Upcoming Staff & Schedule Changes at The Feline Hospital
Many of you have met Dr. Laura Jesseman who began working with us in June 2018. An unexpected opportunity has arisen which will allow her to move closer to her family; Dr. Jesseman will be leaving TFH in May. Like you, we have enjoyed working with her and wish Laura the best in her new endeavor.
As a result of this and Dr. Willard’s mid-June retirement, Dr. Ternes will be the only doctor. This will necessitate a significant reduction in available doctor appointments.
Beginning June 1, 2019 we will no longer have doctor appointments on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Two Saturdays a month we will schedule Veterinary Technician appointments. We will be open all Saturdays from 9 to 12 for scheduling appointments and diet or medicine pick-ups. On Wednesdays from 9 – 12 we will schedule Veterinary Technician appointments. See below for the near term schedule exceptions.
We thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE for June 2019
Veterinarian Exceptions to the schedule described above:
Wednesday June 5th there will be a veterinarian available for appointments.
Saturday June 8th there will be a veterinarian available for appointments.
Saturday Veterinary Technician appointments will be available for June 8th and June 22d.
FELINE OBESITY Click here to read an entire article on this subject.
The Feline Hospital, a cat-only veterinary clinic in Salem, Massachusetts, was founded in July 1984 by Dr. Kathleen Keefe Ternes. At the time, there was only one other clinic in the state that specialized in caring for cats. Limiting patients to just cats allows Dr. Ternes to put into practice the concept that cats are not small dogs and need to be treated with exclusive care. Everything about The Feline Hospital speaks to that belief. The hospital has a warm, home-like atmosphere and our staff is skilled in all things feline. Our exam rooms even have a little "cave" which our patients can jump into before or after their examinations.
Dr. Ternes - one of only two board certified feline specialists in the state of Massachusetts- and her dedicated, professional veterinary team strive to provide every cat with the healthiest, happiest and longest life possible. We treat every cat as if it were our own. We understand that caring for a cat requires a team approach. "Pediatrics with four feet" is how Dr. Ternes describes feline medicine. Therefore, client education and communication are hallmarks of the practice.
We are a comprehensive facility with both laboratory and radiology services on site and offer a full range of surgery and dental procedures.