Dr. Curtis Cathcart attended the University of Alberta taking pre-veterinary sciences along with undergraduate engineering courses. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1999.
After graduation, he pursued small animal practice at a multi-doctor hospital in Langley, British Columbia. In 2001 he purchased a clinic in Victoria, British Columbia where he practised until 2006. That year he went to Dallas, Texas for a surgical internship followed by a rotating internship back at WCVM. In 2008 he took another surgical internship at a multi-hospital referral center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Cathcart was the successful candidate for Research Fellow at the University of Georgia for 2009-2011 under the direction of Dr. Steve Budsberg. Dr. Cathcart published on the effect of new arthritis pain medications and effects of anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants in cats. He studied compartment syndrome and the ability to detect it through a non-invasive method, as well as effects of total knee replacement on knee movement in dogs.
After his research in Georgia he matched for a small animal surgery residency at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, a private hospital in Akron, Ohio. In 2015, he successfully completed board certification in small animal surgery.
As a surgeon, Dr. Cathcart took a faculty appointment at WCVM from 2014 to 2016 after which he offered a mobile surgery service in Saskatoon along with locum work for different hospitals with this last year in Ohio again.
Dr. Curtis Cathcart is excited to settle back home and be a part of the surgery department at Pulse Veterinary Specialist & Emergency.