnold Neal Plotnick MS, DVM
     Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medi...
TITLES/POSITIONS


•   President and Chief Executive Officer, Manhattan Cat Specialists, Inc. November 2001 –
    present
...
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS


•   Contributing Editor, Dog World magazine, July 2002 – February 2003

•   Purina Cat Chow Mento...
•   Morris Animal Foundation
•   Cat Writers’ Association of America
•   Dog Writers’ Association of America


AWARDS AND ...
University of Florida
    • Immunology Procedures Laboratory, 1983
    • Microbiology and Cell Science Laboratory, 1981 - ...
•   Heartworm Disease in Cats, April 4 2000
        •   Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, April 5, 2000
        •   D...
•   Plotnick AN, Greco DS: Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats: contrasts and
       comparisons. Veterinary C...
•   Baby Enjoys Old Age: Early Care Spared the Chihuahua from Heart Disease. Dog
    Fancy, April 2002, pg 20

•   Remissi...
DOG WORLD Magazine

  •   Eat Less for Health: An in-depth Study Monitors the Effects of Free Feeding vs.
      Controlled...
•   Plotnick AN: The Lesser of Two Evils. Veterinary Forum 2001: 20:3:36-39

•   “Forum Letters” Cushioning Your Cushing’s...
•   “Forum Letters”: Hyperthyroid Treatment without Renal Failure. Veterinary Forum. 1999.
       Vol. 16, No. 5, pg 33

 ...
•   Neutraceuticals, Supplements, and Additives. Pet Business magazine, November 2000

   •   Promoting Holiday Safety. Pe...
•   Feline First Aid: Basic Know-How Can Save Your Kitten’s Life. Kittens USA 2004-2005
       Annual, pg 54

   •   HIV+ ...
•   Game Over: Strike Out Your Cat’s Chance to Develop Cat Bite Abscesses. Cat Fancy,
    November 2004, pg 31

•   Feline...
•   The Case of the Missing Gonad. Cat Fancy, July 2003, pg 17

  •   Hypertension: Causes and Cures, Part 1. Cat Fancy, J...
•   “Perplexing Pet Problems – Solved: Top Experts Weigh in with Real-Life Answers.”
    Prevention, May 2004, pg 187

•  ...
•   “Best Bet Vets: Finding an Animal Doctor You Can Depend On.” New York Post,
       January 16, 2000

