Sophia Catalano, DVM

Sophia Catalano, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Rochester: Bachelors of Science in Molecular Genetics

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Dr. Sophia Catalano

Dr. Catalano is a veterinarian, writer, and science fanatic. She earned her veterinary doctorate from Cornell University and her Bachelor of Science in molecular genetics from the University of Rochester. In addition to her veterinary training, she also performed biomedical research and studied history.  She currently works for a companion animal hospital in New York and loves helping people take the best care of their pets. Writing and sharing ideas is her passion, and she wants to make complicated scientific and medical topics interesting and available for everyone. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and pets.

Recent Articles

Why Do Dogs Pant? Is Your Dog Panting Too Much?
Panting can be a normal behavior for a dog, but it can also signal an underlying medical issue. So how do you know when your dog’s panting is a sign that something’s wrong? Here’s what you need to know about dog panting. What Causes Dog Panting?Here are some common reasons why dogs pant. Heat Panting is a normal behavior for happy and active dogs. It helps dogs cool themselves down because...
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
By Dr. Sophia Catalano   Whether you’re a new pet parent or an experienced one, you may wonder if it’s safe and/or healthy to give your dog peanut butter. Many peanut butters are, indeed, safe for most healthy dogs. Peanut butter is commonly used when giving medications, but can serve some other really useful purposes in your dog’s training and playtime. However, you should discuss with...