Our Mission

  • Provide a clean and quiet environment for our feline patients without the stresses found in a traditional veterinary hospital
  • Provide the latest in veterinary medical technology and expert handling by a highly trained and certified staff
  • Create personal and lasting relationships with our clients and provide them with the necessary information to allow them to make informed decisions about their cat’s health and well being
  • Promote preventative medicine to keep our patients healthy and allow them to live longer lives

We strive to meet these goals because of our love and commitment to our feline friends and our understanding of the bond that you have with your cat as a member of your family.

Our Vision

At Cat’s Corner our vision is to continue to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, by continuing to grow in our knowledge of veterinary medicine and by staying current with the latest in technological advances.  The practice will continue to grow in size and will expand as necessary to accommodate such growth.

Core Statements and Values

Commitments to Excellence: We will strive for excellence with each case and with all that we do. We will strive every day to maintain the standards of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Commitment to the Profession: Our staff will be committed to the profession of helping animals and furthering their education in veterinary medicine at all times.

Compassion and Caring: Will be felt and shown for all patients and clients.

Trust & Integrity: We are committed to building trusting relationships by always being honest and ethical.

Family: Our patients and clients will be treated as though they are part of the family, “one of our own.”

Informative and Communicative: We will never be too busy to communicate all the options to each owner, and inform and educate as to their pets’ condition.

Professionalism: Our staff will always uphold a professional attitude, atmosphere and appearance.

Transparency: We will offer tours of our facility and allow clients to accompany their cat when at all possible.

Our Staff

Dr. Erika Ball has been a practicing veterinarian since her graduation from Virginia Tech in 1997. She worked as an associate for 5 years before becoming a “relief” veterinarian, which allowed her to work in multiple hospital settings. This provided a unique experience and learning opportunity as no two hospitals are operated in the same way. She had dreamed of opening an all feline veterinary hospital for years. She feels a strong connection to her feline patients and strives to provide them with a less stressful environment in which to recuperate and thrive. Her favorite area of interest in feline practice is dentistry. She has many years of experience and advanced training in this area. Dental treatment, when performed properly, leads to tremendous pain relief and other health benefits. Dental disease is the most common ailment seen in her patients of all ages. Outside of work she has a fantastic husband and two wonderful stepdaughters. Due to allergies in the family Dr. Ball cannot have pets, but she gets in plenty of kitty lovin' at work!


Dr. Laura Nerone received her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Medicine in February of 1998. She performed her undergraduate studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She also completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT. She enjoys geriatric feline medicine and all aspects of patient care. She especially appreciates the bond between pet owners and their kitties. Outside of work her extracurricular activities include cooking, gardening, biking, running, reading, and hiking. She lives in northern Fairfield County with her husband and their pets- an American Foxhound, three rescued kitties, an African clawed frogs and a rescued Russian Tortoise named Victortia.


Certified Veterinary Technicians

Tessa Kalin is a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2012 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She continued her education at The University of Connecticut graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. Since a very young age Tessa has always loved animals. Her own pets range from small exotics to large livestock animals, a cat named Sherman, and a dog named Ivy.


Kerri Carroll is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been working in the animal field for over 10 years. Kerri's experience ranges from working in a lab, a local spay and neuter clinic, and a variety of small animal veterinary hospitals. Her love for cats has led her to feel right at home here at Cat's Corner. While she is not at work, Kerri spends time with her two sons, husband and loving cats.


Patricia Williamson passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2005, becoming a certified technician to go along with her previous 5 years of experience. She has worked in ICU/Emergency animal care and alongside a Neurology Specialist. Patty dedicates herself to complicated cases with intense nursing and rehabilitation skills. Riding horses is a favorite hobby of hers and spending time with her 3 cats, Angel, Meeka, and Neko (in photo).


Wendy Rignoli is a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2008 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked with large and small animals but finds herself most at home in a feline exclusive practice. Volunteer work is an important part of her life outside of work. She has a rescue dog named Sienna and two cats named Carmel (in photo) and Moshi, who both wandered into her life adopting her.


Veterinary Assistant and Office Staff

Sable Lynn has worked in the veterinary and animal field for over 14 years. She has always had a deep love and passion for felines and feline medicine. Although she continues her involvement within this field, she graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2015 with an Associate Degree in Environmental Science. She has been working with CT's reptiles and amphibians for over two years. Maintaining a balance between Veterinary work and Environmental work will continue to be her goal. Sable has two cats of her own named Squirty (pictured with her) and Lulu.



Emily Miles has come to us with years of experience in customer service. Her time in retail and the competitive restaurant industry have given her numerous vital skills. She has always had a love for animals, and her first ambition as a child was to work in the veterinary or marine biology field. In an effort to pursue that dream, she has joined us with the motivation to learn and grow. Emily lives with her two feline roommates Widgeon and Luna, who, to the dismay of Emily, neglect to help with household chores and financial support. Though they do make it up to her with daily purr filled snuggles and plenty of intellectual inter-species conversation.



Patient and Client Care Assistants

Rachel Gerst graduated from Nonnewaug High School majoring in the Veterinary Science Program. She first came to Cat's Corner as a client and has now joined our dynamic team bringing an unfathomable amount of love for our feline patients. Rachel also enjoys learning as much as she can from our doctors and staff. She is proudly owned by 5 cats of her own and a dog that thinks she is a cat!


Animal Care Attendant

Ashley Balzano is currently a student at Northwestern Connecticut Community College majoring in the Veterinary Technology program in the hopes of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. We are very excited to welcome her to our team as she begins her veterinary career. Growing up she has always had a deep love for all animals and is driven to help them in any way she can. She has two cats of her own Henrie and Bear, as well as three dogs Jappo, Snickers and Moose.


Support Staff

Linda Miodonka had worked in a veterinary practice in the area for 7 years before coming to Cat's Corner in 2008. After moving to Oxford and retiring, Linda wanted to continue working in this field and offered her services to us. She handles our boarding facility on weekends and holidays when we are closed. Linda loves "taking care of her babies!" She treats each and every one as if it were her own. We are so glad to have her as a part of our team.


Tiki is our official greeter and mascot.  He has lived with us since April 2008. He loves to sit with the clients in the waiting room.  His hobbies include stealing food from the patients and staff, stealing toys from the boarders, and lying on towels fresh out of the dryer.