Why Choose Cats Only Veterinary Clinic?
We believe that there are many cat owners who desire a higher quality of care for their cats and we are here to meet that demand.
We believe that we can maintain that quality only by continuously improving our skills and knowledge through experience, education, and development.
We strive to personalize our service to both you and the patient. We believe strongly in communication and one of our main goals is to educate you about the needs of your cats, explain our services and fees, and then professionally provide those services.
We understand that our patients are frightened and apprehensive about their experience with us, and we make every effort to put our clients and patients at ease.
No act of kindness is ever too much, goes unnoticed, or is ever unappreciated. We realize that we are in business to serve our clients and patients, without whom we would not exist.
Our Cat Loving Team
Dr. Kate Blair
Dr. Kate Blair is originally from Detroit, Michigan and attended veterinary school at Michigan State University. After graduating in 2012, she worked in Northern Michigan for several years, working with dogs, cats and pocket pets. Dr. Blair found the strongest connection with her feline patients and was thrilled to be able to focus on them exclusively when she joined Cats Only Veterinary Clinic!
In her free time, Dr. Blair enjoys running (especially with her dog beside her!), as well as reading and cooking. She is also learning to speak French. She lives in German Village and shares her home with two feisty and fun kitties, Steve and Tinsel, and her sweet Boxer, Major.
Dr. Ashlie Saffire
Dr. Ashlie Saffire is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she moved back to her hometown of Buffalo, NY. After spending a few years in a mixed practice, Dr. Saffire realized that feline medicine was where she belonged and in 2015 after relocating back to Columbus, Dr. Saffire joined the team at Cats Only.
She resides in Clintonville with her husband Michael (who is also a veterinarian!), her two children Madeline and Mason, their spunky dog ``Little Dog`` and loveable diva cat ``Callie``.
Dr. Cynthia Bowlin
Dr. Cynthia Bowlin is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Feline Specialty. She is also a published contributor and lecturer on clinical topics. In 1988 she established Cats Only Veterinary Clinic - central Ohio's first feline-only practice. Dr. Bowlin has always enjoyed our feline friends and has grown to deeply respect and admire their uniqueness, both in medical terms and in their ever-fascinating personalities.
Andrea hails from the Cleveland area, and came to Columbus in 1992 to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in Agricultural Economics. After working alongside her father and mother, veterinary professionals themselves, for many years, she joined the Cats Only Veterinary Clinic team in 1996 and advanced to the position of Office Manager in 1999. Andrea became a co-owner of the practice in October 2015. She has a passion for building efficient, caring veterinary teams to provide the utmost in client and patient care.
Andrea shares her home with a husband and three cats: Jelly, Lamont, and Grady. If not at Cats Only Veterinary Clinic she can be found at brunch with her sisters or enjoying live music.
Marissa was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived here her entire life. She graduated from Central Crossing High School in Grove City, Ohio. In May 2015, she graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and from Columbus State Community College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She became a licensed veterinary technician in August 2015.
Marissa has two kitties, a 12 year old named Habibi and an 8 year old named Reese. Habibi is a sweet, laid back guy who loves chin rubs and a good canned food feast. Reese is a spritely little guy who loves to play and never ceases to entertain with his antics. She loves them both very much and a day with them is never dull!
Erika grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and ended up in Ohio to be near her grandmother with whom she was very close. Erika attended The Ohio State University, ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree in French. She worked as an Assistant Manager at Walgreens for over 7 years but eventually, her passion for animals drove her to pursue an additional degree in Veterinary Technology at Columbus State Community College.
While a student at OSU, Erika had the great fortune of meeting the loves of her life – two black male kittens from the same litter that she adopted and named Shy and Mischief. Almost 15 years later, they are still the center of her life and bring her constant joy every day. In 2010 Erika brought home Tobie, a little tortoiseshell from Columbus State who had been with the teaching program for over three years. She is very sweet and has made a wonderful addition to the family.
Katie has been with Cats Only Veterinary Clinic since September 2015. She graduated from Stautzenberger Cllege in April 2015 with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and has since moved to Grove City. When Katie is not providing exceptional patient care, she enjoys watching movies with her daughter, fiancé, Nick, her 3 cats, and dog. Katie is ecstatic that her daughter is following in her footsteps with her love of animals, she even told her mom that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up!
Caitlin was born in West Virginia and has lived in a few states throughout her adult life. She currently resides in Columbus with her husband, two cats (Mona and Bubbles), and two dogs (Hank and Brie). Caitlin graduated from in 2012 from Chattanooga State, in Tennessee, with her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Most of Caitlin's veterinary experience is working with felines and she wouldn't have it any other way! She really enjoys working with all of the kitties, especially in surgery. Caitlin is pleased to be a member of the the great team of Cats Only Veterinary Clinic and looks forward to caring for the kitties here for many years to come.
Shannon has lived in Ohio with her family for 19 years. Having known since she was a young child that she was destined to work with animals, she attended Bradford School's Veterinary Technician program here, in Columbus. She graduated in 2014 as Salutatorian of her class and has been working as a Veterinary Technician since. Shannon has always loved cats and crafting and fondly refer to herself as a ``Crazy Cat Lady`` and ``Crafting Junkie``. She is currently owned by 2 cats, Sphinx and Hemmy, who are the loves of her life, and she serves them faithfully. Getting hired to work with the amazing staff at Cats Only Veterinary Clinic has fulfilled Shannon's lifelong dreams of working exclusively with felines and she couldn't be happier. After all, what better place for a self-proclaimed Crazy Cat Lady to be than here? It's paws-itively purr-fect!
Tammy was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. She has always had an undeniable passion for animals and started working with them while in high school. Shortly after joining Cats Only in 2006 she decided to become a registered veterinary technician. She attended Columbus State Community College and received her degree and certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Tammy resides in Gahanna with her husband, daughter, dog and cat and in her free time enjoys photography and dance.
Shan is from Long Island, New York, and has lived in five different states so far! She moved back to Ohio after four years away in late September 2015, and joined the Cats Only team in February 2016. Shan is a certified veterinary assistant and is currently in the first year of school pursuing the goal of becoming a registered veterinary technician. In Shan's spare time she skates with Ohio Roller Derby and rides her horse. Shan enjoys hiking and being outdoors as well as playing guitar and ukulele. Shan has one chubby, black cat named Matilda, and a cattle dog mix named Rocket, who get along very well and bring lots of love into Shan's life!
Jen was born and raised in a small town in Michigan and after graduating from high school, she and her brother moved to Key West, Florida where they attended Florida Keys Community College. While living in Key West, she met her (now) husband of four years, Perry. They've lived in Columbus for almost three years, moving here to be closer to their families. Jen and Perry have two cats, Jack, and Tux, and a golden retriever named Gunner. She always says they’re her 'band of weirdos', and she wouldn’t change a thing about them! Jen is happy and proud to be a part of such a great group here at Cats Only Veterinary Clinic!
Dr. Bob was born in downtown Columbus, Ohio in 2014. He enjoys consulting with the patients, clients and staff of Cats Only Veterinary Clinic on all behavior cases. Dr. Bob considers himself a 'foodie' and is especially fond of eclectic shrimp dishes with sides of Temptations. He looks forward to chats about cats and seafood when you stop in.
Cats Only is the original Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice in Central Ohio, having achieved this designation in 2013.
Cat Friendly Practice designation signifies that a veterinary clinic has proven they have taken specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat’s unique needs, have implemented feline-friendly standards, and have established methods to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment. Veterinary staff have also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat. Cats Only… ensuring your cat a comfortable, professional veterinary experience.