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 at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey, Dr. Lassett returned to the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Lassett is Board Certified in Canine and Feline Practice and his areas of special interest include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, oncology, diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, dermatology and cardiology.
Dr. Lassett has held board positions with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Society. He enjoys fishing, boating, and spending time with his dog and cat.
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 complete an internship with Hollywood Animal and Emergency Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She spends her free time with her husband fishing and boating. She also happens to make the most amazing chocolate chip cookies! They share their home with their 2 poodle’s Dallas and Teddy and 2 cats Romeo and Figaro.
Dr. Haworth is originally from the Orlando area. He enjoys working with The Tampa Bay Vets family because of the awesome Doctors and staff. He attended Florida State University and University of Florida. He minored in Math and Chemistry. He received his B.S. in Biology and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Haworth spends his time fishing, sailing, and enjoying most things aquatic. He loves spending time with his wife and son and their friends and family. He has 2 very cute dogs and an adorable cat. His goals are to spend quality time with his family (especially his wife and son). He also strives (and succeeds in our opinion) to provide high quality Veterinary care with a personal touch. He also happens to have the very best “Dad jokes”.
Dr. Chris Ludlow is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He established Veterinary Internal Medicine Diagnostics with a commitment to providing the highest quality internal medicine for pets and personalized service.
Dr. Ludlow earned his DVM with honors from Kansas State University in 1986. After graduation he worked in a busy small animal general practice in southern California for five years. He then returned to the KSU and completed a combined internal medicine/small animal clinical nutrition residency and Masters Degree program under Dr. David Williams.
Upon completion of his internal medicine residency, Dr. Ludlow then spent an additional year establishing a clinical nutrition service at KSU. After finishing his clinical nutrition training, Dr. Ludlow joined the internal medicine faculty at KSU for one and a half years before going into private specialty medicine at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Kansas City in where he served as a staff internist with this group of nine specialists for 6 years.
Dr. Ludlow has more than 16 years of experience in ultrasound and endoscopy in university and referral hospital settings. He practices at 4 of our Tampa locations.
Dr. Connolly is one of wonderful Veterinarians here at The Cat Doctors. She is originally from Orlando, Florida. Dr. Connolly received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of South Florida in 2015. She graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She really enjoys animal behavior, animal nutrition, Dentistry, ophthalmology, and Parasitology.
Dr. Connolly joined our family because she wanted to be part of a team that supports each other and cares for their patients like family. It is very important to her to create a stress-free environment for her clients and their pets, while providing quality medicine.
When Dr. Connolly isn’t caring for her patients, you can find her gardening, painting, and spoiling her three cats (Hiccup, Nova [pictured], and Ike [her bottle-fed baby].) Hiccup and Nova were two very lucky kitties who Dr. Connolly rescued from St. Kitts, where she ran the TNR program. Dr. Connolly also spends her time with Mabel the hamster, and her fish. She is the youngest of three siblings. Her family lives in Orlando and Maryland.
Dr. Connolly would like to continue her work with a TNR program, where she plans to spend her free time volunteering at a local rescue as a Veterinarian.
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 comfort of our own hospital while maintaining direct contact with our clients and primary care for patients. Mobile surgical services are available six days a week (Monday through Saturday). Emergency surgical services are available seven days a week, including evenings and weekends.
Dr. Norden is one of our Associate Veterinarians here at The Cat Doctors. She is originally from Hilliard, Florida. She joined our team because she loved our client focused care, the quality of medicine practiced, because she loves cats, and enjoys being around other cat lovers.
Dr. Norden received a Biology degree at Berry College in Rome, Georgia and graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also Fear-Free certified.
In her free-time she enjoys cooking for her friends and family, gardening, trying our new restaurants, golfing, and watching the Bucs or Lightning play. She loves fitness and worked throughout college at her campus fitness center and used to be a Zumba instructor.
Dr. Norden is interested in Primary Care, Ultrasonography, and Internal medicine.
She and her husband Mitchell married in October 2019. They share their home with her four cats. Mako is a 5-year-old red tabby who loves modeling for photos. Remora is a 6-year-old long haired brown tabby who is obsessed with feather wand toys. Marlin is a 3-year-old red tabby, and Marcel a 1-year-old domestic short hair are her foster fails who love getting into trouble together.
She looks forward to working with this amazing company, joining the Tampa community, and building client relationships. In her next few years, she hopes to advance her knowledge in dentistry, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
Dr. Farrow is one of our Associate Veterinarians here at The Cat Doctors. She is originally from Auburn, Alabama. She has always loved cats and realized her passion for feline medicine during her clinical year. Dr. Farrow completed her undergrad at Florida Southern College. She then moved on to Veterinary school at Auburn University. She is currently working towards her MPH from the University of Minnesota.
When Dr. Farrow is not caring for her patients, you can find her running. She has completed a marathon in 12 states. She wants to run a marathon in every state by the time she is 50.
She shares her home with her cat Luxo, a 9-year-old black domestic short hair, and Figment, a 3-month-old Italian Greyhound. And she is the oldest of 4 siblings!
Dr. Farrow’s goal is to provide the highest quality medicine and care to her patients.
