Mindy Joyner, DVM

Mindy Joyner, DVM


Educations & Trainings

North Carolina State University, BS Animal Science

Oklahoma State University, DVM

Dr. Mindy Joyner

Dr. Mindy Joyner received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. She studied ruminant nutrition during graduate school at NC State before pursuing veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University. She has worked as a small animal practitioner, relief veterinarian, college instructor, and consultant. She lives in NC and enjoys spending time with her family and pets, doing yoga, and running.

Recent Articles

Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Cats
What Is Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Cats?Flea allergy dermatitis is a common skin allergy in cats that can occur from a flea bite. Cats can be allergic to the flea’s saliva, which causes the release of a histamine-like compound, resulting in a very itchy skin condition. Flea allergy dermatitis commonly occurs on the head, neck, and back (also known as the “racing stripe” pattern on the...
Grass Allergies in Dogs
Grass Allergies in Dogs
What are Grass Allergies in Dogs?Grass allergies, common in dogs, are inhalant allergies that can be caused by pollen associated with grasses. Grass pollens are airborne, so your dog doesn’t have to be physically on the grass to have symptoms. Grass allergies can lead to skin allergies or upper respiratory allergies.    Grass allergies are generally worse in the spring and fall seasons, when...
How Do Dogs See the World?
You may be under the assumption that because dogs can hear better than us, they can probably see better than us, too. But that’s not necessarily the case. Let’s take a look at the anatomy of a dogs eye and how a dog’s eyesight compares to ours—from seeing colors to side vision and seeing in the dark. Dog Eye AnatomyThe anatomy of a dog’s eye is very similar to that of a human eye. Dogs...