Kalen Faber, DVM
Dr. Kalen Faber graduated from North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2003. After moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, she was an associate veterinarian at Central Animal Hospital for 10 years.
For the past few years she has been working for other veterinarians when they cannot be in their offices, working in spay/neuter clinics, and running a house-call practice devoted to cats. She has always had a strong interest in feline medicine and constantly alludes to an accurate statement that she learned in vet school, “Cats are not small dogs.”
In March 2016, she purchased All Cats Hospital and has been caring exclusively for cats ever since.
She lives in Seminole with her husband, Peter, and their three cats; Zack, Mojo and Florence.
Her interests, other than animals, include sports and listening to music. She loves to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rays. She also enjoys scuba diving, bowling and golfing.
Her community contributions include membership in the Northeast Exchange Club (NEX), a service club whose national mission is the prevention of child abuse. She helps organize and staff Ribfest, the NEX fundraiser that has donated over 3.5 million to local children’s charities. She was a member of the 1,000 Bitches at SPCA Tampa Bay for 2 years. She also performed surgeries monthly at Spay Day, an all volunteer trap-neuter-release (TNR) project for feral cats in Tampa for 10 years.
Cherie Buisson, DVM
Dr. Cherie Buisson was born in Metairie, Louisiana and moved with her family to Largo, Florida at the age of nine. She attended St. Patrick School and graduated from Largo High School. She then went “up north” to Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000. During her senior year of veterinary school, she spent a three-week externship at All Cats Hospital.
Dr. B decided to become a veterinarian in the 8th grade after reading James Herriot’s “Oscar the Socialite Cat”. As she read about a critically injured cat that was saved by a kind veterinarian, she felt the call. She started volunteering and working in veterinary hospitals in Pinellas County at the age of 16. Her mom wanted her to be sure she knew what she was getting into. Her Mom later regretted pushing Dr. B to volunteer, as she would bring work stories home and share them over dinner. Dr. B thinks her Mom lost 10 pounds that first summer, pushing her plate away when Dr. B’s vivid descriptions spoiled her appetite.
Several years after graduation, Dr. Buisson was hired as a full-time associate at All Cats Hospital, a position she held for 5 years. When she left All Cats Hospital, she became the Director of Veterinary Services at SPCA, Tampa Bay. She transformed their medical department, modernizing procedures and improving the quality of life for every patient she touched. In 2010, she decided to go into business for herself. She is currently studying to become one of the first certified hospice veterinarians in the world.
Dr. Buisson is the owner of Helping Hands Pet Hospice (www.helpinghandspethospice.com) and a website for veterinary professionals called A Happy Vet (www.ahappyvet.com). She travels the country teaching veterinary professionals about hospice, euthanasia and self-care. She shares her home with her husband, two cats (Bailey and Pirate) and two dogs (Frieda and Schatzie).
Deborah A. Edwards, DVM, ABVP
“People who don’t like cats just haven’t met the right one yet.” Dr. Edwards can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a veterinarian. Her mother says she started telling people she wanted to be a “doctor for animals” at the tender age of 4. She grew up in Largo, surrounded by dogs, cats, horses and cattle (Largo was more rural back then). She attended the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelor Degree in Zoology in 1979 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
Although she has always loved cats, it wasn’t until after she started practicing medicine that their care became her passion. “The more cats I saw as patients, the more intrigued I became with them. Feline medicine is exciting, challenging and incredibly rewarding.” Following her heart, she founded All Cats Hospital in 1986, the first cat only veterinary hospital in the southeastern United States.
Although she “retired” in 2016, she can still sees patients from time to time.
Dr. Edwards shares her home with her husband Rick, their daughters, Julianna & Grace, a beautiful shelter kitty, Piglet (who isn’t fat at all – but would like to be) and a former patient, Baybee. She is a volunteer puppy raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs and is currently raising a black Labrador puppy, Legion.
May-Li Cuypers, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. May-li Cuypers received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1992. After two years in general practice, she completed her residency in internal medicine at Louisiana State University.
She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has been in private referral practice since 1997. She performs ultrasounds, echocardiograms, and endoscopy.
Dr. Cuypers sees patients at All Cat Hospital so there is no need to take your cat to an unfamiliar facility. She is usually available to see patients within 1 to 2 days, but may be available on the same day for a critical patient. We feel incredibly fortunate that Dr.Cuypers helps us help our patients.
Dr. Cuypers is also a world class triathlete and adventure racer.
