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About Our Veterinary Review Team

Here at Pet Living, it’s important to us that the information we publish is accurate and sound. Our articles are thoroughly researched and any information that affects your pet’s health is fact-checked by one of our veterinary reviewers.

You can read more about our veterinary reviewer, Dr. Lisa Coder, MS, DVM, CVA below, or visit our main About page to learn about the other members of our editorial and review team.

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Lisa Coder, MS, DVM, CVA

Lisa Coder graduated from the University of Missouri in 2013. Since then, she has worked in various specialty clinics, from equine, to mixed animal, to ER. She also served several years with the United States Department of Agriculture as a public health veterinarian.

She loves all animals and strives to provide a safe, comfortable, and compassionate place for the people and pets who make up our community family.

In 2021, she began Home Vet, an alternative and holistic veterinary practice that provided acupuncture, therapeutic laser, and herbal medicine to pets in Sioux Falls. In March of 2023, Home Vet expanded and became Vital Animal Veterinary Clinic – an initiative to continue a 30+ year legacy of a colleague.

She is currently pursuing board certification in both types of exotic medicine, with the aid of her brilliant staff, who supports her love of learning, teaching, and endeavoring to continually improve animal care. She firmly believes it is within every animal to find balance and health, and that compassion, understanding, and above all, love, are critical to animals’ wellbeing.

Dr. Coder and Vital Animal Veterinary Clinic serves the greater Sioux Falls, South Dakota area, with compassionate care for cats, dogs, small exotic mammals, and reptiles.

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  • Worked in various clinics, including equine, mixed animal, and ER
  • Served in the United States Department of Agriculture as a public health veterinarian
  • Founded Home Vet, which expanded to become Vital Animal Veterinary Clinic in March 2023


  • University of Missouri in 2013


  • Traditional as well as alternative and holistic veterinary care


  • Harrisburg, SD

Articles Reviewed by Dr. Coder

why your cat is meowing nonstop

Why Is My Cat Meowing So Much: 9 Common Reasons for Excessive Meowing

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how to stop your cat from peeing on the bed

Why Does My Cat Pee on My Bed? 5 Causes and Solutions

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natural cat hairball remedies

The Best Cat Hairball Remedy: 12 Solutions That Really Work

Is your cat coughing up hairballs? Here are 10 natural cat hairball remedies that really...
Here's how to tell if your cat is bored and what you can do to fix it.

Is My Cat Bored? 6 Tell-Tail Signs of Cat Boredom and How to Fix It

Do cats get bored? You bet your whiskers they do! Discover 5 cat behaviors that...
how to say i love you to your cat

How to Tell Your Cat You Love Them in 15 Ways

Once you learn your cat's love language, you can easily say I love you to...
how to stop your dog from peeing in the house

How to Stop Your Dog from Peeing in the House

Is your dog peeing in the house? Here's why it could be happening and 7...
how to end your dog's urine marking

How to Stop a Dog from Marking in the House for Good

Urine marking is a behavioral issue, not caused by poor housebreaking or needing to urinate...
how to get rid of your dog's bad breath

How to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Bad Breath

Does your dog's bad breath make him smell like he just ate from a litter...
what it means when your dog vomits

Everything You Need to Know About Your Dog Vomiting

No one likes to see their precious pup feeling poorly, but it’s important to know...

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