DVM Lorie Huston, DVM

Lorie A Huston DVM - Contributing Writer for About.com
Lorie A Huston DVM

Lorie Huston, DVM, was a veterinarian for over 20 years. As a talented freelance writer and author, she wrote articles about pet health.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with over 20 years experience
  • Contributed veterinary content to The Spruce Pets
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association


Lorie Huston, DVM, was a former writer for The Spruce. As a veterinarian, she worked primarily with dogs and cats, providing both medical and surgical care for her patients. Lorie 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 Huston earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1982 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1986. She was a certified veterinary journalist.

Awards and Publications

She was the author of "Labrador Retrievers: How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend." Lorie Huston was also the owner and author of the award-winning blog, Pet Health Care Gazette. 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.

Expertise: Domestic animals, cats, and dogs
Education: Iowa State University, University of Nebraska
Location: Nebraska
Title: Veterinarian and Author

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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