CVC Educator Kathryn Primm, DVM, owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and is growing a second career as a writer, a speaker and an online voice for veterinarians and pet owners alike.
She has written and contributed content to many outlets for veterinarians and pet lovers, including the consumer magazines Woman’s Day and Prevention as well as Veterinary Economics, dvm360, Firstline, Vetted and dvm360.com. Her regular “Ask A Vet” column is featured on iheartdogs.com and iheartcats.com, and reaches more than 3 million viewers.
She was the nation’s first Fear Free certified professional, travels to speak with students, pet owners and other veterinarians about effective communication, and along with her dog, Skye, frequently provides pet therapy at assisted living facilities around Chattanooga.
Her first book, Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, received recognition as a runner-up in the “Memoirs” category at a national book festival. Dr. Primm’s next book is well under way, and will feature more stories about the animals she cares for and the people who love them.