Dr. Catherine Thomas


Emergency Veterinarian

Cat attended Stanislaus State University and graduated with her BS in Biological Sciences with an organismal concentration. She also minored in chemistry and psychology while there. For her DVM (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine) she attended Ross University before doing her clinical year at Michigan State University. Cat has been in the field for almost three years and one of those years has been with OVG.

What is your number one tip you have for pet owners? It can be anything from care tips, treat/food recommendations,tips before vet visits, etc.

Exercise your pet. It will keep them healthy, lean, and it's a great bonding experience.

What is your favorite part about your job?

I love when we are able to figure out a problem and fix it. It is rewarding when a patient is able to walk out of the hospital feeling better because of our treatment.

If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you choose to be and why?

A wolf because they are my favorite animal. I love that they're a pack animal but also venture off on their own.

You can only eat one dish for every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for a whole month; what meal are you choosing?

Tri-tip, baked sweet potato, and a wedge salad.

Favorite dog breed and why?

Pitties because they have so much personality and look like seals.

Favorite cat breed and why?

Domestic short hairs because they're not braggy.

You're stranded on an island for a month; what 4 things are you bringing with you? Who from OVG are you taking with you?

A speaker, soccer ball, BBQ, and some drinks. And I'm bringing Mowgli.

What's your go to Starbucks drink?

Iced coffee with oakmilk and no sweetener.

What made you go into the veterinary medicine field for your career?

The cliche reason of loving animals since I was little. Fortunately, as I got older, I also developed a love for the medical side.

What pets do you have at home? (breed & name)

Marlow, a chocolate lab, Reggie, a Great Dane and Minnie a border collie.

Which OVG core value do you most embody and why? (Passionate, genuine, collaborative, fun, respectful)

Collaborative, because there is always something to learn, and everyone has something to offer.