We care for your cats like they’re our own!
Each and every one one of us is here because we care about cats. From our receptionists to our doctor, we all understand that each role in our hospital is crucial to proper health care. Our hospital is staffed with caring individuals that have dedicated their professional lives to providing quality health care to our feline patients.
Our staff shares in the love and compassion you have for your cats. To us, our cats are part of the family, and they make our lives more enriched and complete every day.
Dr. Kimberly Scutchfield
Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Scutchfield is the founder and sole doctor at The Cat Doctor of Monroe. She believes in gentle, compassionate care for all her furry patients, treating each as if it were her own. Dr. Scutchfield also believes in involving the owner in the decision process for their cat’s care and will take the time to listen to their concerns and discuss the available options.
After working in the insurance and financial planning field as a licensed insurance agent and mutual funds representative for several years, Dr. Scutchfield decided to pursue her interest in animal health. Following graduation from Oakland University in 2004, Dr. Scutchfield attended the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University, graduating in 2008. Dr. Scutchfield was awarded the Senior Student Award from the American Association of Feline Practitioners for her commitment to feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Scutchfield began her professional career at a leading feline-only veterinary hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and working toward board certification in feline medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Scutchfield is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Information Network, an online service she uses to consult with specialists and other veterinarians, as well as exploring the latest advancements in feline medicine.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Dessie graduated with her veterinary technology degree from Stautzenberger College in 2010 and has been licensed and working in the field since then. Dessie and her partner, Ryan, have three children. They have quite a furry and feathered family that includes two dogs, six cats, two rats, a horse, geese, ducks, and guinea hens. Dessie is our storyteller, and it’s not uncommon for her to lend a hand to an animal in need—whether it’s a cat or a duck!
Tayler graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2018. She’s been working in the veterinary field since 2015. Tayler enjoys spending time up north, kayaking, and reading. She shares her home with four cats and “Quill Smith” the hedgehog. Tayler is most likely to wear “crazy cat lady clothes” and carry on a conversation with your cat!
Melissa got her veterinary technology degree in Pittsburgh in 2004, and she practiced for six years before starting a family. She rejoined the veterinary field with us in 2019. Melissa and her husband have three children as well as two dogs and three cats. Melissa is our bundle of energy, always ready to jump in and lend a hand!
Our Hospital Policies
Dr. Scutchfield is our sole doctor, and we are sometimes out of the building at a house call or holding a training meeting. To provide for a pleasant experience, office visits are by appointment. You may arrange your appointment by calling us at 734-682-5596. Please keep in mind that emergency cases will always receive top priority, followed by patients with previously scheduled appointments. A missed appointment is a missed opportunity for other patients. Please be considerate and call at least 24 hours ahead of time if you need to reschedule.
We ask that your cat be confined to a carrier to avoid any mishaps. Cats feel more secure and are safer when restricted to a carrier.
The Cat Doctor of Monroe recognizes the importance of protecting the personal privacy of its clients, its patients, and those individuals who simply visit our site. Your privacy is also protected in our hospital. At no time is any information given out about the client or the pet without the consent of the owner.
Fees are set to allow us to provide you and your cat quality medical care. They not only pay for operating costs, but they allow our staff to attend continuing education and allow us to update our equipment for your cat’s health and safety. Payment is due at the time services are provided. Sorry, we do not bill.
For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (with a valid MI State ID or MI driver’s license)
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Gift certificates
- Scratchpay: www.scratchpay.com
- CareCredit: www.carecredit.com
Stray and Abandoned Animal Policy
The Cat Doctor of Monroe is a hospital for cats. We are unable to take unwanted cats or kittens. However, some assume that we are a shelter or rescue service. We simply do not have the facilities or funds to care for all the cats in need. If you need help finding homes for your unwanted pets, please contact a rescue shelter or organization. All cats abandoned at our hospital will be taken to Monroe County Animal Control.