The Cat Hospital
Exclusively for Cats since 1977
Philip J. Shanker, D.V.M.
Julie M. Hermansen, D.V.M.
Dr. Hermansen grew up in Butte County, California and is a 2005 graduate of the U. C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was President of the Feline Medicine Club and received the AAFP Award for Feline Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Hermansen practiced at The Cat Clinic of Seattle for several years before joining the staff of The Cat Hospital. She's an avid runner, having completed several marathons, and enjoys traveling to the far corners of the world. Dr. Hermansen is happy to be back in California with her cats Stella, Sneakers, and Highway Patrol.
Kirsten K. Mattern, D.V.M.
Dr. Mattern is a native of the south bay who graduated from Stanford University and the U.C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine (1999). She spent several years working in a general veterinary practice in southern California before returning to the bay area in 2007. In addition to being the mother of three children, Dr. Mattern cares for a personal menagerie of 5 cats, a dog, a guinea pig and fish.
Claudine N. Gonzales, D.V.M.
Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the U.C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine (2014), where she received the Outstanding Senior Award from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Prior to attending veterinary school she had many years experience as a veterinary technician and in animal care environments. Dr. Gonzales is a long-time cat lover and is sensitive to the needs of cats as individuals, pets and patients. She has 3 cats, Bo, Carlye and Twinkie.