   •   “Hypothyro...
•   Newschannel12, Norfolk, CT, June 16th, 2003. Discussed physical examination of the cat
       and which vaccines are n...
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  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Arnold Neal Plotnick MS, DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine) Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (feline medicine) 230 W 76th Street New York, NY 10023 Business: (212) 721-2287 Fax: (212) 721-5637 E-mail: Plotnick@manhattancats.com Website: www.manhattancats.com
  2. 2. TITLES/POSITIONS • President and Chief Executive Officer, Manhattan Cat Specialists, Inc. November 2001 – present • Contributing Editor, Cat Fancy magazine, April 2002 - present • Editorial Board, VetPlace.net, specialty of Feline Medicine, December 2001 – present • Editorial Advisory Board, Veterinary Forum magazine, specialty of endocrinology, May 1998 – present • Medical Editor, Catnip magazine, August 2004 - present CERTIFICATION • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (specialty of Internal Medicine) • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (specialty of Feline Medicine and Surgery) EDUCATION • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1994 – 1996. Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine. • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989 – 1990. Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, 1984 – 1988. DVM degree. • University of Florida, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, Gainesville, Florida, 1981 – 1983. MS degree in Immunology. • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, 1978 - 1981. BS degree in Biology. • New York University, New York, New York, 1977 - 1978.
  3. 3. PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS • Contributing Editor, Dog World magazine, July 2002 – February 2003 • Purina Cat Chow Mentor Panel on Feline Health, January 2000 – April 2002 • Contributing Editor, Dog Fancy magazine, January 2001 – July 2002 • Staff Internist, Vice President of Animal Health, and Vice President of the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1999 - 2001. • Contributing Editor, Animal Watch magazine, 1999 – 2001 • Contributing Editor, Pet Business magazine, 2000 – 2001 • Chief of Staff and Hospital Director; Chair, East Region Formulary Committee; Member, National Formulary Committee; Member, Medical Development Task Force; VetSmart Pet Hospital and Health Center, Columbia, Maryland, 1996 - 1999 • Resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1994 - 1996. • Associate Veterinarian, Cat Hospital At Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990 - 1994. • Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989 - 1990. • Associate Veterinarian, Old Canal Veterinary Hospital, Plainville, Connecticut, 1988 - 1989. LICENSURE • New York (license # 8187) PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners • American Veterinary Medical Association • Society for Comparative Endocrinology • American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians • New York State Veterinary Medical Association • American Association of Feline Practitioners • Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
  4. 4. • Morris Animal Foundation • Cat Writers’ Association of America • Dog Writers’ Association of America AWARDS AND RECOGNITION • Merial Human-Animal Bond Award, Cat Writers’ Association 2005 Communications Contest, “Ethel”. • Hartz Glamour-Puss Award, 2005 Cat Writers’ Association 2005 Communications Contest, “Brush Up on Hair Loss”. • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2005 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article, Health and Care, “The Renal Deal” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2005 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article, Health and Care, “Is There an Easy Test for FIP” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2005 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article, Health and Care, “Living with AIDS” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2005 Communications Contest, Best Newsletter Article, Health and Care, “Matters of the Heart” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2005 Communications Contest, Best Newsletter Article, Health and Care, “Arterial Thromboembolism” • Purina Kitten Chow Kitten Award, 2004 Cat Writers’ Association 2004 Communications Contest, "Feline First Aid: Basic Know-How Can Save Your Kitten’s Life" • Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion, 2004 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article, “Feline First Aid” • Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion, 