Cathy Meeks, MS, DVM, DACVIM

Cathy Meeks, MS, DVM, DACVIM

Board-Certified Internal Medicine

Educations & Trainings

Bluepearl Veterinary Partners, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2008-2011

Florida Veterinary Specialist, Rotating Internship, 2007-2008

Universtity of Florida, DVM, 2007

University of Florida, MS, Forensic Toxicology (Magnum Cum Laude), 2002

University of Florida, BA, Animal Science, 1999

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Association

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Publications

Meeks C, Levy J, Crawford C, Farina L, Origgi, Salcedo. Chronic disseminated Mycobacterium xenopi infection in a cat with idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia- J Vet Intern Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;22(4):1043-7

Engel C, Adin D. Cardiac troponin I concentrations in normal dogs and cats using a bedside analyzer. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology (2005) 7, 27-32

Dr. Cathy Meeks

Dr. Cathy Meeks started her veterinary career as a veterinary technician while getting her Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Forensic Toxicology.

After veterinary school, she did an internship and then a residency in Internal Medicine. Her specific interests in internal medicine include immune mediated diseases and endocrinology. 

In 2012, Dr. Meeks took on a lead veterinary role in a private practice as a Medical Director while continuing to practice internal medicine.

In 2015, she became a Group Medical Director for Bluepearl, working with the hospitals in the Northeast. She was promoted to Regional Vice President of Medicine in 2019. Dr. Meeks now helps to manage 15 hospitals in the Northeast. 

In her spare time, Dr. Meeks enjoys running and water activities such as paddle boarding and swimming. She has 2 rescue dogs, Scrappy (Jack Russell) and Lainey (Doberman). 

Recent Articles

Why Your Cat is Throwing Up and What To Do
Why Your Cat is Throwing Up and What To Do
In cats, it can be difficult to tell the difference between retching/vomiting, regurgitation, and coughing. These are all very different and come with different possible causes, so it is important to try and differentiate between them. Vomiting is the active motion of ejecting contents from a cat’s stomach and small intestines out through their mouth. This is different than regurgitation, which...
Wet Cat Food vs. Dry Cat Food: Which Is Better?
A common question that veterinarians get asked is whether cats should eat canned or dry food. The good news is that most commercial cat foods provide an excellent source of nutrition, whether it’s dry cat food or wet cat food. But finding the best food for your cat will depend on several factors, including: Your cat’s weight Your cat’s health and any health conditions present Your budget...
What Causes Roundworms in Dogs and How to Get Rid of Them
Roundworms are among the most common types of worms found in dogs—along with hookworms and whipworms. Roundworms can significantly impact a puppy’s health, and in rare cases, they can be fatal. But fortunately, roundworms in dogs can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated. This article will dive into and explain everything you need to know about roundworms in dogs—from what they are...
How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever and What to Do About It
Dog fevers are defined by having a higher-than-normal body temperature, and they have a variety of causes. So how can you tell if your dog has a fever? How do you take their temperature, and what’s considered a fever in dogs? What causes dog fevers and how do you treat them? How to Tell if a Dog Has a FeverDog fevers can be very difficult to detect at home and are often discovered at the...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Inflammatory bowel disease is actually a group of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases for which no single cause is known. Also known as IBD, inflammatory bowel disease in cats results in the inflammation of the stomach, small intestines, and/or large intestines. This can be a frustrating disease to diagnose and treat, but cats can have a great quality of life and live a long time with the...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Like people, dogs can experience occasional stomach and/or intestinal upset that can include vomiting and soft stool. These conditions may pass naturally; however, if they occur every day or more than once a week, your dog may have a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs is a common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea and continues to be one of...