Dr. Leigh Burkett was born and raised in Northeast Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wake Forest University and her DVM from the University of Tennessee. After spending 6 years in general practice following graduation, Dr. Burkett and her husband (a board certified veterinary dermatologist) started a dermatology specialty practice in Southwest Florida in 2000. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology and allergies.
Dr. Burkett lives in Southwest Florida with her husband and 2 teenagers, 2 cats and a Standard Poodle. In her spare time, Dr. Burkett enjoys travel, watching soccer, reading, painting and board games.
What Is Mange in Cats? If your cat has skin or ear symptoms, they should be seen by your regular veterinarian within a few days, unless there are other symptoms such as lethargy, failure to eat or drink, excessive eating or drinking, or extreme discomfort. These cases warrant an examination as soon as possible (within 24 hours). This may require a visit to a veterinary emergency...