2004 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Column, “Feline Frontiers” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2004 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article on Feline Health, “New Treatments for Feline Asthma” • Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion, 2003 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Column, “The Vet Files” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2003 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Article on Feline Health for “Fighting Feline AIDS” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2003 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Column, “The Vet Files” • Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence, 2003 Communications Contest, Best Magazine Column, “Feline Frontiers” • Graduation with honors, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine • Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine • Graduation with honors, University of Florida Department of Microbiology and Cell Science • Graduation with honors, State University of New York at Binghamton • Dean’s List, New York University TEACHING EXPERIENCE Colorado State University • Problem Based Learning, third year veterinary students, 1994 - 1996 • Procedures Laboratory, third year veterinary students, 1994 - 1996 • American Animal Hospital Association Case Discussion, third and fourth year veterinary students, 1994 - 1996
  5. 5. University of Florida • Immunology Procedures Laboratory, 1983 • Microbiology and Cell Science Laboratory, 1981 - 1982 INTERN AND RESIDENT SEMINARS Colorado State University (resident): • Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in the Cat and Potential Therapeutic Use of Vanadium Compounds - 1995 University of Pennsylvania (intern): • Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a Pre-neoplastic Condition in a Great Dane - 1990 INVITED PRESENTATIONS American Animal Hospital Association Conference, Western Regional Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 1995 • Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) in the dog (2 hours) • Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease) in the dog (1 hour) Fourth Annual VetSmart Educational Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1998 • Antibiotics and Antibiotic Therapy (4 hours) ASPCA CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARS • Parvovirus May 4, 1999 • Diabetes Mellitus in the Cat, May 18, 1999 • Diabetic Complications, June 1, 1999 • Hemostasis, Coagulopathies, and von Willebrand’s Disease, June 29, 1999 • Hypothyroidism Part I, July 13, 1999 • Hypothyroidism Part II, July 27, 1999 • Antibiotic Therapy Part I, August 24, 1999 • Antibiotic Therapy Part II, September 7, 1999 • Hypercalcemia, September 21, 1999 • Asthma, October 5, 1999 • Giardia, October 6, 1999 • Urinary Incontinence, November 2, 1999 • Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia, November 16, 1999 • Vaccination Philosophies and Protocols, December 14, 1999 • Pancreatitis, February 1, 2000 • Leptospirosis, February 2, 2000 • Heartworm Disease in the Dog, March 15, 2000
  6. 6. • Heartworm Disease in Cats, April 4 2000 • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, April 5, 2000 • Demodicosis in Dogs, May 16, 2000 • Fluid Therapy, July 18, 2000 • Insulinomas, July 19, 2000 • Mast Cell Tumors, September 20, 2000 • Glomerulonephritis, November 7, 2000 • Fever of Unknown Origin, March 28, 2001 • Cushing’s Disease: the Pathyphysiology, April 10, 2001 • Cushing’s Disease: the Diagnosis and Treatment, April 24, 2001 • Introduction to Flexible Endoscopy, June 5, 2001 PUBLICATIONS Scientific Publications • Plotnick AN: Lipid-based formulations of amphotericin B. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2000: 216:6:838-841 • Plotnick AN: Non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus in the cat: current concepts. Feline Practice 1999 27:6:14-20 • Plotnick A: Insulin resistant diabetes mellitus in a cat. Veterinary Forum 1999;16:10:54-65 • Plotnick AN: Management of glomerulonephritis, neoplasia, hypertension and chronic renal failure in a dog. Canine Practice 1999;24:4:12-15 • Plotnick AN: Megaesophagus and hypothyroidism in an English Springer spaniel and response to thyroxine supplementation. Canine Practice 1999;24:1:14-17 • Plotnick AN, Boshoven E, Rosychuk RAW: Primary cutaneous coccidioidomycosis and subsequent drug eruption to itraconazole in a dog. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 1997;33:139-143 • Plotnick AN: The role of omega-3 fatty acids in renal disorders. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1996;209:5:906-910 • Plotnick AN, Larsen RS: Feline lentivirus infection in non-domestic felids. Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Small Animal) 1995;10:4;251-255
