Our Team

Dr. Buchholtz

Owner/Veterinarian

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.

Erica Chippendale

Lead Technician

Erica grew up on the sunny beaches of SW Florida. After a few family vacations in Montana she knew she wanted to live closer to the mountains. In 2012, Erica made the big move to Fort Collins, Colorado and hasn’t looked back since. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science in 2016. After a short break from school she went back and earned a Professional Science Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She spent the summer of 2018 at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Longmont rehabilitating orphaned, sick and injured raccoons, song birds, waterfowl, and squirrels. She couldn’t imagine living her life without caring for animals, domestic or wild. In her spare time, Erica enjoys exploring the wonderful parks and natural areas of Colorado, traveling with her family and baking tasty treats. She has two cats, Tobi and Ellie, and a pitbull/border collie mix named Kamali. Erica has over 8 years of experience as a veterinary technician and is very excited to be a part of The Cat Doctor team!

Heather Berry

Veterinary Nurse

I was born and raised in Yuma, Colorado and my family still resides there. I graduated from Colby Community College with my veterinarian technician degree. I have been working closely with Dr. Buchholtz since 2009. I have had a love for animals for as long as I can remember. Not only do I enjoy working with pets, but I deeply enjoy forming connections with pet owners. Outside of caring for your pets needs I live a very active lifestyle. I love to be outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, and traveling the world.  When I’m not outdoors you can find me in the Yoga room where I have a special interest in being Upside down! Although I do not currently have a cat in my household I have a dog who acts very independently like a cat! Eli also loves to be outdoors and go on adventures with me. I look forward to caring for your cats and learning more about you!

Meghan Ferguson

Veterinary Technician

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 in 2016 and is currently working towards earning 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 Loveland 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, amphibians and even a tarantula!

Canon Alexander

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.

Aimee Burnett

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!