Doctor Nancy Christensen
Dr. Nancy Christensen, a native Houstonian and graduate of Lamar High School, completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University. Ties to Houston brought her back to the city where she pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Christensen completed her DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Christensen has a long history with the Cat Veterinary Clinic. As a child, she and her mother would bring their family cats to see Dr. Pennings, the original owner of the clinic. Later on she worked as a full time vet technician for Dr. Runté at the clinic and got to know many of the patients who would eventually become her patients as a veterinarian. Dr. Christensen loves the relationship she builds with her patients and their owners.
Dr. Christensen is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Harris County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Christensen and her husband have three children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats – it's never a dull moment at their home. They love doing outdoor activities. When Dr. Christensen is away from the clinic you might find her with her family taking walks or riding bikes around Houston. The destination of these family outings is often one of the museums, the Hermann Park Railroad (the sons' favorite activity) or the Houston Zoo. Their daughter loves all creatures and is always asking for more animals - the latest request being that of a skunk! Let's hope Mom can escape that request.
Doctor Matthew Filip
After seven years of school in College Station, Dr. Matthew Filip returned to his hometown in 2003 with a doctorate degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. His decision to focus specifically on cats was largely influenced by his admiration for feline vets involved in his training. Ever since, he has never regretted the decision to work in a small clinic far away from the howling of beagles and teeth of chihuahuas.
With his focus narrowed to one species, he has been able to explore an interest in what he considers the most common problems affecting cats, especially dentistry and dietary management. He hopes that before he retires, he will see a decline in the incidence of the leading illness affecting older cats - chronic progressive kidney dysfunction - and believes that proper preventative care and dentistry will accomplish that goal.
Dr. Filip resides in nearby Timbergrove with the six women in his life...his wife, Amanda , his daughter, Anna, his sons William and James. along with his dog and two cats. He enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, reading on his Kindle, and playing strategy games.
Doctor Meghan Tibbs
Dr. Meghan Tibbs was born and raised in central Illinois. After completing her bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University, she headed to the sunshine state where she received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida. She has furthered her training by becoming certified in small animal acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (www.tcvm.com).
Dr. Tibbs is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her favorite aspect of feline patient care is finding a good balance between the family and their pet by discovering ways to keep medication to a minimum, while still providing a good quality of life. She feels it's important to manage chronic diseases with as little stress as possible.
When Dr. Tibbs is not at the Cat Veterinary Clinic caring for her patients, she is spending her time with her own cats: Mufasa, Sinclair, Peanut, and Butters. She also enjoys yoga, the beach, antiquing, traveling, and going to see live music.
Doctor Erin Wilkens
Dr. Erin Wilkens was born and raised in Marshall, a small town in Northeast Texas. She went to undergraduate school at University of Texas at Tyler where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. After graduation, she was employed by 2 different wineries before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She longed for a more challenging and satisfying career, and had always kept the thought of becoming a veterinarian in the back of her mind. Upon starting vet school at Texas A&M, she discovered a love for working with cats. Growing up she had always enjoyed having cats as a pets, but now she saw them on a whole new level. She noticed, when compared to dogs, cats were often misunderstood and the treatment options were more limited. She decided she wanted to become more knowledgeable about cats so she could share that knowledge with other cat owners.
Dr. Wilkens is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys educating clients on common diseases and internal medicine cases.
Outside the Cat Clinic, Dr. Wilkens loves to garden, refinish old furniture, and visit Texas wineries. Dr. Wilkens and her husband, Kevin, have 4 wonderful fur babies at home. These include a dog named Sherlock, and 3 cats - Po, Heidi, and Choco.