Dr.Trish AugeVeterinarian & Owner
Dr. Trish is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. She had always wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a small girl. Her original goal was to be a 'doggy doctor' but that was modified by observing that cats showed more stress around dogs in the veterinary hospitals. Just as pediatricians can cater to children, Dr. Trish felt a hospital just for cats would cater to cats' special needs by offering a quiet, more gentle approach to cats and their owners. She attended the University of Minnesota, and then moved to Oklahoma where she received her B.S. in zoology and then graduated from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Dr. Trish went on to work in Albany, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota before coming to Las Vegas in 1985 to settle down. In keeping with her goal of giving a more comfortable environment and gentle care to cats, she created the first cats only veterinary hospital in Nevada. She also raised a son and a daughter, plus some furry critters. She has been providing specialized cutting-edge medical care for the cats of Southern Nevada ever since.
Dr. Heather Goldsboro, now Dr. Zamzow, grew up in sunny California and loved the sunshine. When it came time for college, her family was moving to a much cooler climate, Boston. She decided to attend college at Boston University where she earned her bachelor's degree. Her desire to be a veterinarian blossomed. She then attended Tuskegee University, in keeping with the tradition of her dad and uncle, who are also veterinarians. In 1999, Dr. Heather graduated veterinary school with her DVM. Shortly afterward, she moved to Las Vegas. Dr. Heather worked at a small animal hospital for a year before taking a position at A Cat Hospital where she has worked since 2001. Dr. Heather is a very skilled doctor and surgeon and is dedicated to giving all of the kitties the best medical care possible. Sometimes she is a bit shy and quiet, but the love she gives to the cats is inspiring and heartwarming. She eventually married a wonderful man and they have a young son they are joyously raising. They share their home with 3 cats, Steelo, Brutus, and Biscuit.
Dr. Anna Daffara is originally from a small city outside Indianapolis, Indiana. Before her career as a veterinarian, Dr. Daffara volunteered with several organizations including The Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Honolulu Zoo and a Feral Cat TNR (trap-neuter-release) program. She attended Indiana University where she received her B.S. in biology. She worked as a veterinary technician for multiple years at a feline only hospital where her love of cats became solidified. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2016. Her favorite part about being a feline veterinarian is educating clients with information to be the best possible caregivers. Her special interests included dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and senior cat chronic condition management. She has been a member of The American Association of Feline Practitioners for several years and attends yearly feline based conferences to bring clients the most current knowledge for their feline companion.
Dr. “Anna” previously worked at another feline-only hospital before joining the team at A Cat Hospital In July 2019 where she has been able to continue her career focusing on her passion (cats!).
She enjoys every day with her two kitties and in her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling as well as exploring her new city and surroundings.
Dr. Kate Perkins is beginning her veterinary career with an internship at A Cat Hospital. Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Kate is excited to explore the beautiful state of Nevada. In 2015, she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Louisiana Tech University. She then graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019. While pursuing her veterinary medicine studies, Dr. Kate worked in the veterinary school’s intensive care unit and held leadership roles in her local chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and American Veterinary Medicine Association
(AVMA), of which both she is still an active member. She was also a dedicated volunteer of the veterinary school’s feline trap neuter release (TNR) program.
Dr. Kate’s professional interests include feline behavior and client education on creating a feline happy home. She is particularly passionate about reducing patient
stress and catering to the unique needs of felines. In order to provide the best possible care for her patients, both medically & emotionally, Dr. Kate became a certified Fear Free Professional.
A self-admitted “sucker for the black cat,” she currently shares her home with two feline friends (Noodle & Minou), a Golden-doodle (Ralphie), a Black Labrador Retriever (Maverick), and over 50 different houseplants. Dr. Kate can be found during college football season cheering for her alma mater, LSU. She is a devoted fan! GEAUX TIGERS!!! Outside of the clinic, you can find
her practicing yoga, taking care of her plants, exploring the great outdoors, or curled up reading a new book with her fur babies.