Graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Microbiology, 1983
Graduated from Oregon State University and Washington State University Veterinary Schools (combined program), DVM, 1987
After more than two decades of practicing only on cats, Dr. Linda Lobb says she thinks it is clear that cat owners want and need someone who loves and understands cats. A 17-year veteran of a feline only clinic in Vancouver, Washington, she joined The Cat Doctor team in 2004. She continues to be surprised that although cats can be the number one pet in the nation, their breed specific needs are often overlooked, with many cats being handled physically, emotionally, nutritionally and medically like small dogs.
“Cats are beautiful, independent (though surprisingly devoted), unique individuals, and I admires their agility, sense of humor, and sometimes subtle/sometimes blatant communication style.”
Dr. Lobb loves the variety of specialties she gets to cover in any given week, from geriatrics to neonatology. Every case is a challenge and a chance to learn and grow. Although she does not have any particular favorite breed or color of cat, she does make it a goal to help and understand fearful cats that may resist medical care and attention.
Dr. Lobb truly loves her profession feline medicine and surgery, the people, and, of course, the cats. She believes that "a person who cannot love an animal, accepting them as they are with admiration, is missing a truly wonderful experience." She also aspires to be a good mother, wife, daughter, and sister, and to be a participant in a healthy future for our world.