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 (practice manager)
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, especially the notably “spicy” cats, and never misses an opportunity to gain a new feline friend.
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 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.
I wanted to drop you and everyone at FHTC a note to let you know that Byron (the PAWS™ kitty FHTC treated pro bono earlier this year) was adopted last month! Even better, he... read moreByron
Ripley (kitty) and I just wanted to thank Dr Vaughan and the whole staff for your great service and care. You were all great to work with, and communicated well with us! Ripley left... read moreKali & Ripley
Will & Grace found me in 1999 when they were four weeks old. They were born near in a parking lot off Highway 99. They are twins and do everything together. This year they celebrated their... read moreWill, Grace, and Hunter
Pox's Story Does it make sense to treat hyperthyroid in a fourteen-year-old, mostly outdoor cat? That’s what we were asking ourselves in the summer of 2013. Pox let me know his opinion by following me... read morePox
We want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts in looking after our Samson's well being. You took the initiative of a problem we were not aware was even present. We are very, very... read moreSamson
Port Townsend, WA
Three months ago my 13 year old kitty Miss Fanny spent three days in the care of Dr. Vaughan and the staff. Before treatment she had been losing weight, getting more lethargic and her... read moreMiss Fanny
You took care of our Nina Kitty and it was like she found the Fountain of Youth! At age twelve, she had been slowly losing weight and getting a bit more "yowly" but we... read moreNina
Great place. They were so good to my kitty who was really scared. He seems to be completely cured. read more
Dr. Vaughan; Kathy; Miranda; and anyone who was involved in treating and caring for Tigger. Just wanted you to see the life Tigger is leading because of your excellent care on this upcoming anniversary... read morePepper
Hello! Just wanted to let you know Rio Blanco is doing great! As soon as we got home he started emptying the bowls of food! I haven't even opened the anti-nausea or the... read morePatrick and Rio
Monty is 12 years old. Dr. Vaughan had been monitoring Monty’s thyroid over the years and identified that he was borderline for hyperthyroidism. After discussing his overall appearance, behavior and appetite, we decided that... read moreMonty
My family has had Lila since she was a kitten. She is turning 15 in October, I was only 10 when we got her. I moved away as an adult for a few years... read moreLila
They are very personable, professional, and knowledgeable about their very specialized practice. If you have a cat with thyroid issues, I highly recommend this clinic. read moreBecky
As a member of an animal rescue organization on Vashon Island (VIPP), as well as being a chronic cat owner, I've had many opportunities to visit the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center. Over the past... read morePiro Kramar. Vashon Island Pet Protectors
Vashon Island, WA
Princess started losing weight and after checking with the vet she was confirmed as being Hyperthyroid. After Approximately 13 months of of a paste-like med applied to the ears, switching from left to right... read more
My cat was diagnosed as hyperthyroid when she was 10. We had her treated as soon as she was diagnosed and I was glad it was found early. I didn’t really give the thyroid... read moreSavannah
Thanks to Dr Faythe Vaughan, and her kind staff in Shoreline and Tacoma for giving us at least 5 extra, good quality, years with our buddy, Rocky! He was a rescue cat to begin with, and his good... read moreRocky