  7. 7. • Plotnick AN, Greco DS: Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats: contrasts and comparisons. Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice 1995;25:3;563-570 • Plotnick AN, Greco DS: Home management of cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus: common questions asked by veterinarians and clients. Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice 1995;25:3;753-759 • Plotnick AN, Greco DS, Crans DC, et al: Oral vanadium compounds: preliminary studies on toxicity in normal cats and hypoglycemic potential in diabetic cats. Proceedings of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 1995 (abstract) • Plotnick AN: Hypereosinophilic syndrome in a cat. Feline Practice 1994;22:5;27-32 • Plotnick AN, Brunt JE, Reitz BL: What is Your Diagnosis? Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1993:202:6:991-992 • Plotnick AN, Brunt JE, Reitz B: Cutaneous asthenia in a cat. Feline Practice 1992; 20:5;9-12 BOOK CHAPTERS • Plotnick AN: Endocrine hypertension. In August JR (ed.) Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, 3rd edition, 1997. WB Saunders, Philadelphia PA, pp 160-164 RELATED PUBLICATIONS DOG FANCY Magazine • Hope for Slipping Seniors: Medicine Helps Dogs with Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. Dog Fancy, September 2002, pg 26 • On the Health Horizon: Research Reveals New Treatments and Tests. Dog Fancy, September 2002, pg. 24 • Less is More: If you Feed your Dog Less, it Might Live Longer and Healthier. Dog Fancy, August 2002, pg. 22 • This Dog’s Voice Changed: Voice Box Paralysis Leaves Labrador Retriever with a “Weird Bark”. Dog Fancy, June 2002, pg 23 • Surgery Stops Bizarre Behavior: Tying off Abnormal Blood Vessels Halts Circling and Staring. Dog Fancy, May 2002, pg 21
  8. 8. • Baby Enjoys Old Age: Early Care Spared the Chihuahua from Heart Disease. Dog Fancy, April 2002, pg 20 • Remission for Bobby: Cancer-stricken Terrier Responds to Chemotherapy. Dog Fancy, March 2002, pg 22 • Beware Antifreeze: of all Winter’s Dangers, this Sweet-tasting Poison Kills Fastest. Dog Fancy, February 2002, pg 21 • On the Rebound from Parvovirus. Dog Fancy, January 2002, pg 19 • Huff, Puff…Pleural Effusion? Fluid around the Lungs Inhibits Dog’s Ability to Breathe. Dog Fancy, December 2001, pg 18 • Crash Course: Know what to do After a Fight, Crash, Drowning, or Poisoning. Dog Fancy, November 2001, pg 18 • Here Comes the Cold: Try these 11 Tips for a Warmer, Safer Winter. Dog Fancy, October 2001, pg 18 • “He Never Heard Me”. This Startled Senior Spaniel was Losing his Hearing. Dog Fancy, September 2001, pg 18 • Sound Nutrition or Harmful Fad? Experts: Supplement Raw, Home-prepared Diets for Nutritional Balance, Dog Fancy, August 2001, pg 18 • High Time for Lyme: Tick Repellants and Daily Grooming Reduce Risk. Dog Fancy, July 2001, pg 18 • Manage Liver Disease through Diet. Dog Fancy, July 2001, pg. 20 • Who thinks about Breast Cancer in Dogs? Not Many Owners… but Early Detection Could Save your Pet’s Life. Dog Fancy, June 2001 pg 20 • My Dog Gave Me Ringworm: You Can Catch Diseases from your Dog. Dog Fancy, May 2001 pg 18 • Have a Heart: Keep Your Dog on this Monthly Routine to Prevent Heartworm Disease. Dog Fancy, April 2001 pg 18 • Rare, Deadly Epidemic Strikes a Toy Poodle in Maryland. Dog Fancy, April 2001, pg 21 • The Toughest Pill To Swallow. Bacterial infections mutate faster than antibiotics can resist them. Dog Fancy. March 2001, pg 28 -32 • Killer on the Hunt: a Rare, Often-fatal Tropical Disease has Become an Epidemic among Foxhounds. Dog Fancy, January 2001, pg 18 • Time for You to Fly? Take these precautions to make the skies friendlier for your dog. Dog Fancy, December 2000, pg 34-38 • Shots in the dark? Veterinarians and dog owners question the need for certain booster vaccinations. Dog Fancy. October 2000, pg 49-52
