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About us

WE ARE HERE BECAUSE CATS ARE NOT SMALL DOGS

The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor has been serving cats and their people in Palm Harbor and the surrounding area since 1996. Our mission is to give our patients the best possible care, and provide their people with the best possible advice.

 

Our practice is made up of talented veterinary professionals, and a wonderful team of cat whisperers, who are passionate about cats and take care of each cat as if he/she were their own. We invite you to bring your cat in for a check-up and take a tour of our beautiful facility. We have the wellness services you’d like when your cat’s feeling fine, and the emergency services you need when illness or tragedy strikes. We look forward to serving you.

Our Team

Robert A. Marrazzo, DVM

Medical Director

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Being an advocate for cats is Dr. Robert Marrazzo’s passion. He has always enjoyed the company of cats and the Cat Hospital is a natural extension of that joyful part of his life.

Dr. Marrazzo attended Cornell University, and then the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Award for academic excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery. After graduation, he actively sought out positions that allowed him to work with leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. He has practiced in internal medicine, and neurology / neurosurgery practices, and has an extensive background in emergency medicine and surgery, and critical care.

As a long-time member of, and through his work on the Executive Board of, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, he has helped proved an teach cat owners, and veterinarians the information they need to be better cat care givers. Dr. Marrazzo loves to share what he knows about cats not only in our exam rooms, but also in the classroom where he taught veterinary technicians at St. Petersburg College Department of Veterinary Medical Technology. Dr. Marrazzo is a long time member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has served on the Executive Board of that international organization. He is an AAFP Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian. He has served on the board, and been the President, of the Pinellas Animal Foundation, and participated in many local efforts to aid cats.

He enjoys bike riding, travel, history, reading, and the company of his partner Michele, their three cats, Sam and Cheese Sammich, Louie Be Fluff, Winky Willow aka Tag, and Izzy the dog.

Did we mention that Dr. Bob Cat loves cats?

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Kimberly Marrazzo, DVM

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Dr. Kimberly Marrazzo has come full circle to the practice that she spent time in when she was a child to joining our practice as a veterinarian. Her involvement in veterinary medicine began very early on when she attended her father’s graduation ceremony from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine when she was 2 weeks old.

Since then, her life has been a journey of living with, learning about, and caring for all animals. Dr. Marrazzo graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science and followed in her father’s footsteps when she earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. GO GATORS!

During her time in veterinary school, Dr. Marrazzo deliberately chose to expose herself to a wide range of experiences to better prepare her for small animal practice. She held leadership positions in various organizations including surgery, companion animal medicine, Students for International Veterinary Opportunities, the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Animal Rescue Response Team, and also served as a teaching assistant where she taught patient care and clinical skills to fellow veterinary students.

She received numerous awards and certifications in veterinary school including Fear Free Practice Certification, Clinical Small Animal Dentistry Certification, Operations Level Animal Technical Rescue Certification, Veterinary Business Management Certificate, Feline Friendly Handling Certification, Small Animal Clinical Proficiency Award, Zoetis Academic Excellence and Leadership Award, and the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award.

After graduation, Dr. Marrazzo joined a well-respected practice in Tampa and followed that by practicing in New York City. Dr. Marrazzo’ s professional interests include feline internal medicine, surgery, behavior, and diagnostic imaging such as radiology and ultrasonography. In her spare time, Dr. Marrazzo enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, crafting, and traveling.

Dr. Marrazzo’s family include her husband, who is in also a veterinarian, and her three fur babies Gilly (terrier mix), and two cats Toby and Zoey.

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Christina Reinhardt, DVM

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Dr. Christina Reinhardt is a Tampa Bay native, and is excited to return home to serve the feline patients in her community. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Reinhardt was the recipient of the American Association of Feline Practitioners' Senior Award for her focus on feline clinical practice. She also participated in research on feline leukemia while in veterinary school, and received a certificate in shelter medicine. Dr. Reinhardt is an AAFP Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian, and has completed Fear-Free training.

Her professional interests include behavior, feline internal medicine, and low-stress veterinary visits. Dr. Reinhardt has four cats at home, Mittens, Bandit, Dipper, and Mabel. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and teaching her cats new tricks.

