About the Author

Yuri Lawrence, DVM, MA, MS, Diplomate ACVIM, is enrolled in the Texas A&M University Gastrointestinal PhD program and also serves as a senior clinician at the institution’s small animal hospital. Dr. Lawrence received his DVM from Tufts University; then completed an MA in anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University, an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University, and a residency in small animal internal medicine and MS in veterinary science at Oregon State University.