Nursing Staff

Our work is made possible by a proficient team of animal health technologists (analogous to RNs), care coordinators, hospital managers, and animal caretakers, who work specifically with cats because we love them.

Alyssa (manager)

Alyssa

Alyssa grew up with cats as well as many other pets, and currently has two adorable kitties of her own. She has always had a loyal devotion to animals, but has developed a special love for cats over the years. She began her veterinary experience working at an animal emergency center and also has years of experience in the pet food and wellness industry. She cat sits as often as she can, and began working with Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center for the opportunity to work alongside a wonderful team and fine tune her feline husbandry skills. She dedicates herself to providing tender loving care to every cat who stays in our facility, and never misses an opportunity to gain a new feline friend.

Dorian

Dorian was raised with a semi-feral cat, who he spent his first eighteen years of life befriending. During this time he developed an affinity for more sensitive kitties, and an appreciation for their complexity and special needs. In early 2020 he brought this passion for feline husbandry and an interest in veterinary medicine to the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center, and has loved every minute since! He enjoys tabletop games, fantasy novels and spending time with his partner and their three cats.

Miranda

Miranda has been with us since early 2014. She grew up in Vancouver, WA and joined the U.S. Air Force after high school. After the military, she worked as a community service coordinator and animal care technician at a local animal shelter. She realized her passion for education and feline medicine working in cat examinations, and instructing groups of young community service volunteers. In 2008, she obtained an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and officially became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After college, she began working for a day practice, and eventually made the switch to an emergency veterinary hospital, where she stayed for the next 6 years. During that time, both of her cats were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and were successfully treated at our Tacoma facility. Having a personal interest in feline hyperthyroidism and a special fondness for senior cats, we are happy to have Miranda leading our Tacoma team. 

Kathy

Kathy was born with a love for animals that she nurtured throughout her life.  Through the years, she has had a variety of pets, including cats, dogs, fish, and a number of small animals. She has nursed them through multiple diseases, from minor injuries and ailments to bone cancer.  After retiring from military service, Kathy was offered and readily accepted a position in a full-service and emergency animal hospital.  In 2017, she was presented a position in our Tacoma facility working hands-on with the patients.  Her priority is making the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible for the kitties in treatment; and particularly loves when they talk to her while caring for them.

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