Dr. Stephanie Buchholtz grew up in Littleton and spent her summers as a youth on her grandparent’s ranch on the western slope so that she could participate in 4-H. She attended CSU where she received her DVM degree in 1993. She practiced general small- and exotic-animal medicine in the Greeley area for 26 years before deciding to follow her heart and establish a feline-only practice. Her desire to cater to cats started when she became determined to counter the notion that some cats are “mean” when they come to the vet. Frightened cats will often become defensive, but understanding their anxiety and providing an environment designed to keep them calm enables cats to better receive the regular health care they deserve.
Dr. Buchholtz enjoys fly fishing, travel, and photography. She and her husband Brett serve five cats and a one-eyed parrot.
Dr. Monika Connally
My love of animals, science, and nature blossomed at an early age. In 1996, I graduated with honors from Colorado State University with my DVM degree, proudly becoming the third generation of veterinarians in my family. From there I sought additional training and completed a rigorous yearlong internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York.
I then spent three years at a companion and exotic pet hospital before following my heart to specialize in feline medicine. In 2000, I joined one of the few exclusively feline hospitals in the San Francisco area and spent 14 happy years in practice there until quality of life called our family back to Colorado.
Seeking to achieve a better work-life balance, I began working as a relief veterinarian at local veterinary practices, animal shelters, and emergency clinics. While I loved setting my own schedule, the satisfaction of forming lasting bonds with clients and their pets was noticeably absent. I also wasn’t spending nearly enough time with my favorite species, *cats!* Now I focus solely on felines.
My husband, daughter, and I share our home with two mischievous kitties, Dottie and Dexter, as well as providing foster care for cats and kittens through Animal Friends Alliance. When not at work, I enjoy hiking, drawing (cats of course!), and volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program in Fort Collins.
Darby is a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017. She was born and raised in Colorado and grew up surrounded by animals which is how she found that her passion in life is to help them. When Darby isn’t surrounded by cats at work she’s surround by her five cats Louie, Lamb, Olaf, Theodore, and Derek at home. She also enjoys CrossFit, reading, swimming, and spending time exploring outdoors. Darby has spent her career as a CVT working in emergency medicine but had always hoped one day she would be able to work at an all feline practice. She is grateful that working at The Cat Doctor has given her the opportunity to follow her dream and is very excited to be a part of the team!
Meghan has lived in Colorado her entire life, she is originally from Denver but has lived in Northern Colorado since starting at CSU in 2012. She completed a BS in Biology and has recently completed her veterinary technician certification through Front Range Community College. Meghan is truly an animal lover with a strong affinity for cats, with 4 years of experience working with cats in a shelter setting, both medically and behaviorally. She currently resides in Fort Collins with her husband, Jake, and many pets including, a mixed breed dog named Taz, two amazing fluffy cats, Little Bear and Bella, as well as many reptiles and fish!
Front Desk and Veterinary Assistant
Hello! My name is Canon Alexander, pet lover extraordinaire! I grew up in a home where the pets out-numbered the owners, which is saying something coming from a family with 7 siblings. As a proud cat owner for many years myself, I am happy to be part of The Cat Doctor team, helping our feline friends get the care they deserve with a smile.
Veterinary Assistant/Customer Service
Aimee grew up on a small ranch on the Eastern plains of Falcon, Colorado. She has been caring for and working with horses and many other types of animals her entire life. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies in 2016, and a Master of Education in 2017. Her love of felines stems from finding and adopting a stray cat during her graduate program, who has since become her best friend. After rescuing Little Mr. Kitty she became increasingly interested in and passionate about cats, and began considering what types of related careers she could pursue. Two years later, Aimee was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work as a part of The Cat Doctor team. Aimee enjoys playing video games, reading, and exploring the outdoors in her spare time. She currently has a cat, a tortoise, and a horse, and she and her partner Alexander hope to be able to foster and rescue cats in need when they have the space to do so in the future. Aimee is looking forward to the chance to get to know you and your feline friends, and to work with such a capable team!