Ann Klein, Certified Veterinary Technician
Ann has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for going on 30 years, 24 of which have been with All Cats Hospital. She is a graduate of SPC. Ann lives in Clearwater with her husband Jim and their 3 legged dogs Rocky and Freckles. She also has 3 cats Jacques, Charlotte and Cloud, all adopted from All Cats Hospital.
Ann enjoys reading, quilting and spending time with her granddaughter Jade.
Tamara Creasman, Certified Veterinary Technician
Tamara graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2005 with a degree in veterinary technology. That same year she started working at All Cats Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She started her time there with only one cat, Ryo-Ohki. Since then she has acquired four more. Grendel, Jezza, Wednesday, and Minion. Three of the new additions were through All Cats. She also has a dog named Happy Jack and a corn snake named Ianto. When she isn’t helping kitties feel better at All Cats, she spends her time writing, playing video games, reading, and contemplating home improvement projects. She has written four novels, which she hopes to publish someday, if they ever get out of the editing stage.
Pat Henson, Certified Veterinary Technician
Once upon a time, long, long ago, Pat graduated from the SPC Vet Tech program. After working in a mixed animal practice for 28 years and the SPCA for 3 years, she joyfully joined the All Cats team in 2008 with her growing kittie clan including Spike, Butters, Effie, and more! In her free time she fosters and raises orphan kittens. Over the last 30+ years she has raised and adopted out thousands of babies to loving homes. She is happy that many of these precious babies have been adopted by the wonderful circle of our All Cats family of clients and staff ; ) There are always more so please keep adopting!!
Natalie Meadow-Arndt, Certified Veterinary Technician
Natalie moved from Arizona to Florida in 2005. From a very young age, she had a passion to help animals. She recalls her first pet was a stray calico cat named Pumpkin that she would push around in a baby buggy. She pursued that passion and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in 2013. She shares her home with her spouse, three dogs, Chloe, Casper and Willow and four cats, Tucker, Noel, Gabriel and Simon Peter. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, paddle boarding and other various outdoor activities. She joined the All Cats Hospital team in September 2017.
Deb Attreau, Receptionist
Deb has been a veterinary receptionist for over 20 years. Her first front desk job was right here at All Cats in 1995 and she rejoined the “team” in 2012. If you ask her, she’ll be the first to tell you, she loves what she does.
Deb and her husband of 45 years share their home with 2 crazy dogs and 7 cats (several of those, of course, were adopted from All Cats Hospital). It can be a dangerous place to work for a lover of the feline species.
In her spare time Deb enjoys reading, gardening, movies and finding new exciting restaurants for leisurely weekend lunches with friends.
Julie Blaskovich, Hospital Assistant
Julie is originally from Chicago but moved to St. Petersburg in 2009. She has been working in Animal Hospitals for about 15 years filling various positions. Julie and her husband Scott have 2 teenagers, 5 dogs and a new kitten that they adopted from All Cats Hospital. Julie enjoys riding her horse, running and yard work!
Sara Miles, Hospital Assistant
Sara graduated from a North Carolina university in 2016 where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Largo to continue her education at the SPC Vet tech program. She has worked and volunteered with all kinds of animals over the past several years and finds that working with cats is extremely rewarding. When she isn’t in class or at All Cats Hospital, she enjoys SCUBA diving, kayaking and simply hanging out at the beach.
Vicki Lance, Hospital Administrator
Vicki is a Michigan native. There she earned her BS in Speech Pathology at Central Michigan University. Upon graduation she realized that her truest passion was for helping animals and so she discontinued her Speech Path career and has been working in various capacities with animals ever since.
Vicki shares her home with her husband Kevin, 2 large pooches Ghita and Buddha, and 3 cats Blitz, Twiggy, and Savvy.
In her spare time Vicki enjoys listening to music of all genres (but especially live acoustic), cooking, trying new cuisines, herb gardening, biking, golfing, visiting friends and family in Michigan (as well as entertaining them when they visit), and road trips with her husband.
Dickens, Office Manager
Dickens was a pauper from the lonely dangerous streets of Largo, rescued by a caring client and put in our care. He did not have a microchip so we had no way to locate his owner. He quickly became our official greeter. He is a purr factory, purse lounger, connoisseur of the finest food, calmer of stress and comforter of sadness. He stoically sits for all in need of hugs and reassurance. He is the raiser of kittens, teaching them when to ignore and when to annoy. He believes everyone who comes through our doors is here just to adore him. He basks in the love and attention. He is our Prince and we are his faithful subjects and accommodating servants, as it should be! He was not a youngster when he acquired his kingdom but we hope he will stay the ruler for many years to come.