Tarina L. Anthony, DVM

Owner, Medical Director

Growing up as a kid in Wyoming with posters of cute kitties all over her walls, Dr. Anthony never would have thought she could make a living taking care of cats. After begging her dad for a kitten when she was 9, she hasn’t gone a single day without a cat in her life.

Many years later, in 2007, Dr. Anthony graduated with her DVM from Colorado State University. Immediately after graduation, she and her soon-to-be husband packed up their three cats and meager belongings and moved to Chicago. She started at a feline-exclusive practice and fell even deeper in love with cats. Dr. Anthony worked as an associate for a few years before becoming the Medical Director of that clinic.

After a decade helping kitties in the windy city, Dr. Anthony and her husband moved back to Colorado, this time with two children. She worked at a couple of other clinics before buying Aurora Cat Hospital & Hotel, and is thrilled to be able to help the cats of the Denver metro area as the new owner and medical director of ACHH.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Anthony can be found with her family, including four sassy young cats: Brienne, Alouette, Zuri, and Mouse. She loves spending her time doing crafty projects or hiking the trails behind her house. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have–helping people take care of their feline friends is her biggest passion.

 

 

 

Molly, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Molly moved to Colorado from Upper Michigan with her husband and pets in 2010. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2013 and has loved being a vet tech since, putting her two loves – animals and science, together. Her enormous love for cats (especially black cats) and a physical injury helped her make the decision to stop working with dogs and to come to ACHH.  In her free time, Molly enjoys video games, art projects, her collection of the strange and unusual, going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family (husband, dog Ripley, snake Beatrix, and three cats – Zedd, Nox, and Aloy). Her favorite time of day is when she comes home, and all her pets come to greet her.

 

 

Sam, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Sam grew up in Golden, Co. Her mother was a vet tech and she grew up around many different types of animals. After graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2014, she worked at both small animal and feline-exclusive practices. In her free time Sam enjoys working out, going to concerts watching movies with her  kids,  and playing with her cats Bagheera and Kona. She also shares her home with two sweet dogs and a couple of rascally ferrets.

 

 

 

 

Patti

Technician Assistant

Patti is the epitome of a cat lady! She was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She moved to Colorado in 2010 with her husband and one cat. She graduated from Pima medical institute in 2022 but has been working with animals as long as she can remember. She has always had a special place in her heart for and neonatal kittens and cats with special needs. In her free time she fosters felines of all ages and volunteers at two local shelters. She also loves spending time at home reading, snuggling with her (now five) cats and belly dancing.
When she’s not educating clients or taking care of patients, she’s likely in the back of the clinic bottle-feeding a litter of tiny kittens. Patti’s passion and love of all things feline make her an invaluable member of the ACHH family.

 

 

Ashley

Administrative Assistant (and jack of all trades)

Ashley was born in California and has spent her life between there and Colorado since. In her free time, she enjoys studying Japanese and is a self-described “amine nerd.” When she is not at ACHH, she enjoys playing video games and relaxing with her family and pets (which include two cats and two dogs). Caring for animals has always been a passion of hers, and she loves being able to help others care for their own pets.
You can find her at ACHH doing a bit of everything: reception, helping technicians, organizing, and keeping Dr. Anthony on-task. Ashley is instrumental in keeping our clinic running smoothly.

 

 

 

 

Caitlin

Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Caitlin’s first pet was a tiny black kitten, and her love for cats sparked from there. She moved back to Colorado after working at a cat hospital in Washington state and falling in love with the idea of a feline-only clinic. She lives outside of Denver with her roommate and three cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, hanging out with her friends, and relaxing at home. Caitlin has fit into our little crew seamlessly, and we are glad to have her here!

 

 

Clinic Cat

 

 

Mr. Biscuit

Originally adopted as a friend to Pickles, Mr. Biscuit has shown a distinct preference for people, especially their laps. You can find him snoozing in a cozy bed
or on a warm lap most of the day, though he will let everyone in the clinic know when it’s 4 pm (canned food time). He is still a bit of a scaredy cat, but also a great cuddler!

 

 

 

 

 

In Memoriam

Pickles

Pickles was our greeter and resident lovebug. There was nothing he likes more than getting pets from our clients, often showing off his tummy on the front desk. He tried to make friends with every cat that comes into the clinic, even if they weren’t looking for a new pal. At his height of 17 pounds, he was truly a gentle giant.

In the summer of 2023, Pickles had a tumor removed from his ear which was found to be a melanoma. In an effort to quell the spread, his left ear was also removed, followed by lymph nodes in the area. Unfortunately, the spread of melanoma proved too much for him, and in January of 2024, Pickles crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His absence is felt every day, and we miss him dearly.