Our Mission

At Cat's Corner our goal is to:

  • 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 to 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.


Values

Commitment 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 our education at all times.

Trust and 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 be informative and educative as to their pets condition and health.

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

Transparency
We will offer tours of our facility to every client. Clients will be welcome to accompany their pet when ever and where ever possible in our hospital.


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 has 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. 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!

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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.

Dr Nerone enjoys geriatric feline medicine and all aspects of patient care. She especially appreciates the bond between pet owners and their kitties.

Her extracurricular activities include cooking, gardening, biking, reading, and hiking. She lives in northern Fairfield County with her husband and their pets- an American Foxhound, three rescued kitties, three African clawed frogs and a rescued Russian Tortoise named Victortia.

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Patricia Fiske 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 along side 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), and her dog, Jersey.

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Sable Lynn has worked with animals since she was 15 years old, having always had a deep love and passion for felines and feline medicine. Although she continues her involvement within the animal field, she is currently pursuing an associates degree at Naugatuck Valley Community College for Environmental Science. Sable has two cats of her own, Squirty, a male orange tabby (pictured with her) and Lulu, a female Bengal/Siamese mix, who are her pride and joy.

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Kerri Bluis 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 and her loving cats.

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

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Samantha Kochen has been a professional veterinary technician for over 20 years and is experienced in caring for small, large, and exotic animals with a strong interest in feline medicine. Her love of animals and deep concern for their welfare and ethical treatment is rooted in the rescued pets that have come into her life since she was a young girl. In her free time she enjoys bicycling with her Boston Terrier, Josie, reading and collecting mid-century modern furnishings.

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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 technicians. She is proudly owned by 7 cats of her own and a dog, that thinks she is a cat!

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Ashley Thomas has been working in the pet care field for over 8 years. She graduated college with a Bachelor's in Psychology. Although her degree is not animal related she finds herself happiest working in the animal field. She is extremely excited and proud to be a member of our team. Ashley and her husband hope to find a wonderful pet to fit into their home.

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Linda Miodonka had worked in a veterinary practice in the area for 7 years before coming to Cat's Corner. 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.

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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.