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Dr. Philip A. Padrid

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Background Information

Employment History

VCA Regional Medical Director

VCA Inc.

Midwest Regional Medical Director Veterinary Centers of America

Regional Medical Director

Video Corporation of America

Specialist In Respiratory Disease

VCA Animal Hospitals


VCA Inc.

Southwest Regional Medical Director

Veterinary Centers of America , Inc.

Feline Asthma Specialist

Tracie Hotchner


Family Pet Animal Hospital


Postdoctoral Fellow In Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
UC Davis


Cornell University



Cornell University


Department of Medicine

University of Chicago

Web References (72 Total References)

ABVP – American Board of Veterinary Practitioners [cached]

Philip Padrid, DVM Dr. Padrid's research regarding the molecular mechanisms involved in human and feline asthma was NIH-supported for 10 years during his tenure at the University of Chicago. He is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters in the fields of human and veterinary pulmonary medicine.

ABVP - symposium, certification, species, credentialing, veterinary clinical practice, vet [cached]

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Phil Padrid, DVM
Dr. Padrid graduated from Cornell University in 1985, where he received an award in Cardiology. He completed his internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in 1986, residency in small animal medicine at UC-Davis Veterinary School in 1988, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UC-Davis Medical School in 1990. Dr. Padrid served for 10 years as an associate professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He became a partner in Family Pet Animal Hospital in Chicago full-time in 2003, specializing in respiratory medicine.

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A: While more is being learned about what triggers human asthma attacks, the three most common causes are a protein found on cats, dust mites and cockroach feces, according to veterinary pulmonologist Dr. Philip Padrid.

"We don't know for certain what triggers asthma in cats," he notes. "We know pollution or secondhand smoke are not primary factors, though. It could be that some cats have a genetic predisposition.
In any case, the current best treatment (which Padrid helped develop) is, indeed, a kitty inhaler, which contains a steroid. Previously, steroids were given to cats via injection, and over time, adverse side effects could occur.
"This is a much safer option," Padrid says.
With positive reinforcement training, most cats can be conditioned to tolerate the mask which the delivers the steroid. In fact, Padrid, of Corrales, NM, says that in one study 85 percent of cats readily took to the inhaler.

Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine [cached]

Philip Padrid, DVM VCA

Southwest Veterinary Symposium | September 20-23, 2012 in Dallas, Texas [cached]

Phil Padrid, DVM VCA Antech Regional Medical Director

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