Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM, is a 1996 graduate of UC Davis. Outside of her work with VIN, she writes (largely equine-related) magazine articles and blogs. Before turning her veterinary attention toward writing, she spent several years working in the livestock biologics industry followed by a decade in large animal ambulatory medicine. Her main professional interests include equine medicine and surgery, food animal emergency medicine, and veterinary-client communications. Christy jointly parents three kids who are begging for a kitten but have yet to answer the question of "who will clean the litter box when you are at Dad's house?" to her satisfaction.