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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.
Dr. Graves is a board certified internal medicine specialist. He is an internationally recognized clinician, scholar, and educator. Prior to joining us, he served as Dean and Professor of Internal Medicine at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Arizona. Prior to his position in Arizona, he was a professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he met and mentored Dr. Norrell. A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Graves completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University, a small animal internal medicine residency at Michigan State University, and a PhD in pharmacology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Graves’s scholarly work has focused on basic and clinical endocrinology, and has been funded by the American Animal Hospital Association Foundation, the Feline Winn Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Graves has received numerous teaching awards, including the Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Campus-wide Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois. He has lectured at universities and conferences throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Europe, and has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Morris Animal Foundation and the Found Animals Foundation.
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 ticketing 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.
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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 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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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??")
Church was recently adopted from AWL after the passing of Dusty and Rory. Dr. Norrell decided that we would continue our tradition of adopting older cats with special needs. He fit right in and is feeling so much better after getting his medications regulated. He has not been assigned a job at the hospital as of yet. He is enjoying his retirement and has a special interest in bananas (filled with catnip).
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.