The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor

2501 Alternate 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

(727)785-2287

www.wespeakmeow.com

Robert A. Marrazzo, DVM
Member of AAFP, AVMA
Medical Director and Owner of The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor

"People often ask me, 'Why have a cat only practice?'
The first reason is pure-selfishness. I enjoy spending time in the company of cats, both my own cats at home, and your cats at my practice. I'm a lucky guy to spend time with cats 24-7! I appreciate their energy, their good and easy company, their rascal attitude, and their unique nature. My love for cats led me on a journey to dedicate my professional career to their care, and to learning more about them."

After graduating from Cornell University, he attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was mentored by Dr. Michael Schaer. He received his degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, and was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Award for academic excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery. After graduation, he actively sought out positions and that allowed him to work with leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. He has practiced in internal medicine, and neurology / neurosurgery practices, and also has an extensive background in emergency medicine and surgery, and critical care.

Dr. Marrazzo is a Fellow of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and a Fellow of the International Association of Cat Doctors. He is an active supporter in local, state and national feline organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association, Cornell Feline Health Center, The Veterinary Laser Surgical Society, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. He is most proud of his long affiliation with the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has served on the Executive Board of that organization. He is active locally having volunteered at the Humane Society, and is a Past-President of the Pinellas Animal Foundation. He has been a regular contributor to Ask-A-Vet newspaper column, Healthy Cat Journal, and the Eastlake Heron.

Dr. Marrazzo enjoys continuing education in his field by regularly attending seminars and conferences across the country. Each year, he focuses on the latest advancements in feline medicine and surgery. He enjoys being an educator, not only for his clients, but also in the community. Additionally, was an Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Medical Technology at St. Petersburg College, where he taught veterinary emergency and critical care.

He is allowed to share his home with his cats Sammy, Princess, Louie, and Jombie.

Dr. Marrazzo loves the outdoors. He is an avid bicycle rider and also enjoys kayaking, boating, reading mystery novels. He has special interests in history and archaeology.

Did we mention that he LOVES cats? >^..^<


Jasmine C. Champagne, DVM
Member of AAFP, AVMA
Associate Veterinarian of The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor

"What greater gift than the love of a cat." -Charles Dickens

"My love for cats started as far back as I have any such memory. I clearly remember taking cat naps as a child and always having a feline friend by my side.  The purrs that calmed me in the darkness, the           companionship that never let me feel alone- cats were always a part of my life.  My favorite part about my job as a feline veterinarian  is the minute an owner walks through the door with his/her cat, we have an automatic connection.  We appreciate cats for what they are– the mysterious kind of love they offer, the regal stance they flaunt, and the grace with little effort they master."

Dr. Jasmine C. Champagne graduated from LSU School of Veterinary medicine where she was vice president of the student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and received top recognition from the AAFP for outstanding senior student in feline medicine and surgery. Her first two years of practice as a veterinarian were at a feline exclusive specialty practice in Ormond Beach, FL. 

Dr. Champagne is originally from Lafayette, LA.  Her special interests include feline internal medicine and ultrasound. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (a ragin’ Cajun at heart!).

Dr. “C “enjoys the everyday adventures of life with her husband, Chase, blind kitty, Murdock, and sweet dog, Gwen. She is looking most forward to the Saints vs. Buccaneers game this season- who dat!


Lauren Borie
Practice Manager 

Lauren graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree. Her background is in clinical management and psychology. She recently joined our team in January of 2019. Her goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. 

On her days off, Lauren spends time with her husband, Blair and her son, Landon. Her fur babies, Leela and Lucy, make her house a home.

Lauren's hobbies and interests include photography, fitness, kayaking, family gatherings and boating. 


Bree Joren, CVT
Lead Certified Veterinary Technician / Nurse

Bree is our Lead Certified Veterinary Technician. 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 fiance, Marc and her two cats, Felicity 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.



Ariel Brusino, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician / Nurse



Jenn Kapusta, CVT, LVT
Certified Veterinary Technician / Nurse

 Jenn has been a technician since 1998. She graduated from Macomb Community College in Michigan in 2002 with her Associates in Veterinary Sciences. She has experience in general and emergency veterinary medicine but has dedicated her career to the health and well being of felines.

She lives with six cats, two dogs, a bird, and a husband.

In her spare time, she runs a small business dedicated to the needs of cats. 


Kayla Belbin
Nurse Assistant

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.

  She shares her home with one loving feline named Tony and two dogs named Josie and Weenie. Kayla loves learning new things about felines and continuing her education.

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.


Felicia Dobson
Nurse Assistant

Felicia has been a part of The Cat Hospital Team since October of 2016. She is student majoring in Biology.

She loves spending her days at work surrounded by cats. She has five of her own cats 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. 


Danielle Johnson
Nurse Assistant

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.


Amber Raymond
Receptionist

Amber is originally from Rhode Island and has lived in Florida for 17 years. She joined the Cat Hospital Team in 2016. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has a huge passion for animals and beauty! 

When she is not at work loving kitties, Amber is at home loving on her three fur babies named Raja, Meeko, and Nala.

She is also a fan of fitness and spending her free time by the pool, relaxing.


Zenaida Wineberger
Receptionist / Accounts Receivable

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.


Michael McClure
Receptionist

Mike was born and raised here in Tampa, Florida. He has always had a passion for animals and decided to join our team in April 2019.

He currently has two dogs named Mercedes and Diesel, two cats named Mavrik and Kali, and 3 reptiles named Rocky, Pepperjack and Brie.

During his free time he loves working on cars, playing video games with his son, and cooking.