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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.



Teresa began working with the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center in 1994 while simultaneously working at the sister clinic, Cats Exclusive. She moved to Seattle from California where she worked in a general veterinary practice for 5 years. She jumped at the chance to work at a feline-specific practice and has enjoyed her career in feline medicine. In 1998 she received her BS degree in Zoology from the University of Washington, focusing on animal behavior. In February 2013, Teresa began working full time with the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center as a nurse and assistant to Dr. Vaughan. She has a special affinity for geriatric cats (she enjoys her own 2 older cats!) and strives to make them as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay.



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.

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