  9. 9. DOG WORLD Magazine • Eat Less for Health: An in-depth Study Monitors the Effects of Free Feeding vs. Controlled Portions. Dog World. December 2002 • Intervertebral Disk Disease: Long, Low Dogs are Especially Vulnerable. Dog World. November 2002 • The Scourge of Ehrlichiosis: Ticks are on the Move and Have Targeted Your Dog. Dog World. August 2002 • This Old Disease is Making a Comeback – With New Twists! Dog World. June 2002 • Stone Prone: Beating the Bladder Blues. Dog World. October 2001 • Addison’s Disease: Averting an Adrenal Crisis. Dog World. June 2001 • The Rat Race Against Poison’s Effects. Dog World. May 2001 ANIMAL WATCH Magazine • Coping with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Animal Watch Magazine, Spring 2002 • Hypothyroidism in Dogs. Animal Watch Magazine, Winter 2001 • Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Animal Watch Magazine, Fall 2001 • Therapy by Referral. Animal Watch Magazine. Summer 2001 • Of Cawf, of Cawf. Animal Watch Magazine. Spring 2001 • Rodent’s Revenge. Animal Watch Magazine. Winter 2000 • Overactive Thyroid Disease in Cats. Animal Watch Magazine. Fall 2000 • Vaccinating Fluffy in the 21st Century. Animal Watch Magazine, Spring 2000 • Asthma in Cats. Animal Watch Magazine, Fall 1999 • Taking a Bite Out of Canine Arthritis. Animal Watch Magazine, Winter 1999 VETERINARY FORUM Magazine • Plotnick A: Intervertebral Disk Disease in an Obese Cat. Veterinary Forum 2005:22:10:35-38 • Plotnick A: Pica Your Problem. Veterinary Forum 2004:21:12:34-39. • Plotnick A: Diagnosing Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: Keeping Things Simple. Veterinary Forum 2004: 21:2:34-41
  10. 10. • Plotnick AN: The Lesser of Two Evils. Veterinary Forum 2001: 20:3:36-39 • “Forum Letters” Cushioning Your Cushing’s Diagnosis. Veterinary Forum 2002 Vol. 19, No. 10, pg 22 • “Forum Letters” When Drugs Affect the Liver. Veterinary Forum 2002 Vol. 19, No. 9, pg 32 • “Forum Letters” Strategies for Insulin-Resistant Cats. Veterinary Forum 2002 Vol. 19, No. 8, pg 21 • Plotnick AN: Hypothyroidism: Interpreting Those Confusing Diagnostic Tests. Veterinary Forum 2001: 18:1:42-50 • Plotnick AN, Giacalone, DA: An Uncommon Paraneoplastic Syndrome in a Cat. Veterinary Forum 2000: 17:7:60-64 • “Forum Letters” Good Elevations and Bad Elevations. Veterinary Forum 2000 Vol. 17, No. 12, pg 22 • “Forum Letters” Easy Urinary Catheter Placement. Veterinary Forum 2000 Vol. 17, No. 8, pg 20 • “Forum Letters” Home, Glucose Home. Veterinary Forum 2000 Vol. 17, No. 8, pg 31 • “Forum Letters” Feline Heartworm in the Northeast. Veterinary Forum 2000 Vol. 17, No. 3, pg 39 • “Forum Letters” The Estrus-Hyperglycemia Connection. Veterinary Forum 2000 Vol. 17, No. 2, pg 38 • “Forum Letters”: To Pull the Cat’s Plug. Veterinary Forum 1999 Vol. 16, No. 12, pg 24 • “Forum Letters”: When to Treat Cushing’s. Veterinary Forum 1999 Vol. 16, No. 12, pg 30 • “Forum Letters”: What to do when the Lente goes. Veterinary Forum. 1999 Vol. 16, No. 9, pg 28 • “Forum Letters”: Adrenal Interpretation. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 8, pg 38 • “Forum Letters”: A Mysterious Constipation. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 8, pg 41 • “Forum Letters”: Diabetes Regimens. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 6, pg 28 • “Forum Letters”: Methimazole vs. High Lab Values. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 6, pg 29 • “Forum Letters”: Antithyroid Antibodies as Thyroid Indicators. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 5, pg 32
  11. 11. • “Forum Letters”: Hyperthyroid Treatment without Renal Failure. Veterinary Forum. 1999. Vol. 16, No. 5, pg 33 • “Ask the Board”: How do you Approach an Icteric Cat?” Veterinary Forum. 1998. Vol. 15, No 12, pg 80 • “Ask the Board”: How do you Approach Therapy of a Hyperthyroid Cat with Indications of Kidney Disease? Veterinary Forum. 1998. Vol. 15, No. 11, pg 88 • “Ask the Board”: What Role Does Helicobacter Play in Small Animals, and How do you Diagnose Infection? Veterinary Forum. 1998 Vol. 15, No. 10, pg 96 • “Ask the Board”: What Tests are Indicated for Dyspneic Cats? Veterinary Forum. 1998. Vol. 15, No. 9, pg 112 • “A Most Unusual Case” Veterinary Forum 1997; Vol. 14 No.1 pg 22 PET BUSINESS Magazine • The Feline Fountain of Youth: Evidence is Starting to Emerge that Antioxidants May Protect Cats Against the Effects of Aging and Disease. Pet Business, December 2001 • Shampoo Therapy: Understanding the Ingredients Printed on the Label can help Retailers Recommend what’s in the Bottle. Pet Business magazine, November 2001 • Winter Worries: Special Winter Product Displays and Tips for Animal Safety may Encourage Customer Loyalty. Pet Business magazine, October 2001 • The Basics of Catnip: No One Knows Exactly Why Cats Respond, but that Won’t Stop Catnip from Being a Consumer Favorite. Pet Business magazine, September 2001 • Declawing Alternatives: By Stocking the Right Supplies, Retailers can Help Customers find Alternatives to Declawing. Pet Business magazine, August 2001 • Horrible Hairballs: Technically, They’re Called Trichobezoars, but Most People Call Them Just Plain Gross. Pet Business magazine, July 2001 • Fat Cats: Feline Obesity is no Laughing Matter. Pet Business magazine, June 2001 • External Parasites: Retailers can Learn More About Flea and Tick Products for Cats to Increase their Sales. Pet Business magazine, May 2001 • Internal Parasites: Familiarity with Internal Parasites can help a Retailer’s Relationship with Customers. Pet Business magazine, April 2001 • Travel Tips: The Right Products and Information Make Traveling with a Pet Easier. Pet Business magazine, March 2001 • Increasing In-Store Health. Pet Business magazine, February 2001 • New Arrivals. Pet Business magazine, January 2001 • Ringworm. Pet Business magazine, December 2000
