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The Cat Doctor Team
Linda Lobb, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
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.
Tara Koble, DVM, CVA, Associate Veterinarian
Graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Zoology/Minor in Microbiology, 1992
Graduated from Pierce Community College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, 1995
Graduated from Washington State University Veterinary School, DVM, 1999
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chi Institute, Reddick, Florida, 2009
Dr. Tara has been feline exclusive for almost her entire career. She is passionate about practicing integrative medicine and always tries to blend more holistic options with standard medicine when warranted. She tries to think outside the box when problem solving. "I try not to get stuck in a rut when practicing medicine. Keeping an open mind ensures that all viable options are available." With that belief in mind, she founded A Purrfect Alternative, which offers acupuncture and nutritional/wellness consults. Her primary areas of interest are feline nutrition, alternative medicine, and geriatrics, especially chronic renal failure (CRF).
"Cats have been a fascination for me my entire life. They are happily domesticated, yet still wild and mysterious. I really respect that spirit and truly believe cats can teach us how to live with more acceptance and awareness."
Dr. Tara is most known for enhancing the bond between cats and their owners. She tries to empower owners to make changes at home that will keep their furry felines as healthy and happy as they can be. She has a very loyal following of clients and happy patients.
Dr. Tara is passionate about healthy and sustainable living. In her free time, she can be found playing in the garden or enjoying their pond and all the wildlife it attracts. Her favorite hobbies, besides her cat family, are backpacking and traveling to biologically diverse places to experience earth's fascinating creatures.
Kat Reardon, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Graduated from Brown University with honors in Biology in 2013.
Graduated from Washington State University, DVM, 2018
Dr. Kat Reardon is passionate about practicing evidence-based medicine in ways that strengthen the bond between cats and their people. She first discovered her passion for feline medicine while completing an honor’s thesis at Brown and has come to The Cat Doctor to learn all she can about Boise’s cats. Having grown up in Boise, Dr. Reardon returned after graduating vet school to complete an internship at Zoo Boise. She finds small cats no less interesting and no less fierce! than their large cousins.
“I have a soft spot in my heart for orange boys, since I have one myself, but I love all cats. Their lives are so intertwined with ours and at the same time so independent. I’m always grateful when a cat will share its friendship with me.”
Dr. Reardon’s favorite part about working with cats is learning about them as individuals, each with their own depths of personality. She is always discovering new professional interests, but her long-term focus has been on pain management, immunology, and behavior medicine.
When she’s not working Dr. Reardon can probably be found in the North End, walking with her parrot “Blue,” the Blue Fronted Amazon. She has a serious weakness for plants and spends a lot of her time making art, teaching dance, and clicker training her two kitties Theo and Percy. She believes in the value of sustainability and our responsibility to be caretakers for each other and our world.
Mary Beil, BVMS, Associate Veterinarian
Graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Science, 2010
Graduated from The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, BVMS, 2015
After a truly amazing experience of attending vet school in Scotland, where one of her favorite authors James Herriot "All Creatures Great and Small" attended, Dr. Beil returned home to her native Texas with her soon to be husband Dr. Beil. She spent her first 5 years at a semi-rural small animal clinic with her husband providing first opinion and emergency care to a variety of pets.
Dr. Beil joined The Cat Doctor team in 2021 after feeling especially drawn toward feline medicine while working at her first practice, which also partnered with one of the local cat rescues.
"Cats and dogs are both wonderful members of a family. Each species provide their own unique behavioral intricacies to the human animal bond. Cats to me however have more complex personalities and their own subtle quirks that make them far different than their canine counterparts and more like us. It's because of this I hope help strengthen bonds between cats and their family and provide the best and most up to date medical care available."
In her free time Dr. Beil enjoys hiking, mountain biking, yoga, and riding her horse. Her dog Stu can be found on most of the outdoor adventures and her home is overseen by a dilute torti named Stormy.
Krysta Scott, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Exercise Biology
Graduated from St. George’s University, DVM 2006
Dr. Krysta Scott has been involved in the feline medical field for over 25 year. She spent her high school days well into college as a Veterinary Assistant at a feline only hospital. After graduating Veterinary school, she continued with the same feline specialty hospital as a Veterinarian. Her love for cats has never once waivered in all those years. After moving to Idaho, Dr. Scott joined The Cat Doctor in 2021.
Her passion for practicing medicine has been problem solving challenging cases collaboratively with not only her veterinary team and specialists but the caretakers of the kitty as well. Dr. Scott has been a long-time advocate of preventative care to provide an optimal life for the kitty and client together.
“Cats are intelligent, loyal animals with such unique personalities. Once you get to know them and their personality traits, just like humans, you can build a rapport and foundation on love. It becomes a Disneyland of kitty fun after that! While they are domestic in our eyes, they still have ancestral history that dances on the border of wild for some of these cuties, which just adds that spice of life.”
