Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq., has been a veterinarian since 1977. She currently owns and runs her cats-only veterinary practice, All About Cats Health and Wellness Center, in Yorba Linda, California. Dr. Hodgkins graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and went on to serve as the director of technical affairs at the largest proprietary pet-food manufacturer in the world. During this time, she developed the passion for veterinary nutrition that drove her later investigations into this subject, particularly the management of feline obesity and diabetes. In 2001, Dr. Hodgkins was awarded a U.S. and international patent for a novel and highly successful approach to managing feline diabetes that has effected long-term remission in well over 80 percent of her diabetic patients. She is also a breeder of internationally award-winning Occicats and exhibits her purebred cats across the U.S.
Advance Praise for "Your Cat" "A great resource for all cat enthusiasts---from the novice seeking basic information to the more sophisticated owner looking for detail. Well organized with information that is easy to find."---Laurie Schiff, Esq., All-Breed Cat Judge and General Counsel for the International Cat Association "A highly respected expert in feline health, Dr. Hodgkins has not written just another pretty book about cats. She has given us invaluable knowledge that can help us keep our felines healthy."---Kay DeVilbiss, All-Breed Cat Judge and president of the International Cat Association "Dr. Hodgkins' book should be mandatory reading for the caring cat lover and feline practitioner!"---Adriana Kajon, Ph.D., All-Breed Cat Judge, The International Cat Association "What sets Dr. Hodgkins' book apart from all others is the passionate message that she delivers---that we, as owners, can make a dramatic difference in the health of our cats by simply remembering that a cat's digestive system obligates it to eat a diet dramatically different from that provided by all commercial dry cat food. A compelling argument for change. . . . So far, my cats thoroughly approve of our own home trials!"---Carolyn Osier, Allbreed Cat Judge, Cat Fancier's Association, and breeder of award-winning Abyssinians since 1969 "I would highly recommend this book for all people who have a passion and great love for cats."---Ann Reed, D.V.M., MS, Diplomate, American College Veterinary Radiology "Dr. Hodgkins offers a sensible strategy for avoiding the laundry list of serious ailments with which today's cats often needlessly struggle.""---"Lisa Pierson, D.V.M. "It'' more than Dr. Hodgkins's unwavering commitment to feline medicine that I admire, it's her willingness to think outside the box of conventional medicine. She's all about saving lives."---Steve Dale, host of "Steve Dale's Pet World" and "Pet Central" on WGN Radio; syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services); contributing editor at "USA Weekend;" and contributor to "Cat Fancy" magazine "This plucky book should be required reading for every cat lover and veterinary professional.""""---"Anne Jablonski, www.catnutrition.org