Cathy Johnson-Delaney - Contributor Profile


Cathy has recently taken the time to answer some quick-fire questions about herself and her content in Vetstream's new Contributor Q&A series. Click on the video below to watch the full Q&A. You can also find it on Vetstream's YouTube Channel, or head over to Instagram to find it on IGTV.

Dr Johnson-Delaney is a 1980 graduate of Washington State University and practiced avian and exotic animal medicine in the greater Seattle area. She was Exotic DVM 2003 and received the 2009 Oxbow Small Mammal Health Award. She is also a past President of both the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.

Cathy is the author of the textbook Ferret Medicine and Surgery as well as the Exotic Companion Medicine Handbook for Veterinarians. She currently serves as Medical Moderator for the ExoticDVM Forum (online) and Scientific Editor for the Proceedings for the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians: ExoticsCon.

She has written and edited numerous articles and book chapters on many different exotic species and is a frequent lecturer at veterinary conferences. Cathy also serves as Special Projects Coordinator for NW Zoological Supply, as a consultant for the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary and the Pacific Primate Sanctuary.

Published Papers

Most recent not including book chapters, meeting proceedings:

  • Reproductive disorders of marsupials. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract (2017); 20;2: 539-553.
  • Anatomy and disorders of the oral cavity of ferrets and other exotic companion carnivores. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract (2016); 19;3: 901-928.
  • Captive marsupial nutrition. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract (2014); 14;2: 415-447.
  • Ferret nutrition. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract (2014); 14;2:449-470.


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