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 had a 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.
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 finding Aurora Cat Hospital & Hotel. She is thrilled to be able to help the cats of the Denver 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–helping people take care of their feline friends is her biggest passion.
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, watching movies with her husband and kids, and playing with her cat Bagheera.
Pickles is our greeter and resident lovebug. There’s nothing he likes more than getting pets from our clients. He tries to make friends with every cat that comes into the clinic, even if they may not be looking for a new pal. At 17 pounds, he truly is a gentle giant.
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).