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 a veterinary hospital in Plant City, FL, and from 1993 to 2000 worked as an emergency and day-time veterinary technician. Since 1995, she has served our four hospital group, as our Practice Administrator. Cassy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in 1998. Residing in Valrico, Florida, Cassy shares her home with her husband, her 2 children, her cat, Gordy and her dog, Dolly Brown. Her interests are client advocacy, team building, physical rehabilitation, communication, and compliance. Cassy’s hobbies include reading, outdoor activities and her family. Cassy has been a member of the VHMA since 2001 and served on their Board of Directors for 2 years. Cassy earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) designation in 2005 and her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) designation in 2008. She was the co-chair of the Bay Area Managers Network Group in Tampa for 10 years and is a past adjunct professor for Webster Veterinary University.
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. Kelly worked in an all cat veterinary hospital prior to working here, and that is what she loves about The Cat Doctors. Kelly attended Saint Petersburg College for her Veterinary Technician Certificate. She has an adorable Boston Terrier named Miles, and a spunky calico kitty named Rey. She enjoys reading, playing with her dog Miles and cycling.
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 Technology at Saint Petersburg College. Gina joined the Tampa Bay Veterinary Group in July of 2012. She has always held a strong passion for animals and is especially devoted to her career. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and three cats.
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 really enjoys spending time with her very large family and going out with her friends. She has one adorable Pitbull named Judy, and four sweet kitties (Ringo, Harrison, Opal, and Holly). She enjoys attending community events, watching Netflix, and renovating her home. She is planning a family as well. She has always been an animal lover and loves living in Tampa.
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 Tampa Police Department Academy. She is a certified dog trainer. Alayna’s hobbies are napping, Memes, and Scary Movies. She has a Husky named Titan and an adorable pup named Little Man A.K.A. Trippy. Her mom lives locally and her brother is in the Air Force. She would like to learn how to cook, and adopt more dogs.
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 has four cats: Otter, Moo Moo, Quincy and Link. She lives with her boyfriend of 8 years, William. Her goals are to continue her education and technical knowledge.
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, shopping, going to the movies, and playing video games. She has three kitties named Garfield, Jack and Oreo. She has a ½ brother. Jessica would like to become a veterinarian.
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 and she really enjoys working at The Cat Doctors. She is currently enrolled at Saint Petersburg College. She is working on becoming a certified veterinary technician. Patience enjoys going to the beach and playing with her pets. She has five kitties named Baxter, Anthony, Sophia, Littles and Oliver. She is the second oldest of her 4 siblings. Her goals are to purchase a home and become a certified Veterinary Technician.
Amanda is our fabulous Client Care Coordinator at The Cat Doctors. She is originally from New Mexico. She loves animals and helping people. She earned her associates degree in Business Administration and has transferred to St. Petersburg College to start her Bachelors program. Amanda enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. She is the youngest of seven siblings. She has two dogs named Copper and Penny.
Amanda looks forward to continuing her education and growing in our practice.
Holly is one of our wonderful technicians here at The cat Doctors. Working with animals is her passion. When she is not at work, Holly enjoys reading, camping, discussing memes, and playing Pokemon. She shares her home with her handsome kitty Pip and her beautiful pup Leia. Her goal is to become a CVT.
Jennifer is one of our awesome client care team members here at The Cat Doctors. She is originally from Palm Beach Florida. She loves caring for cats. She enjoys helping clients feel at ease when they are entrusting us with the care of their loved ones. She attended Palm Beach State College where she earned her AA in Business. She enjoys traveling, coffee, photography, cars, and true crime. She and her husband share their home with their yellow lab Trooper, their chocolate lab Raudi, Her kitties Kiki, and Kitten cat, along with their foster kitty Luna (who is looking for her forever home). Her goal is to travel Latvia, volunteer more, and to concentrate on self care.
Joanne is one of our wonderful technicians here at The Cat Doctors. She grew up in Missouri, and moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She loves working with all animals, but has a special love and gentle touch for cats. She is especially interested in dental imaging, ultrasounds, and surgeries. She attended The Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology, where she earned her associates in Veterinary Technology. Joanne enjoys art, reading, plants, and The Aquarium. She has four cats and a shrimp aquarium. Her parents and four of her sisters live local, leaving one sister to still visit in Missouri. She fits right in here at The Cat Doctors.
Patricia Young is a fantastic addition to our Cat Doctors family. She wears many hats at our practice. Patty is a Certified Veterinary Technician, as well as one of our awesome Client Care Team Members.
She was born in Illinois, but has spent the last 34 years living in the beautiful state of Colorado.
She loves being a part of our awesome team, and her role of helping to keep animals happy and healthy.
Patty earned her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado.
When patty isn’t working you can find her on the beach, camping, or drag racing with her friends and family.
Patty and her husband share their home with their two dogs, 7 cats, a guinea pig, a parakeet, and a Red Eared slider. Between the two of them they also have 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
Jill Tremblay is one of our wonderful veterinary Technicians here at The Cat Doctors. She was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Portland, Oregon.
She moved to Florida for the sunshine, beaches, and palm trees.
She recently spent her time working at The Pet Resource Center where she fell in love working with and helping animals. So much so, that she wanted to work more closely with animals and joined our team.
Jill’s goal is to enroll at Penn Foster to earn her CVT. She always gives her all, and her career with the Tampa Bay Animal Hospital Group is no exception. Jill is a wonderful addition to our family who excels at every aspect of her job.