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VCA Antech , Inc.
12401 West Olympic Boulevard
VCA Antech, Inc. (VCA) is an animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care, and sells diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technolo
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(From left to right) At a charitable donation ceremony in Kansas City, Phil Padrid, DVM, regional medical director for VCA Animal Hospitals, presented a $15,000 check to Mary Bryant, VMD, AVMF board member, and Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP, AVMF board treasurer, on behalf of VCA's partnership with local Coca-Cola bottlers to benefit the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and is based out of VCA's Indiana medical facility.
ABVP â€“ American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
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.
A: While more is being learned ...
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
"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
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.
Tracie Hotchner - Dog Talk® the Radio Show - Listen
Dr. Philip Padrid, the Official veterinarian of DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!), spends the whole hour with Tracie having a philosophical discussion about the politics of the veterinary profession and what the economics are that influence decisions about how vet care is administered and how people are told to feed their pets.
Dr Phil Padrid, the official vet of the show, uses personal examples and cites important studies to explain why seeing the vet for a wellness visit twice a year can improve the quality and length of your old-timer's life; Nancy Kerns, the delightful Editor of (the indispensable) The Whole Dog Journal discusses a series of articles written over the years by WDJ contributor Lisa Rodier, which focus on how to manage old-timer's issues like Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and mobility challenges.
Dog Talk (6-3-2011) Author Dale Peterson talks about his new book THE MORAL LIVES OF ANIMALS and how Jane Goodall inspired his fascinating journey to discover whether animals have a moral sense; great advice for about 3 treatment options for hyperthyroidism in cats from Dr Phil Padrid, the Official Vet of DOG TALK®, and an explanation of which vaccinations are needed for dogs and cats.
Dog Talk® (11-05-2010) Dr Elsey of Precious Cat litters tells why 100% of all proceeds for the month of November will be going to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; Glenn Plaskin with his delightful and heart warming book KATIE UP & DOWN THE HALL; Dr. Phil Padrid
discuss the honesty and transparency that is the hallmark of the veterinarian-client relationship, something to be cherished as it differs greatly from the accountability in human medicine when things don't go well, as they did not for poor Scooby Doo, whose torn cruciate ligament repair had to be repeated when the metal plate broke inside his leg - but it actually made Tracie like and respect his surgeon Faulkner Besancon even more!
Dog Talk® (7-3-2010) Dog Talk's Official veterinarian Dr. Phil Padrid explains Canine Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and the genetic link to Labrador Retrievers; Pat Miller, the trainer extraordinaire from The Whole Dog Journal talks about her article "Don't Let the Bed Dogs Bite" and the fundamental problem with electronic collars; and Annie Brody of Camp Unleashed describes the transformative experience that people have with their dogs running free at camp in the Berkshires.
Dog Talk Show #136 (7-25-2009) Dr Phil Padrid
& Dr Alice Villalobos on promoting longevity in your pets - diagnosing and preventing illness.
Dog Talk Show #104 (12-13-2008) Dog Talk's® own Dr. Phil (Padrid) has a philosophical discussion with Tracie
about the responsibility of telling you about cutting edge, new, "fringe" ideas in veterinary medicine and other areas that affect your pets.
Tracie Hotchner - Cat Chat the Radio Show: Our Experts
Cat Chat's® Feline Asthma Specialist - Philip Padrid, DVM