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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.
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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 for the past three years. 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
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Knikki initially pursued a career in cosmetology but discovered that veterinary medicine is her true calling. She strives to make a difference in the lives of animals by providing them with the very best care and treats all of her patients as if they are her own. Knikki has a strong work ethic and strives to continually expand her knowledge in the veterinary field. She has previously worked as an assistant in small animal primary care and neurology. When not at work, Knikki has a full schedule caring for her two human children AND her fur kids.
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Bug is a purrrveyor of the highest quality organic catnip on the market and she's not kitten around. All patients purrrchasing catnibas must have their medical meowijuana card for her review. Bug is licensed to distribute Meowijuana brand catnip. (Note...contains NO THC or CBD and not for human consumption - Bug says "cuz DUH!..Why would you smoke catnip??")
Dusty came to us with over 40 years of experience (cat years). He has a long list of achievements but most impressive is catching the red dot. His contract had a few strings attached (he played with them for hours). Some of Dusty’s strengths include:
*Thinking outside the box – it’s his – he poops in it.
*Staying on top of the paperwork (literally)
*Ensuring safety in the workplace (it only takes nine mistakes to ruin a life).
When not working, he enjoys listening to meowsic while snacking on Greenies (his favorite song is Three Blind Mice), napping and eating.