Gary Marshall, DVM
Dr. Marshall is a 1989 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been working in the field of companion animal health since 1979. Dr. Marshall is a lifelong Eastside resident and has enjoyed bringing the first feline-exclusive practice to Mercer Island. His special area of interest is feline geriatrics, prolonging and enhancing your cat’s senior years.
Dr. Marshall is married and has two children. The Marshalls previously welcomed into their home, the “special needs” clinic cat Jicama, in 2002–Jicama conquered diabetes and lived well with the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. He passed away because of aggressive lymphoma in 2012. They currently share their home with a pettite cat they adopted named Millicent Cloudberry. She was born in 2011. The Marshall family dog, a Bassett-Retriever cross named Fred, is not amused by Millie. Fred was born in 2005. The Marshalls’ late cat Kimo was the model for the Island Cats Logo.
Christine Wilford, DVM
Dr. Wilford graduated from veterinary college at Texas A&M University in 1987 but has been in the Seattle area since 1990. She has worked with cats exclusively since 1994, particularly at a practice in Shoreline and founded the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project in 1997. While she loves cats of all ages, she really enjoys caring for senior kitties! In her spare time, Dr. Wilford enjoys spending time with her family, including her three horses, four cats, and three dogs.
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Hayla, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Hayla has been a member of the Island Cats team since 1998. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician assisting the veterinarians with treatments, dentistry, surgery, radiology, and feline patient care. She has a special interest in feline behavior and nutrition.
She lives with 3 cats, Sherman, Finley, and Javier.
Marcy, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Inspired by a desire to know more about her own cats, in 2014, Marcy decided to begin a new career in veterinary nursing with a feline-only focus. She is a graduate of the PIMA Seattle Veterinary Technician Degree program and has been a licensed veterinary technician since January of 2016. Marcy enjoys continuing her education, specifically concerning feline-friendly treatments, nutrition, and behavior studies. She especially loves senior cats.
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Nikki, Executive Assistant
Nikki joined the Island Cats team in October 2017. Nikki has 20 years of experience in customer service and business management, including 16 years as Practice Manager at a veterinary specialty surgery hospital. Early in her career she was a Veterinary Assistant at a veterinary hospital in Southern California.
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Cutler, Veterinary Assistant
Cutler is from Charleston, Rhode Island but has lived on and off in Washington for 20 years. He has been a Reiki practitioner for 11 years and has worked with mostly animals. He loves being a low-budget Audiophile and looks forward to getting to retire and lounge on the beach. He has two cats who are litter mates: Askuwheteau (meaning He keeps watch) and Dotadabun (meaning day star). Their names are Algonquin Native American Names.
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Mindy, Veterinary Assistant
Mindy joined the Island Cats team in July of 2017. She grew up on here on Mercer Island and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and minors in French and Music. She has three cats: Loki, Valkyrie, and Felix. During her free time, she enjoys photography and playing flute, piccolo, and saxophone. She has lived with cats all her life and enjoys being involved in veterinary medicine.
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Greta, Office Cat
We adopted Greta back in June 2009. She is known as the ghost of our office. Sometimes you see her and sometimes you don’t. She spends most her time in the back of the clinic keeping a watchful eye over the staff. She is quiet, stealthy and mischievous but never passes up the opportunity when it comes to food. Just one little shake of her delicious treats and she comes running!
Jens and Franz
We adopted Jens and Franz in the summer of 2017. They have a room all to themselves in the back of the clinic but love to walk around and stretch their legs on the weekends. In addition to their love for catnip and salmon treats, these boys purr loudly with a good head scratch.
Jens and Franz would love a new home! If you may be interested in adopting them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!