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Cat Doctors (South Tampa)

3221 W. Azeele St. Tampa, FL 33609 (View map)

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Our Pebble Creek and North Bay locations are open Sundays from 10 am - 6 pm

Team Members & Colleagues

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 1987
Find them at: All Creatures, Cat Doctors, Temple Terrace, Pebble Creek, North Bay

Link V Welborn , DVM, DABVP, CCRT

Dr. Welborn was the valedictorian of his 1976 graduating class from King High School here in Tampa and as a President’s Scholar, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida. Dr. Welborn graduated with honors from the … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 1987
Find them at: All Creatures, Cat Doctors, North Bay

Timothy Lassett, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Lassett is a native of Tampa. He attended the University of Florida receiving a bachelors degree in microbiology in 1978 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1982. After completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery … Continue reading

Employee Since: 1997
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Christine Simon, DVM (Medical Director)

Dr. Simon is our Medical Director who joined our team in 1997. Dr. Simon is originally from the south Florida area and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Simon went on to … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2013
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Susan Vaughn, DVM

Dr. Susan Vaughn is a Tampa Native and one of our wonderful Associate Veterinarians. She has attended the University of Tampa for her BA in Psychology and the University of Florida for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vaughn enjoys … Continue reading

Dr. Laura Savarese | North Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 2015
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Laura Savarese, DVM

Dr. Savarese grew up in the Clearwater, Florida area. She was a Certified Veterinary Technician for many years before her passion for excellence in patient care led her to further her veterinary education. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology … Continue reading

dr-burns

Employee Since: 2018
Find them at: All Creatures, Cat Doctors, Temple Terrace, Pebble Creek, North Bay

Colby Burns, DVM

Dr. Colby Burns, a board-certified surgeon at North Tampa Veterinary Specialists, provides specialized orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic and emergency surgical services to small animal veterinary practitioners. This service allows our veterinarians the ability to offer advanced surgical services in the … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 2011
Find them at: Cat Doctors, North Bay

Chris Smithson, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Chris Smithson attended Auburn University, graduating with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Animal and Dairy Science in 1999. He stayed at Auburn University for veterinary school, and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2002. Dr. … Continue reading

Employee Since: 1995
Find them at: All Creatures, Cat Doctors, Temple Terrace, Pebble Creek, North Bay

Cassandra Timken, CVPM, CCRA

Raised on a working horse ranch Cassy has always had a strong love for all animals and a desire to improve the human-animal bond. She began working in the veterinary field at the age of 15 as an assistant in … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2010
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Kelly Bennardo, CVT – Hospital Manager

Kelly is originally from Altamonte Springs, Florida. She has a husband named John and two brothers and one sister. Kelly has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years. She has been with The Cat Doctors since August of 2010. … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2013
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Gina Shaw, CVT – Assistant Hospital Manager

Gina was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Hillsborough Community College in May of 2012 earning an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. She achieved her certification soon after graduating. She is currently pursuing a B.A.S. in Veterinary … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2015
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Jay Contes – Client Care Coordinator

Jay has worked at The Cat Doctors since March of 2015. She is married and lives in Seminole Heights. She has attended the University of South Florida. She joined The Cat Doctors team because of her love of cats. She … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2015
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Alayna Macintosh – Pet Resort Coordinator

Alayna is one of our wonderful technicians that has been working with Cat Doctors since October 2015. She has always lived in Tampa. She loves animals and working at The Cat Doctors. She has attended Hillsborough Community College and the … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2015
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Samantha Schmitt – Patient Care Coordinator

Samantha is one of our Veterinary Technicians. She is from Tampa, Florida. Sam loves working with cats and making connections with people. Sam has attended Hillsborough Community College. She enjoys reading, hiking, watching shows, playing video games and sleeping. She … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2016
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Laura Hencoski

Laura is one of our fabulous veterinary technicians. She is originally from Seminole, Florida but she lives in Tampa. She chose to work at the Cat Doctors because “Cats are life”. Laura has attended Saint Petersburg College. She would like … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2016
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Jessica Laird

Jessica is one of our wonderful Veterinary technicians. She is originally from New Jersey but she lives in Tampa now. Jessica attended the University of Tampa and she has a B.S. in Biology and Psychology. She enjoys comic books, bowling, … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Patience Grodotz

Patience is one of our awesome Veterinary Technicians. She was born in Florida, but she lived most of her life in Arizona. She moved back to Florida when she was 21. She has worked in an all cat hospital before … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Jasmine Pierola

Jasmine is one of our awesome Client Care team members. She is originally from Tampa, Florida. She began working at The Cat Doctors for the experience. She is currently attending Hillsborough Community College and will make her transition to University … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Amanda Eighinger

Amanda is one of our fabulous Client Care team Members. She was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She loves animals and helping people. She is currently enrolled at Hillsborough Community College working on her Associates degree. Amanda enjoys watching movies … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Christina Sheckler

Christina is one of our wonderful Client Care team members. She is originally from Boston. She used to work at a pet shelter and she loves cats. She has attended Pitzer College and Boston University. She has her B.A. in … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Holly Foster

Holly is one of our amazing Pet Resort team members. She is originally from Tampa, Florida. Holly is just beginning her long career with animals. She enjoys camping, reading, and obstacle course 5Ks. She has one hound mix dog named … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2017
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Dawn Desiano

Dawn is one of our amesome Pet Resort Team members. She is originally from New Hampshire. She really enjoys caring for cats. Her hobbies include going for rides on one of her husband’s motorcycles and reading. She has one very … Continue reading