cat friendly practice
fear free certified professionals
Dr. Susan was raised in Lawton, OK and attended Oklahoma State University for undergraduate and veterinary school. She graduated with a DVM in May 2001 and moved to Fort Worth to practice medicine at The Cat's Meow. She has always had a particular interest in kitties and was looking for a feline-only hospital. January 2014 Dr. Susan purchased The Cat's Meow Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Bean, who retired after owning The Cat's Meow from 2001-2013. Dr. Susan's husband, Nathan, is a CPA and is working as practice manager at The Cat's Meow. They have three cats; Mouse, who was born in 2013, and Mimosa and Biscuits, who were born in 2015. Dr. Susan enjoys gardening, fitness, cooking, board games, and trying new restaurants. She and Nathan love to travel (especially to the Caribbean) and experience life to the fullest. Dr. Susan is interested in recycling, using sustainable, renewable resources, and trying to preserve nature.
Originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma, Nathan met Dr. Susan through a mutual friend while she was in Stillwater during veterinary school. Nathan is a CPA with a special interest in managerial accounting (he's also a cat lover). He is practice manager at The Cat's Meow and takes care of all the non-medical aspects of running a business, allowing Dr. Susan to fully focus on her patients. Nathan enjoys travel, wine, racquetball, puzzles, games, escape rooms, and learning new skills (he has taken piano lessons, Spanish lessons, parkour classes, and various other activities). Nathan passed his level 1 sommelier exam in 2015 and enjoys teaching others about wine!
Dr. Loupe was born and raised outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University for undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating with a DVM in May 2015. Dr. Loupe’s desire to practice feline medicine led her and her husband, Paul, to move to Fort Worth and join the team at The Cat’s Meow as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Loupe enjoys spending time with her pets, training her dog in agility, dabbling in photography, and watching sports with her husband, especially football. Her family consists of three cats, Fry, Olive, and Gimli, and a dog named Arwen.
Dr. Loupe has been with The Cat's Meow since 2015.
Dr. Irving was born and raised in Orange, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate and veterinary school. She has always had an interest in cats and dedicated her elective rotations in veterinary school to learning more about feline medicine. After graduating in May 2017, she worked at a feline only clinic in Wisconsin before returning to her native Texas to work at The Cat’s Meow as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Irving enjoys reading science fiction books, knitting, spinning, growing vegetables, and eating good food in her spare time. She lives with one Siamese diva named Princess Juno Whiskers Fuzzybottom.
Dr. Irving has been with The Cat's Meow since 2019.
Dr. Cassidy was born and raised in the DFW metroplex. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 and then attended veterinary school in Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon graduation in 2022 Dr. Cassidy started her career in a small animal practice in Galveston, Texas. She is excited to join the Cat's Meow and pursue her lifelong dream of working exclusively with cats. In her free time Dr. Cassidy enjoys hiking, playing video games, and playing the ukulele. Dr. Cassidy shares her home with her husband, two cats - Smeagol and Precious, and two dogs - Nimbus and Luna.
Dr. Cassidy has been with the Cats Meow since 2023.
Before joining our team, Missy had worked in the veterinary field for around 5 years. She started out wanting to work with animals and was employed at a clinic helping in the kennels. From there, she was transferred to the reception area. We happened upon Missy after she had moved to the Fort Worth area and was at a part-time job outside of the veterinary field. We met her and decided she would fit in, and we are certainly glad she joined our team. She has been fantastic taking care of our front office.
As receptionist, Missy is often the first person our clients speak to on the phone and in the clinic. She stays very busy answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, and acting as liaison between owners and doctors or staff. She organizes numerous charts and forms, sends and receives faxes (lab results, medical records, etc.), and takes care of written and oral reminders (for clients and our team members). There are so many miscellaneous tasks we ask her to do that there is not enough room here to list them all! Missy is great at remaining calm and friendly and professional even when she is very busy, and she provides a stable foundation by taking care of the many front desk responsibilities consistently, efficiently, and completely.
Her main goal in life is to be happy. She has a wonderful fiance, Scott, and shares a home with 2 cats, a dog, and two finches. She collects things with dragonflies and Dallas Cowboys. She likes fashion, celebrity news, and loves being outside. Outdoor activities (swimming, camping, road trips, etc) are what she prefers. She loves to vacation in Mexico. Her life certainly sounds happy...hopefully she's living her goal!
Missy has been with The Cat's Meow since 2006.
Born in Illinois, Kris finally made it to Texas, where it is hot and sunny, like she prefers. She enjoys flower gardening, riding motorcycles, and just being out in the sunshine. Her absolute favorite thing to do, though, is to curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cup of flavored coffee, and a kitty (or 2 or 3 or...) Add a crackling fire in cool weather, and she's in heaven! Aside from staying busy with those activities and work, she enjoys church and spending time with her pets. She currently has several cats, several dogs, and a parrot. She collects anything and everything to do with cats (even cats themselves!)
Professionally, Kris is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has joined us already armed with knowledge and skills. She has worked at various veterinary hospitals as well as a veterinary emergency hospital, but she is very excited about limiting her time to only working with cats (her true passion). She is using her skills as nurse in the exam rooms as well as helping during surgery and caring for the boarding and hospitalized kitties. She will TRULY pamper your pet during its stay at The Cat's Meow!
