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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

Staff

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 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 complete an internship with Hollywood … 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: 2013
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Susan Vaughn, DVM

Dr. Susan Vaughn is from Tampa, Florida. She received her undergrad (BA in Psychology) at University of Tampa and graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is preventive care — from puppy … Continue reading

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

Employee Since: 2015
Find them at: Cat Doctors, North Bay

Laura Savarese, DVM

Dr. Laura 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 … 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

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 2004
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Amber Trammell, Hospital Manager

Amber is originally from Storm Lake, IA and moved to Florida in 2000.  She joined The Cat Doctors team in 2004 as a technician and became the hospital manager in 2008.  She has 2 dogs, 1 cat and a turtle.  Her hobbies include going to the … Continue reading

Employee Since: 2010
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Kelly Bennardo, CVT

Kelly grew up in Michigan and moved to Florida in 1980.  Kelly joined our team in August of 2010.  She graduated from SPC with a Veterinary Technology Degree and obtained her CVT in June 1997, she has worked as a … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 2012
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Gina Shaw

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 joined the practice in July of 2012 … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals | Tampa, FL

Employee Since: 2014
Find them at: Cat Doctors

Jennifer Kapusta

Jennifer is originally from Michigan and moved to Florida in 2014. She has been a licensed technician since 2002. She has experience working in general veterinary medicine emergency medicine and internal medicine.