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 their people 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.
Robert A. Marrazzo, DVM
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 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 four cats, Sam Sammich, Lou the Rascal, Princess, Winky Willow aka Tag, and Izzy the dog.
Did we mention that Dr. Bob Cat loves cats?
Kimberly Marrazzo, DVM
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 fiancé, who is in also a veterinarian, and her three fur babies Gilly (terrier mix), and two cats Toby and Zoey.
Christina Reinhardt, DVM
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.
Her professional interests include behavior, dermatology and low-stress veterinary visits. Dr Reinhardt has three cats at home, and enjoys reading, cooking and teaching her cats new tricks.
Courtney North, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM
Dr. Courtney North is a board-certified veterinary internist and our MOVES veterinary internal medicine partner in the Tampa region. She is available to perform internal medicine consultations and advanced internal medicine procedures including ultrasound, endoscopy, rhinoscopy amongst others at our practice.
Dr. North obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and proceeded to complete a year-long internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, followed by a 3-year residency in small animal internal medicine at Michigan State University. She became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. When not helping patients or traveling, Courtney enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and relaxing with her cat, Bug (possibly the world's best traveled cat) and dogs, Sasha, and Birdie.
Vanessa joins The Cat Hospital with over 18 years of experience in the veterinary field. Having started her veterinary career in high school, she worked her way up to Technician, Technician Supervisor and Practice Manager. As a technician Vanessa has experience in Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Originally from Miami, Vanessa moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2009 and has held management positions at both BluePearl Veterinary Partners and Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care Center.
Vanessa enjoys volunteering to help cats big and small. She has volunteered with Helping Homeless Cats in Miami and The Big Cat Rescue. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children and playing with her cat Annubis and dogs Giza and Saqqara. She also enjoys painting, reading and going to the beach.
Patient Care Coordinator / Certified Veterinary Technician
Bree is our Lead Certified Veterinary Technician and our Patient Care Coordinator. She is originally from Chicago and joined our team in 2011. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Fox College with her Associates of Science and Veterinary Technician Certification.
She shares her home with her husband, Marc and her cats, Felicity, Rougaroux, and Dublin. During her free time she loves to go the beach and draw. Bree is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge on felines and loves continuing her education.
Nurse Assistant / Pharmacy and Prescription Coordinator
Kayla is originally from Clearwater, FL and joined our team in 2014. She has a passion for animals and grew up helping her grandma on her farm, but she absolutely adores felines. During her free time she attends soccer games and previously coached soccer. She also likes to attend car shows, paint, visit local shelters, paddle board, and binge watch Netflix series. She shares her home with one loving feline named Tony, aka The Rascal, and two dogs named Josie and Mille. Kayla loves learning new things about cats and continuing her education.
Felicia has been a part of The Cat Hospital Team since October of 2016. She loves spending her days at work surrounded by cats. She has five of her own at home named Luna, Fatty, Tiger, Baby, and Screech. She also has one very large Doberman Pincher named Prince. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, go to the beach, and spend time with friends and family. She is a student majoring in Biology.
Danielle joined our team in May 2019. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science.
Her love for animals began as a child when her family rescued a Border Collie named Coco. In the past Danielle has volunteered with a wide array of animals, from primates in the Peruvian Amazon to rescued sea turtles at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, reading, and being outside.
Casey May’s journey in veterinary medicine began with caring for rescue animals, and led to her assisting with medical care for cats and dogs. As much as Casey May adores dogs, she adores cats even more and feels that cats are her true passion. She is always looking for ways to further her knowledge about cats and seeking ways to further assist in providing them with great health care.
In her free time, Casey May enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including target shooting, jet skiing, and off roadin' with her boyfriend Jake. She also enjoys preparing nice home cooked meals and baking treats. She shares her home with their adorable two little cats, Flowerpot and NinjaBear, and their lovely boxer Belle.
Zenaida joined The Cat Hospital of Palm Harbor in 2017. She worked in the medical field for over seven years and in accounting for over eleven years.
She enjoys interacting with our passionate clients and seeing the exotic and not-so-exotic breeds that walk through the door.
Zenaida lives in a house full of "cattitude" and love with a husband, three teenagers, and six cats named Waffles, Chanel, Gary, Wolfie, Flex, and Shoogs.
Her hobbies include, art, traveling, and spending time with family.