  12. 12. • Neutraceuticals, Supplements, and Additives. Pet Business magazine, November 2000 • Promoting Holiday Safety. Pet Business magazine, October 2000 • Compassionate Consumerism. Pet Business magazine, September 2000 • Feline Vegetarian Pitfalls. Pet Business magazine, September 2000 • Relieving Feline Constipation. Pet Business magazine, August 2000 • Dangerous Dog Flea and Tick Products. Pet Business magazine, July 2000 CATNIP magazine • Diagnosis: Transient Diabetes. Most Diabetic Cats Require Lifelong Oral or Injectable Medication For a Few Lucky Cats, Diabetes Resolves. How Does this Happen? Volume 14, No. 2, 2006 • Many, Many Toes: Polydactylism is a Naturally Occurring Genetic Variation that Affects Some Cats and Can Yield up to 32 Toes on Four Paws. Volume 13, No. 11, 2005 • Toxic Tragedies: Over-the-Counter Drugs Can Pose a Serious Threat to the Health of Your Cat. Volume 13, No. 9, 2005 • Curious about Catnip? This Fascinating Herb has Won the Hearts of Household Cats – and even Lions. Discover What Makes this Herb so Alluring. Vol. 13, No. 6, 2005 • Arterial Thromboembolism: Some Cats Diagnosed with Heart Conditions May Also be at Risk for Blood Clots Caused by This Very Challenging Disease. Catnip magazine, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2005 • Matters of the Heart: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ranks as the Top Heart Disease Among Cats. Catnip magazine, Vol 13, No. 4, 2005 • Brush up on Hair Loss: Perplexed by the Patches on Your Cat’s Coat? Veterinary Experts Identify the Reasons and Provide Helpful Treatments. Catnip magazine, Vol 13, No. 1, 2005 MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS • Helping Veterinarians Make Their Diagnoses: How Can Owners Help? Cat Fanciers’ Association 2005 Yearbook, pg 470 • Kitten Care in 10 Easy Steps: Follow These Steps to Protect Your Kitten and He’ll Have a Long, Healthy Life. Kittens USA 2005-2006 Annual, pg 30. • A Clean Set of Genes: Researchers and Breeders Work Together to Eradiate Genetic Diseases. Cats USA, 2005 Annual, pg 64.
  13. 13. • Feline First Aid: Basic Know-How Can Save Your Kitten’s Life. Kittens USA 2004-2005 Annual, pg 54 • HIV+ Pet Ownership: The Most Important Precaution an Owner of a Cat, Dog, or Bird Can Take is to Stay Away from Animal Waste. And Don’t Own a Reptile! New York Blade, February 21, 2003 • Stickers Help the Message Stick for New Pet Owners. Veterinary Economics, October 2002, pg 21 • Urinary Incontinence. Dog and Kennel. June 2002, pg 39 • Keeping an Eye on Health: Stay Alert to These Common Threats to Kittens’ Health. Kittens USA 2002-2003 Annual, pg 41 • Cloning: Helpful or Indulgent? Veterinary Practice News. October 2001, pg 6 • Guard Your Kitten’s Health: Protect your Precious Pet from these Enemies. Cats USA 2002, pg 40 • Off to See the Vet: Ten Reasons Your Pup Must Visit the Veterinarian. Puppies USA 2001 – 2002, pg 47 • The Senior Dog. AnimalFair.com website, senior pet section, September 2000 • Pet Health Insurance. Animal Fair magazine, Winter Issue 2000 CAT FANCY Magazine • Say Aah! Is Your Cat Drooling Over You? Find Out if This is a Sign of Affection or Dental Disease. Cat Fancy, February 2006, pg 42 • Heartworm Dangers: Find out how to Protect your Cat from this Rare but Deadly Disease. Cat Fancy, December 2005, pg 40 • Mapping the Feline Genome: Gene Therapy Offers Limitless Treatment Potential for Your Cat. Cat Fancy, October 2005, pg 38 • Pregnancy Prevention: Veterinarians and Animal Welfare Advocates Continue to Research the Best Methods of Preventing Pregnancy to Reduce Feline Overpopulation. Cat Fancy, October 2005, pg 32 • Living with AIDS: Learn the Truth about the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: Cat Fancy, June 2005, pg 38 • Flights of Fancy: Remembering Ethel. Cat Fancy, June 2005, pg 8 • Summer Parasite Control: Safeguard Your Cat and Home Against Pesky Parasites. Cat Fancy, May 2005, pg 28