Dr. Scott spends her time outside of the hospital with her husband, kiddos, two cats, one dog, one rat, one fish and three chickens; they are looking forward to a couple ducks one day as well. Jedi is an orange tabby boy and Pascal is a black and white polydactyly boy. Together the kitties and Fynn, her chocolate Labrador, rule the homestead. health and wellness are also passions of Dr. Scott’s and believes staying fit from the inside out helps keep her energy up while chasing her animals and children around! Dr. Scott is a fitness coach and enjoys coaching her kids’ sports teams too. She and her husband love to travel and explore the outdoors; they plan to go on some exciting Idaho adventures!
Katie Johnson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Zoology/Minor in French 2006
Graduated from Cornell University, DVM, 2011
After veterinary school, Dr. Katie Johnson completed a 1 year intensive rotating internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Virginia. During her internship, she decided that although she enjoys riding horses, she preferred the challenge and diagnostic capabilities available in small animal medicine. After her internship, she taught anatomy at Elmira College in northern NY and worked at several different small animal hospitals in the area.
“I have a true love for teaching, which I find fulfilled in my daily job of educating clients. I strive to provide the best care possible for every patient and work with owners to decide the best options for their companions. What I love about my job is there is always room to grow and evolve into a better veterinarian.”
Dr. Johnson has practiced for the past 3 years as an emergency veterinarian at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, CA. She has recently moved to Boise to be near family and for a more relaxed pace of life. She has always been drawn to cats and is ecstatic to get to work in a feline only practice at The Cat Doctor. Dr. Johnson hopes to get board certified in feline medicine, which will involve extensive studying, record keeping and is a several year process.
Although she adores all her feline patients, Dr. Johnson has a special love for orange tabby cats and professional interests in soft tissue surgery, preventative care, pain management and geriatric medicine.
In her down time, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter Kaylee, and taking care of her three kitty monsters (Dragon, Tiger and Calico). She also has a well-behaved small dog named Bentley who is very polite toward his feline companions. When she’s not at work, she can be found baking, reading fantasy novels, running (to work off all the baking) and pursuing many outdoor activities.
Cheyenne Cutler, Hospital Manager
Like most little girls, our Hospital Manager, Cheyenne Cutler, wanted to work with animals when she grew up. She was so happy to join The Cat Doctor team in 2002 "it was like fulfilling that dream!" Feline medicine was fascinating to her, and she could not believe that the doctors just saw cats. Now she realizes how special and important it is, and that what we do here is not only different, but it also makes a difference in our clients' and patients' lives every day.
"Cat People are a special breed, and we are here because we understand them.” With regards to her experience at The Cat Doctor, she says she loves that her workplace "provides continued education to both our staff and clients the more we know, the better we can be!" Cheyenne loves summer and fall because she can be outside more. She enjoys camping, gardening and plays in billiards leagues in her spare time.
Melissa Colivas, CVT,
Assistant Hospital Manager
Our Certified Veterinary Technician, Melissa Colivas, loves the many and varied personalities she has met in the cat world. Perhaps that's because she has quite a personality of her own. A lover of life and adventures in general, Melissa's enthusiasm is felt throughout the hospital.
A graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2004, she was a six-year veteran of a dog/cat practice in Idaho Falls when the idea of a feline-only practice in Boise was just too enticing to ignore. She joined The Cat Doctor team in March of 2008. Melissa shares her life with a variety of unique feline friends. She also enjoys outdoor activities and sports, music, movies, dancing and cooking.
Kimmy Nottingham, Lead Veterinary Technician
A cat lover through and through, Kimmy was attracted to The Cat Doctor because of "the tight knit feel about it, and the fact that they work with cats only." She had worked at The Cat Doctor for a short time in high school, and rejoined the crew in the fall of 2009. While away, she received a BS in Animal Science from the University of Idaho.
Kimmy enjoys all the individual feline personalities she sees, and says "they all know how to be cuter than anything, when they want to be." She particularly loves orange and grey tabbies, as they are very personable and tend to be outgoing and devoted. Kimmy says, "The staff and cats are my family away from home. I love coming to work!"
Kim Hall, Veterinary Technician
Serina Walter, Veterinary Technician & Client Care Specialist
Anna Saurey Cullison, Veterinary Technician
Anna Leigh Rodriguez, Veterinary Technician
Tai Boutsiveth, Veterinary Assistant
Amanda Brogdon, Veterinary Assistant
Layne Jensen, Veterinary Assistant
Alex Mendez, Veterinary Assistant
Izzy Rodriguez, Veterinary Assistant
Erin Botos, Veterinary Assistant
Mandy Litteer, Lead Client Care Specialist
Mandy graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and has a Master’s Degree in forensic psychology.
She had heard that the Cat Doctor staff was fun to be around and a lot like a family, and she wanted to work in that kind of atmosphere. “I felt like I was part of the team almost as soon as I started. I felt very welcome,” she said.
Cindy Winterholler, Client Care Specialist
Thresa French, Client Care Specialist Paw Plan Specialist
Alison Williams, Client Care Specialist
Jenna Patterson, Client Care Specialist
Mara Moyer, Client Care Specialist
Jess Hwang, Client Care Specialist
- Rae Barney, Client Care Specialist