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Taylor Coombs, DVM

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"Dr. Taylor Coombs’ passion for felines began early, with her first feline friend, Victoria, at age 6. Although she has always had a love for the entirety of animal kind, felines hold a special place in her heart.  A Virginia native, Dr. Coombs attended Virginia Tech University and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 

 During veterinary school, Dr. Coombs was awarded The KindredBio American Association of Feline Practitioner’s Student Scholarship for her passion in feline medicine and work with local feral spay neuter programs.  She is also a published contributing author for her assistance with pain management techniques for cats with osteoarthritis.  Dr. Coombs volunteered in the World Vet’s Student Program where she aided in providing free medical and spay/neuter services to underserved communities in Nicaragua. 

In addition, she is a graduate of CuraCore Academy for Integrative Medicine with a certification in Medical Acupuncture for Small and Exotic Animals and an advanced certification in “Catupuncture”, integrative medicine specific to felines. 

Dr. Coombs is an AAFP Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian, and is a certified Fear Free Veterinarian as well.  Her professional interests include integrative medicine, dermatology, and feline internal medicine.

When not providing quality care to your furry friends, Dr. Coombs can be found on the water kayaking or in the gym powerlifting. She is excited to be part of an exceptional team who loves cats as much as she does.  Her fur babies Bizca and Chestnut are looking forward to new adventures in Florida."

Kelli Weaver, VMD DACVIM

Internal Medicine Specialist

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Bree, C.V.T

Certified Veterinary Technician 

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Bree is our Lead Certified Veterinary Technician and our Patient Care Coordinator.  She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Fox College with her Associates of Science and Veterinary Technician Certification in 2011. Shortly after graduation, Bree followed her 2nd dream and moved from her native home in Chicago Heights, IL, to the beautiful sunshine state of Florida.   

She shares her home with her husband, Marc and her cats, Dublin and Rougaroux. During her free time she loves to go the beach and simply enjoys nature to the fullest. She has a knack for being able to appreciate all different forms of art from music to Chihuly's glass sculptures. She is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge on felines and loves continuing her education. Bree truly loves being around cats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and could not imagine spending life any other way. 

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Kayla

Practice Manager 

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Kayla is our Practice Manager, originally from Seminole, FL. Kayla joined our team in 2014 where she started off as a kennel assistant. Throughout the years, Kayla has grown with the practice into a senior nurse and is now our Practice Manager. Kayla absolutely adores felines. She is always looking to expand her education about felines and spreading that knowledge through the team. She has  passion and compassion for both felines and their parents. Kayla has a special focus on feline friendly handling, making sure our patients and clients  are as stress free as they can be. She shares her home with her boyfriend Tnarg, son Kota, one loving feline named Tony, aka The Rascal, and two dogs named Josie and Millie. During her free time she attends soccer games, previously coached soccer. Spending  time in the sunshine with her family, attending car shows, DIY projects, helping her boyfriend run his catering business.  

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Madeline, C.V.T.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Madeline started working here in August of 2021, but knew from the very beginning that she wanted to help animals. Her greatest inspiration to follow this path was her first cat, Franklin. She was finally able to start her journey in early 2017 where she started volunteering at the local Humane Society in their teen program. One year into this, she was promoted to the Critter Care Program. Madeline began her journey in the veterinary field in 2019 when she started the Veterinary Technician Program at St. Petersburg College, graduated at the end of 2020 with her Associate of Science degree in veterinary technology, and passed the VTNE mid 2021. She loves all animals, but cats have always held a special place in her heart. Right now in addition to working at the Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor, she is in school to get her Bachelor’s Degree in veterinary technology and finish her pre-requisite classes to apply to veterinary school and achieve her long term goal of becoming a veterinarian for wildlife and aquatic species. 

 

Madeline currently has two cats–Darkshine and Baby, two Golden Retrievers– Shasta and Sadie, and two Shih Tzus– Grizzly and Daisy. You can often find a couple of foster kittens tumbling around her house at times as well! When she is not at the cat hospital, Madeline’s interests include trips to Disney, reading, watching movies, drawing, theatre, and attending comic book conventions. She loves discussing sci-fi and fantasy novels, Marvel comics, Star Wars, and her all time favorite book series about feral cats, Warriors by Erin Hunter. She is currently trying to learn swordsmanship.

 

Madeline loves all the patients that come through the hospital and makes it a goal of hers to connect with all of them in a special way and getting to know their personalities. She enjoys learning new information about how to better herself as a veterinary technician every day to provide the best care for all of the cats.

