Lorie Huston, DVM

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With sadness, this September 2014 update: Lori Huston passed away after a brief illness from complications of liver failure.

Lorie Huston was a well-loved and respected veterinarian for over 20 years. She was an expert in pet health and pet care and extremely knowledgeable about all dog and cat diseases and conditions. She was also a talented free-lance writer and blogger.


Lorie worked primarily with dogs and cats in her veterinary practice. She provided both medical and surgical care for her patients and deals with various dog and cat diseases and conditions on a regular basis.

Lorie was also the owner and author of the Pet Health Care Gazette, which features topics related to all aspects of pet health care, including dog and cat diseases and routine pet health care measures. In addition, she was the featured writer for pet care at Suite101.com and was the National Pet Health Examiner at Examiner.com. She also contributed to the UntrainedHousewife.com as the featured pet columnist.

Lorie has provided written material for numerous internet and print publications. She was frequently contacted as an expert source by members of the media.

Professionally, Lorie was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, the Dog Writer's Association of America and the Cat Writer's Association.


Lorie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1982 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1986.

Lorie Huston, DVM

From Lori: I am a pet lover. I love dogs, cats, horses, pretty much any kind of pet. But as a veterinarian, I see a lot of pets that suffer because their owners are unaware of the proper way to care for a pet.

Pet care is a complicated and sometimes controversial subject, with lots of different sub-topics. One of my primary objectives on a day to day basis in my practice is to educate people about the importance of providing proper nutrition, controlling parasites, maintaining good dental health and the many other things that go into being a responsible pet parent.

I also try to make my clients aware of the symptoms of common pet diseases and conditions so that they can monitor their pets for these diseases and seek care when appropriate. However, I can do this only on an individual one-on-one basis in my hospital. Through my writing, I am able to provide this type of education to a much larger number of people. Hopefully, in doing so, I can help promote pet health on a much larger scale.

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