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Elizabeth Racine, DVM

Elizabeth Racine, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Racine is a small animal veterinarian with a passion for writing. Her professional interests include veterinary behavior, nutrition, and internal medicine. Her business, The Veterinary Writer, is devoted to providing pet owners with easy access to evidence-based information about pet health. When she's not in the clinic or creating content, Dr. Racine enjoys playing trampoline dodgeball (yes, really!), hiking, kayaking, and binge-watching Netflix. She shares her home with her retired teaching beagle, Dasher, and a trouble-making orange cat named Julius.


  • Experienced veterinarian who specializes in small-animal medicine.
  • Prior to receiving her veterinary degree, she worked as a veterinary technician, zookeeper, and farmhand.
  • She’s created content for companies such as Merck Animal Health, Brief Media, American Kennel Club, and the Veterinary Hospitals Association.


Dr. Racine’s decades of experience span many different species, including companion animals, livestock, and exotics. As a writer, her work has been published by renowned pet care brands such as Bayer Animal Health, the American Kennel Club, and VCA Animal Hospitals. She’s worked in multiple veterinary clinics and founded The Veterinary Writer in September 2018.


Dr. Racine received her veterinary degree from Atlantic Veterinary College and a bachelor’s of science in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine from the University of New Hampshire.