Matthew Everett Miller, DVM

Matthew Everett Miller, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University (AL)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a focus on animal ethics from Vanderbilt University (TN)

Activity & Honors

2016 AAAS Mass Media Fellow

2017 Boehringer Ingelheim Summer Scholar

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Dr. Matthew Everett Miller

Matthew Everett Miller is a Kentucky native, veterinarian, and writer whose fiction and journalism have appeared in Slate magazine, the Louisville Review, Mother Jones, PRISM Review, and elsewhere.

Dr. Miller currently practices at a small animal clinic in Manhattan but plans to return to school soon to specialize in pathology.

His ongoing research includes investigations into glaucoma in horses and the use of medical marijuana in dogs.

His favorite animal is the pig.

Recent Articles

Does Catnip Make Cats High?
Does Catnip Make Cats High?
You may have given catnip to your cat at some point and wondered whether cats can actually get “high” from it. The effects are obvious (and entertaining): after smelling the catnip, most cats will rub their faces in it, roll on their backs, and vocalize (make loud noises). Although some cats will exhibit more subdued behaviors—a “sphinx-like posture” is reported in one study—the vast...
Luxating Patella in Dogs (Knee Dislocation)
What Is a Luxating Patella in Dogs?A luxating patella in dogs is a common condition in which the kneecap (patella) shifts sideways, or luxates, away from the normal position at the front of the knee. You may also refer to it as a dislocated kneecap. About 75% of the time, a luxating patella in dogs tends to occur inward, or toward the other hind limb. This version of a luxating patella is called...
Histiocytoma in Dogs
Histiocytoma in Dogs
What Are Histiocytomas in Dogs?Histiocytomas in dogs are small skin growths that occur most commonly in young dogs under 3 years of age. These benign growths appear suddenly—pet owners will often say overnight—but histiocytomas generally take 1-4 weeks to sprout. Histiocytomas can occur anywhere on a dog’s body, but they usually show up on the front half, particularly the head and the ears....
Histoplasmosis in Dogs
Histoplasmosis in Dogs
What Is Histoplasmosis in Dogs?Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection more commonly seen in cats, but it can also be found in dogs. Dogs under 4 years of age are most commonly affected. Predisposed breeds include the Brittany, Pointer, Weimaraner, and other working dogs. The fungus that causes histoplasmosis in dogs, Histoplasma capsulatum, can be found anywhere in the world, but it’s especially...
Anisocoria in Cats (Cat Pupils Different Sizes)
Go to the emergency vet if you notice that one of your cat’s pupils is wider than the other. What Is Anisocoria in Cats?Anisocoria in cats is defined as a significant difference in the pupil size of each eye. The function of pupils is to control the amount of light entering the eye. A cat’s pupils do this by getting wider or narrower in response to changes in the brightness...
Why Your Cat Is Itchy and What You Can Do
“Pruritus” is the term veterinarians use for itchiness in pets, and it is one of the most common complaints in animal hospitals. It can have many causes, and treatment depends on finding out what's causing it. Learn more about why your cat is itching.