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. Douglas Ikeler started his Veterinary Career in the friendly countryside of New Hampshire, where he worked for the local vet, and took care of horses and his family’s many cats. Dr. Ikeler went to college at Cornell University, where he majored in Animal Science, and where he also was able to attend lectures by Carl Sagan. From there Dr. Ikeler went to college at UCLA, where he also worked for the UCLA Department of Surgery on teams that researched Human Leukocyte Antigens for kidney transplants, and on Monoclonal Antibodies, which are new medications widely used today.
After graduating from Veterinary College in 1985, Dr. Ikeler moved to Colorado and has been here ever since. He owned and operated the five Cat Hospitals of Denver for many years, but sold that group of veterinary hospitals to have more time with his family of eight children. He also spoke for the Corporation for Professional Conferences from 1998 to 2002 on veterinary medicine around the world and has traveled to more than forty countries abroad.
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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.
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!
Ali is a Colorado native that has lived in the front range her whole life. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry Minor in 2020 and decided that her passions resided in veterinary medicine. She jumped right into the Veterinary Technology program at Front Range Community college in 2021 and graduated from the program in December 2022. She has always loved animals since she was a little girl, and her love of cats only grew with adopting 2 of her own. She currently has 2 kitties at home, Loki and Smokey, who keep her busy. Ali also enjoys camping, paddle boarding, reading, and road trips.
Monica has been a cat lover since she was three months old when her parents found two three-month-old kittens at the college they both were teaching at. She has never been without a cat in her life since. She has 3 years of Veterinary technician experience. She and her husband Ishan currently have one cat named Cleo who is such a character. Monica and her husband enjoy playing video games, are regular bowlers, and love the outdoors. She is very happy to be a part of The Cat Doctor team.
Hi my name is Ren. I’m originally from Illinois, but I moved to Colorado in 2018 to attend Colorado State University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2022. I have always had a passion for animals and science, which is why I am hoping to go to veterinary school in the future. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, and currently I am learning how to snowboard!
Growing up in Henderson Colorado, I have always had a huge love for animals, and a big interest in the veterinary field. Since getting my first cat at the age of 18, my love for cats has grown an exponential amount, as well as my interest in feline behavior and health. I have been working in the veterinary field for the past few years, and plan on a long career of working with felines. I am very happy to be part of such an awesome team here at The Cat Doctor.
I love going on outdoor Colorado adventures with my partner Mason, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Ava, and Millie. I enjoy learning about aquarium keeping, mantid keeping, and getting into various crafts such as resin art and cross-stitch. My kids also include my sweet cats Enzo and Zuko, Beau the Great Pyrenees Mix, and my Betta Fish Glen.
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Hi, I’m Jennifer! After working as a nail technician and receptionist in Florida for 3 years, I moved to Colorado with my kitty, Oliver, in 2018. I began volunteering at the local cat shelter shortly after and gained an interest in working at a veterinary clinic, as well as 2 more cats, Ellie and Easton. In my spare time, I love traveling and hiking in the mountains with my partner, Sean. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team, and look forward to meeting you and your kitties!