Dr. Elisa Katz
Dr. Katz graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduation she moved back to Connecticut where she practiced conventional medicine for 7 years. In 2007-2008 she studied acupuncture through IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) and became certified in October of 2008. She earned a graduate degree and certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies in August of 2013. Dr. Katz is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She has completed an intensive course by the Pitcairn Institute of Veterinary Homeopathy and aims to become certified in this modality. Dr. Katz also is a contributing writer for the Feline Nutrition Education Society. You can check out some of her articles at www.feline-nutrition.org. Dr. Katz is available for appointments during all of our normal business hours.
Dr. Katz enjoys being a veterinarian focused on more natural, holistic methods. When not working as a veterinarian she enjoys physical fitness, singing karaoke, and is trying to get involved with agility for her dog, Sara. Dr. Katz currently shares her home with multiple cats and one dog.
• acupuncture certification
• Chinese herbal medicine
• Canine Rehabilitation
• Veterinary Homeopathy
Dr. Sara Ford
Available on a limited basis
Dr. Sara Ford grew up with a wide assortment of animals on her parents’ farm. She is a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with a B.S. in Veterinary Science from University of Illinois and a B.A. in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. While in Rock Island she worked at an all feline clinic and was an animal keeper for the primate house at Niabi Zoo.
Upon graduation from veterinary school she initially worked five years at a traditional small animal clinic, which included primary care and emergency services. After a few years, however, she realized she could be doing more for her patients then just traditional medicine. She was introduced to integrative medicine and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2010. In 2013 she became certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy by the Healing Oasis Center.
Dr. Ford began working at Natural Pet Animal Hospital in 2011. She is passionate about proactive medicine and identifying markers/life style adjustments before problems begin.
Dr. Ford is married with five children. Her Christian faith is important to her and passing those values on to her children. They share their house with Blue (Blue Heeler mix) and Leo and Smokey (two cats that were adopted as strays).