  14. 14. • Game Over: Strike Out Your Cat’s Chance to Develop Cat Bite Abscesses. Cat Fancy, November 2004, pg 31 • Feline Pancreatitis: This Mysterious Disease Remains Tricky to Diagnose. Cat Fancy, November 2004, pg 46 • Help Anemic Cats: An Effective Experimental Treatment May Offer Hope for Felines with Non-Regenerative Anemia. Cat Fancy, October 2004, pg 48 • New Hope for Diabetic Cats: Research and Development Lighten the Load. Cat Fancy, September 2004, pg 42 • The Renal Deal: Learn How to Manage Kidney Disease. Cat Fancy, August 2004, pg 48 • Bald Patches: What Does it Mean When Your Cat Loses its Fur? Cat Fancy, July 2004, pg 40 • Is There an Easy Test for FIP? Cat Fancy, July 2004, pg 48 • New Treatments for Feline Asthma: Recent Advances in Understanding the Disease have Helped More Cats Breathe with Greater Ease. Cat Fancy, May 2004, pg 32 • Medication for Chronic Pain. Cat Fancy, March 2004, pg 20 • Beat the Odds: Early Detection Deals the Best Hand for Feline Cancers. Cat Fancy, March 2004, pg 27 • Repair Options for Portosystemic Shunts. Cat Fancy, February 2004, pg 16 • Emergency Response: Learn how to React if Your Cat Meets Disaster. Cat Fancy, February 2004, pg 36 • New Treatment for Frustrating Feline Mammary Disorder. Cat Fancy, January 2004, pg 18 • Nutritional Support for Seriously Ill Cats. Cat Fancy, December 2003, pg 18 • Controlling Seizures: Old Standards Get a Second Look in Regulating this Condition. Cat Fancy, November 2003, pg 20 • Field of Vision: Learn all About Your Cat’s Eyes – Including Signs to Watch For. Cat Fancy, October 2003, pg 52 • Running Rings Around Ringworm. Learn about the Latest Treatments for this Fungal Disease. Cat Fancy, October 2003, pg 20 • Ring Around the Rosy…Fungus, that is. Protect Yourself and Your Pets Against this Skin Disease. Cat Fancy, September 2003, pg 22 • Take a Deep Breath: Specially Designed Inhalers Help Asthmatic Cats Breathe Easier. Cat Fancy, August 2003, pg 18 • Hypertension: Causes and Cures, Part 2. Cat Fancy, July 2003, pg 20
  15. 15. • The Case of the Missing Gonad. Cat Fancy, July 2003, pg 17 • Hypertension: Causes and Cures, Part 1. Cat Fancy, June 2003, pg 18 • Star Encounters. Cat Fancy, June 2003, pg 15 • The Grass is Always Greener… Cat Fancy, May 2003, pg 18 • Back in Balance: Veterinary Medical Treatments Help Steady the System and Counteract Nausea and Anemia. Cat Fancy, May 2003, pg 22 • Take it Slow: Veterinary Medical Advances are Available to Help Delay Progression of Kidney Failure. Cat Fancy, April 2003, pg 20 • The Heat of the Matter. Cat Fancy, April 2003, pg 16 • One Veterinarian Finds His Passion: After Years of Preparation, Cat-Care Specialist Reaches Feline-Friendly Goal. Cat Fancy, March 2003, pg 17 • Fluid Therapy is Essential in Treating Renal Failure. Cat Fancy, March 2003, pg 19 • Patching Up Problem Pain. Cat Fancy. February 2003, pg 17 • Looking at Laser Surgery. Cat Fancy. January 2003, pg 20 • Blood Substitutes Prove Effective for Felines. Cat Fancy. December 2002, pg 53 • Arthritis Supplement May Help Urinary Tract Disease. Cat Fancy. November 2002, pg 46 • Stop the Spraying. Cat Fancy. October 2002, pg 38 • Is Pilling Your Cat a Thing of the Past? Not Yet. Cat Fancy. September 2002, pg 38 • Research Suggests New Treatments for Diabetes. Cat Fancy. August 2002, pg 38 • Fighting Feline AIDS: A New Vaccine Offers Protection from this Devastating Disease. Cat Fancy. June 2002, pg 18 • CDS and Your Senior: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome can Cause Geriatric-onset Behavior Problems. Here’s Help in Identifying, Understanding, and Managing this Degenerative Disease. Cat Fancy. March 2002, pg 30 • Feline Separation Anxiety. Cat Fancy. November 2001, pg 41 NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE/WEBSITE CITATIONS • “Vaccine Questions Persist”, Veterinary Practice News, December 2005 • “New Help for Crippled Dogs” New York Daily News, April 9th, 2005 • “Flavored Meds a Good Rx.” New York Daily News, March 5th, 2005
  16. 16. • “Perplexing Pet Problems – Solved: Top Experts Weigh in with Real-Life Answers.” Prevention, May 2004, pg 187 • “Toilet Train Your Cat?” Prevention, February 2004, pg 183 • “Weighing in on Fat Cats, Dogs”. New York Daily News, August 23rd, 2003 • “Tabby Takes his Drinks on Tap.” Newsday, August 5th, 2003 • “Kidney Disease: The Silent Killer” Prevention, August 2003, pg 171 • “What’s Up, Pussycat? GO NYC Profiles the Very Gay-Friendly Vets Who Keep Our Pussies Purring”. GO NYC magazine, February 2003. • “What Shots Does a Cat Need? Not all Vaccinations are Necessary, and Some Carry Dangers.” Newsday, January 7th, 2003 • “Village Vet Opens Uptown Cat Clinic”. The Villager, December 11th, 2002. • “Cats Only at this New West Side Pet Hospital”. New York Resident, December 9th, 2002. • “Veterinarian Who Won’t Go to the Dogs: Cats-only Practice Comes to West 