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Zoe

Veterinary Nurse 

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Zoe was born and raised in Tampa Bay, and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2016. She joined our team in 2021 after spending time in shelter medicine. She has had a lifelong passion for animals, and has always held an appreciation for felines. Zoe is committed to providing a fear-free and cat friendly visit to our patients. While not at the hospital, Zoe spends her time caring for the animals at her family’s farm.

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Laurel

Veterinary Nurse 

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Laurel began working as a veterinary technician in 2015 when she started at a small animal practice in Louisville, KY after adopting her dog, Sega.  She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a BS in communications. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, she always knew she would find her way to the sunshine state after spending many vacations here visiting family while growing up. Laurel joined our team at The Cat Hospital in 2022.  She loves being able to be an advocate for those without a voice and could not picture herself in any other line of work. Laurel has always considered herself a “crazy cat lady” and has never had a time in her life when she didn’t have pets. Currently she has two cats- Tsuna and Itachi, one dog- Sega (husky mix) and a leopard gecko named Raja who is almost 10 years old.  As you can imagine, no outfit of hers is complete without a layer of fur. Outside of work Laurel loves to spend her time in the water or on the couch, depending on the weather. 

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Jennifer

Veterinary Nurse 

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Jennifer was born and raised in Florida and loves her home state. Animals have always been a big part of her life both loving and caring for horse, dogs, fishes, cats and even spiders. 

 

She loved taking care of their families 6 cats growing up and would spend her free time watching veterinary shows and reading books to learn about different animals. Later pursuing the veterinary science program at Tarpon Spring High School and going on to pursue a Biology degree at St. Petersburg College. She continues to educate herself through the CE opportunities the veterinary field provides.

She loves being a nurse and never plans on stopping. She believes in being the best advocate she can for feline patients. She practices fear free handling and other techniques, to help make their vet visit as stress free as possible.

In her free time she enjoys a wide range of hobbies from costume design to computer programming. She has three purr-fect cats Trigger, Bella and Hollywood

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Anya

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

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Anya joined our team in January of 2022. She graduated from the Tarpon Springs Veterinary Academy in 2021, which she attended throughout all 4 years of her high school career. She is now currently a student at the University of South Florida, studying Medical Microbiology. She plans to continue her education and specialize in Medical Oncology after receiving her bachelor's degree. Her hope is to bring the best possible care to patients and those who love them. Anya has been an animal lover her whole life, currently owning 2 cats and a rabbit of her own. She is always eager to learn new information and skills within the practice. Anya strives to provide our furry felines and their families with the same care as she does her own fur babies at home. In her free time, Anya enjoys art, music, and reading. She plays a plethora of instruments, engages in photography, and takes up art after her grandmothers. Anya has also been a dancer almost her entire life, starting dance classes at just three years old. She is excited to meet and care for our purr-fect patients and clients!

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Lyndsey

Kennel Assistant 

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Salutations! I'm Lyndsey Davis, I'm a assistant at the Cat Hospital of Palm Harbor. I graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and accomplished national titles in leadership, and music. Competing on a national level for four years. I also graduated with my CVA degree. A few hobbies are flute, video editing and writing! I've completed several books and have played flute for almost 9 years now! I plan on getting my biology degree and my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine! 

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Pam, C.V.T

Lead Client Care Coordinator

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Pam returned to The Cat Hospital of Palm Harbor in May 2022 to work the front desk. She is a CVT, a graduate of St. Petersburg College, and worked here many years ago as a technician. Now she is happy to be in the front welcoming clients and cats to our hospital.

She lives here in Palm Harbor with her cat Mr. Petie. Taking advantage of the covid shutdown, she built a catio for Mr. Petie so he could enjoy the outdoors safely.

When she is not at the front desk you can find her kayaking the waterways of Florida, hiking trails at the many parks in the area, and cooking vegetarian dishes for her friends.

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Jade

Client Care Cordinator

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Hi! I'm Jade, I have been with the Cat Hospital since September 2022 and I have adored being with this amazing team. I am excited to come to work every single day and be apart of the greatness in what we do for our patients. I've always had a passion working in the medical field and starting my journey to become an anesthesiologist for my future career. I currently have two feline friends that are my absolute world, "Chip" and "Penelope". When I'm not hanging out with them you can either find me at the gym, amusement park, or a beach/spring. I enjoy interacting and helping all clients and their furry friends to the best of my ability. I have made some lovely connections and can't wait to continue on the path of making more and meeting you and your felines.

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