Dr. Chris Vanderhoof is a 2013 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) at Virginia Tech in beautiful southwest Virginia. Further motivated by the impact animal health can have on human health, he continued on to earn a Masters in Public Health degree, focusing on zoonotic disease in developing countries.
After finishing his masters project in Haiti and working in mixed practice in rural southwest Virginia, Chris went on to complete a rotating internship in medicine and surgery with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey.
Chris has settled down in the Washington D.C. area, where he has worked as a general practitioner for several years. His clinical interests include soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, and acupuncture, but he chiefly just enjoys keeping pups and kitties healthy and nurturing the bond pet parents share with their furry companions.
Chris’ motivation for becoming a veterinary doctor stemmed from his fascination with the family cat, Mr. C. Besides being the best of friends, Chris enjoyed watching Mr. C’s mannerisms and behavior as a kid and this grew into a desire to care for and bond with animals, and show others how to do the same.
Chris is also a writer and brings his love for medicine, pet health, and public health into his work. He is the founder of Paramount Animal Health Writing Solutions.
His work has been featured on the popular site for pet lovers and vet professionals Dr. Andy Roark and he writes articles on nutrition and pet health for two leading pet supplement companies.
He lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife and 2 kids. His 3 rescue cats Teach, Bart, and Annie supply an endless amount of cuddle time and no shortage of amusement.
When not engaged in clinical and writing work, Chris enjoys reading, jogging, watching movies, spending time with his family, and having cats on his lap.