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Dr. Norrell, BS, BS Vet Med, DVM, CFV
Dr. Norrell grew up in Central Illinois. She received her first Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois; a second Bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine and her DVM from the University of Illinois. After graduation, she practiced emergency and critical care in South Florida. She returned to Illinois in 2009 for a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine where she developed and implemented their primary care program before opening her own private practice in Urbana, Illinois. She moved back to South Florida in 2018 to begin work on her state of the art CATS ONLY hospital. She has a special interest in feline internal medicine, endocrinology, emergency and critical care as well as the One Health Initiative. As a member of the AAFP Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council, Dr. Norrell has been recognized as a veterinarian who has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of illness in cats through a thorough medical history and physical examination. Additionally, as a cat specialist, she understands that many behavior problems are a consequence of feline stress or illness. Dr. Norrell is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian through the AAFP.
Tim is Dr. Norrell's husband and co-owner of the practice. He is an animal lover and supports the cat friendly mission. You will see Tim working in many capacities at the practice from assisting in care and treatment to management duties. Tim has a strong medical background and has served as an EMT in Sarasota county.
Darla grew up on a tropical fish farm in Tampa where she watched and helped the veterinarian who came to the farm take care of the animals. She attended school to become an accountant, but found that her true calling was veterinary medicine. After some life changes, Darla relocated to Bradenton where she met a local veterinarian at her church who asked her to join his practice. Twenty three years later, Darla's kids were all grown and she was ready to buy her first house. She moved to Port Charlotte and met Dr. Norrell when she needed care for her own cat. She was working at a practice in Sarasota but wanted something a little closer and as you can see by her photo, she is a crazy cat lady so she was a purrfect fit for a cats only hospital.
Jennifer has always loved animals - especially the furry friends of the world. For the last several years, she has been assisting humans as a sales and ticking associate for a few different minor league baseball teams and really enjoyed it. When she had an opportunity to apply her great people skills to help those with her pets, she found her true calling. Jennifer has been working as a CSR in the veterinary field since 2019.
From a young age, Tiffanie knew she wanted to work with animals. In high school, she enrolled in a veterinary assistant program where she completed three years of study and a one year internship. She has been working as a CVA since 2017. Tiffanie is passionate about helping those in need and continues to expand her knowledge base. When you ask Tiffanie about veterinary medicine she says "I love that no matter how long I'm in this field of work, there will always be something new to learn whether it's something new in medicine itself or a new technique. If someone were to ask me what I would want to do other than be a veterinary assistant, I would simply say nothing because I couldn't imagine doing anything else." Tiffanie loves all animals, but her favorite furry friend is the feline kind! Tiffanie is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional through the AAFP
Pam has lived in the area for over 30 years. She has two human kiddos and a husband who is a Lieutenant with the fire department. Her veterinary adventure started in 1992. She started from the ground up working first in the kennels, advancing to assistant and then to technician. In 2008, Pam graduated from St. Petersburg College with an AS degree in Veterinary Technology and in 2009, she became a CVT (certified veterinary technician). In addition to being a certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional through the AAFP, she is also level 3 Fear Free Certified. In addition to providing comfort to your cat during exams with the doctor, Pam is also a dental technician, surgical nurse and anesthesia technician. She enjoys client education, especially in the area of diabetic management.
Kendra has always been involved with animals. Growing up in Ohio on a farm, she knew from an early age that a career working with animals was her passion. She fell in love with Florida back in 2010 when she completed an internship at Mote Marine Laboratory in the animal rehabilitation department caring for sick and injured marine animals. She moved to Florida permanently after completing her bachelors of science and started her career in veterinary medicine in 2012. Kendra is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP) through the American Association of Feline Practitioners. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two children and absolutely loves going camping or anything involving nature.
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Dusty was our first clinic cat joining use only two months after opening. His exact age was not known, but he was a senior boy. He was at the shelter where he had broken his leg and underwent a hind limb amputation. I visited the shelter looking to adopt a clinic cat and found Dusty healing from his amputation. Dusty hadn't really wanted to move or eat for the three days prior to his adoption. I saw him and immediately knew he was the one. We nursed him to health and he loved his new place. He was provided with more soft beds than he knew what to do with. Dusty was diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and after a short battle, we had to make the humane but difficult decision to let him go. He left his foot prints deep in our hearts - especially Dr. Norrell who was especially bonded with this loving, appreciative boy.
Rory came to us when the shelter called to get his records after a previous client relinquished him. His exact age isn't know but he was a senior cat. Rory had hind limb paresis (he couldn't use his back legs well). He had been a frequent boarder with us and we couldn't bear the thought of him in the shelter as he required extra love and care due to his hind limb issues and trouble getting into his litterbox easily. Rory settled in quickly and loved his life here at the clinic. Rory developed fluid in his chest cavity and with heavy hearts, we had to let him go. He will live in our hearts forever.