76th Street.” West Side Spirit, January 2nd, 2003 • “G’head, ask us Anything.” Maxim magazine, June 2001 • “Can Vaccinations Hurt Your Cat or Dog?” Prevention magazine, May 2001 • “ASPCA: Kittens’ Mother Escaped Death”. Associated Press April 1, 2000 • “Help for Hairballs”. Prevention magazine, April 2001 • “To Crop and Dock? Or not?” Vetcentric.com website, February 26, 2001 • “AVMA to Re-evaluate Vaccination Guidelines”. VetCentric.com website, February 15, 2001. • “Chicken Run on a Bus”. New York Daily News, January 20, 2001 • “Getting a ‘Used’ Dog”. VetCentric.com website, November 6, 2000 • “Pick of the Litter for Pooches: Dogs do Have an Alternative to Answering the Call of Nature Outdoors.” New York Post, July 16, 2000 • “Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty”. Superior Wisconsin Daily Telegram, July 12, 2000. • “Procrastination”. GoodDog! Magazine, January/February 2000 • “Freeze Hurts Pets, Too”. New York Daily News, January 29, 2000 • “Feline Fix-its: Treating Tabby Troubles.” New York Post, January 23, 2000
  17. 17. • “Best Bet Vets: Finding an Animal Doctor You Can Depend On.” New York Post, January 16, 2000 • “Hypothyroidism: the Quiet Threat.” Prevention magazine, January 2000 • “Winterproofing Your Pet.” New York Post, December 12, 1999 • “Upbeat, Downbeat: The News on Feline Heart Disease.” Animals magazine, November/December 1999 • “Protect Your Pet From Heartworm.” Prevention magazine, November 1999 • “Pacing Your Pooch: Exercise Restraint with Your Dog.” New York Post, October 24, 1999 • “The Big Brush-off: Reasons for Cleaning and Preening your Pet.” New York Post, October 10, 1999 • “Kitchen Can Become a Bird Gas Chamber.” New York Daily News, October 9, 1999 • “Fat Cats: How to Keep Your Kitty in Purr-fect Shape.” New York Post, September 26, 1999 • “Please Don’t Eat the Mushrooms.” Summit Daily News, September 15, 1999 • “Lyme Disease: Harder to Determine in Dogs.” New York Daily News, September 4, 1999 • “Tooth and Consequences: Protect your Pet’s Pearly Whites.” New York Post, August 14, 1999 • “Flea Powder Fears: Dog-only Products not Feline Friendly.” New York Daily News, July 16, 1999 • “Most Painful Time: When Vets Advise Euthanizing a Pet.” New York Daily News, June 5, 1999 • “Dogs ‘n’ Heat: Here’s how to Help your Canine Keep Cool this Summer.” New York Post, May 23, 1999 • “Spotting Signs Key with Pet Diabetes.” New York Daily News, Saturday May 8, 1999 • “Vegging Out; how non-meat eaters meet their pets’ nutritional needs.” New York Post, Sunday May 2, 1999 TELEVISION/RADIO • Pets Unleashed with Dr. Marty Becker. Syndicated radio show. Discussed a variety of feline problems including obesity, hyperthyroidism, and chronic renal failure.
  18. 18. • Newschannel12, Norfolk, CT, June 16th, 2003. Discussed physical examination of the cat and which vaccines are necessary for pet cats. • WB News, Channel 11, March 30, 2001. Interviewed about mother cat and kittens harmed by correctional officer at a Westchester correctional facility. • NY1 Cable Channel, March 10, 2001. Interviewed by Paul Lombardi about “Leptospirosis”. • NewsChannel 4, February 23, 2001. Interviewed by reporter Roseann Coletti for a story about diseases that people can catch from their pets. • Business Talk Radio, February 10, 2001. “Talkin’ Pets” with Jon Patch. Nationally syndicated radio talk show. Discussed veterinary health and animal related issues. • NY1 Cable Channel, December 20, 2000. Interviewed by Paul Lombardi about “Winterizing Your Pet” • NY1 Cable Channel, October 23, 2000. Interviewed by Paul Lombardi about “Halloween Pet Safety Tips”. • WCTC 1450 AM, April 9, 2000. “The Pet House”. Served as guest veterinary specialist to answer caller questions regarding feline vaccination. • Fox Channel 5, February 7, 2000. Midday news. Interviewed about SPAY DAY USA, a national campaign to promote spaying and neutering for pets. • HBO/Cinemax, January 11, 2000. ASPCA Animal Cops. Documentary about the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division. • Fox Channel 5, November 5, 1999. Good Day New York: Interviewed about performing first aid for injured pets. • Fox Channel 5, October 1, 1999. Good Day New York: Interviewed about potential danger posed to pets caused by the spraying of malathion for the control of mosquitoes responsible for a regional encephalitis outbreak. • Radio Free Asia, August 19, 1999. Discussed the ban on the sale of small turtles in the U.S. due to threat of Salmonella. • WPIX News, May 29, 1999. Interviewed about ASPCA’s support of legislation declaring animal cruelty a felony in New York State. [Back to MCS]

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