Kris is very personable and laid-back. You will have no trouble talking her her about your kitty's health care (or just generally talking).
Kris has been with The Cat's Meow since 2007.
Emily was born in Murfreesboro, TN and raised in the small town of Smyrna, Tennessee. After graduating from Motlow State Community College she decided to move to Texas to be with her now husband, Jason, to build a new life together. Emily has always had an interest in the medical field due to her familial background in nursing, and she has a big place in her heart for cats. One of her passions is to provide as much love and care for any kitty she meets as if it were one of her own. Emily loves spending her free time with her husband and two "fur babies," Chance and Harley. She loves to cook and bake as well as try new foods, listen to music (and maybe sing when no one is listening), and a passion for drawing. Oh, and she is probably one of the biggest videogame nerds you will ever meet!
Emily has been with The Cat's Meow since 2019.
Megan is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, but moved to Fort Worth in the beginning of 2019 when her husband was stationed here. She came across The Cat’s Meow when she was exploring the area and was so excited to see a cat-only clinic. Although she loves all animals, there has always been a special pawprint in her heart for cats.
When Megan isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cross-stitching and other various crafty things, playing video games and geocaching. Her family also consists of 5 cats and a handful of chickens!
Megan has been with The Cat's Meow since 2019.
Holli was a California girl before she became a Texan, but that is only because her dad was stationed at George Airforce base in Victorville, Ca. As a very small child she lived in Spain and attended pre-school. She finally made it back to Texas just in time to start watching the Simpsons in 1987 but she never watched an episode until 2010 when she was dating her now husband, Javi. What is for certain is that she has loved animals all her life. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from UTA in 2000. Holli worked at the Cat’s Meow clinic from 2002-2004 but then she took a detour to study Medical Technology.
In 2020, Holli decided that helping animals in need and advising the humans who care for them was more important to her so she came back to the Cat’s Meow. When not at work or home Holli continues to pursue the art of Dressage with her Andalusian gelding Soleado (aka Leo), feed and care for the herd of kitties that she and her husband live with, and to develop and strengthen her skills in the field of small animal massage.
Holli has been with The Cat's Meow since 2020.
Jon grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. He was a specialist in the Army’s military police. After leaving the military, he was hired at his local drive-through safari park, Wildlife Safari. As a zookeeper at Wildlife Safari, he discovered his love for working with animals. Before joining The Cat’s Meow, Jon worked in the nutrition department of the Fort Worth Zoo. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and their two cats, Towhee and Wren.
Jon has been with The Cat's Meow since 2021.
Marcos was born and raised in Arlington. He was always drawn towards animals and has been working with them in various aspects since 1997. Marcos has experience in shelters, grooming, general practice, and most recently, emergency medicine. He has studied Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College. He lives with his wife Cindy, step-daughter Eryn, and a “few” cats. One of his favorites is a one eared Siamese mix named Evander. Besides family, he loves the ocean and the wildlife that comes with it.
Marcos has been with The Cat's Meow since 2021.
Jacquelyn was born and raised in Fort Worth. She owned a farm caring for over a hundred animals (goats, cows, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, geese, dogs, and cats). Working with animals has always been a dream of hers. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Jacquelyn has been with The Cat's Meow since 2021.
Kelsi is from Fort Worth, Texas and is married to her high school sweetheart. She went to Stephen F. Austin State University and studied communication and public relations. Her love for cats started with her first cat, Sushi; however, she has had a love/passion for helping animals her whole life. In her free time she enjoys hiking on trails, swimming, and spending quality time with her family. She also volunteers for the Humane Society of North Texas, Saving Hope Animal Rescue, and Mutts and Mittens Animal Rescue.
Kelsi has been with The Cat's Meow since 2021.
Shery was born in Florida and raised in Fort Worth, TX. She started out working in education but working with animals is her true passion. She enjoys watching movies, trying new foods, and spending time in church activities with her husband. She also loves being a couch potato with her three rescue fur babies.
Shery has been with The Cat's Meow since 2022.
McKaela was born and raised in Burleson, TX. She always wanted to be a paleontologist, but she thought by the time she became one all of the dinosaurs would be already dug up. Thus, she chose her other great love: animals. She graduated from Blinn Veterinary Technology Program in 2016 and receive her LVT license soon after. She is married Kevin in October0f 2022 and has 4 cats: Annie, Nilla, Mushu, and Mochi. They both love cats and would add more of they could!
McKaela has been with The Cat's Meow since 2023.
Gabby was born in Arlington TX. Her love for cats has been lifelong, with a dream of wanting to work exclusively with cats. Stepping into the vet field 2.5 years ago really ignited that passion, as she found herself bonding with all the cats she met along the way. Nothing drives her more than providing the best care to every patient she sees.
In her free time she enjoys shooting pool with her boyfriend, anything and every thing fish and aquarium related (she is happy to share husbandry tips!), playing Pokémon, and spending time with her 2 cats Manny and Beans.
cat friendly practice
fear free certified professionals
A practice dedicated to feline medicine and surgery to make the life of your feline companions as happy and healthy as possible.contact us
4948 Overton Ridge Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM