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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at CatTails Feline Health Center!

  • Dr.
    Laurie Clauss
    Dr. Clauss has been a lover of cats since her early childhood. A graduate of Colorado State University's Veterinary School in 1994, she practiced in Seattle for a few years before moving back to our beautiful state. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, she opened CatTails Feline Health Center in 2003.
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  • Dr.
    Melissa Guillory
    Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Guillory is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College. Her love of felines initiated her path in veterinary medicine, beginning with taming feral kittens as a toddler, and then volunteering at a local shelter in the cat ward during college while studying Dietetics.
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  • Guy Dufort
    Practice Manager
    Guy has been the Practice Manager for CatTails since 2005. Prior to this he was employed as the AV manager for the Marriott Luxury and Wyndham Grand Hotels. Throughout his entire adult life Guy has also been and continues to be a professional musician, performing with local and national acts as well as recording for original artists, radio and television ads.
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  • Ali
    Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
    Ali graduated in 2006 from Bel-Rea with an Associates of Applied Science in Animal Technology. While getting her education, she volunteered with Animal Emergency Care Center, and worked for 2 years in small animal practice. She is originally from Florida, but moved to Colorado when she was 2. She has a 13 year old son named Alex, and has three cats Tinga, Molly and Sebastian, along with 2 turtles, Pudge and Smudge.
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  • Christy
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Christy recently joined the Cattails team in February of 2017. She holds a BA in Classical Languages. She has worked for 11 years in the feline veterinary field, and graduated from Bel-Rea with anAssociates of Applied Sciences in Animal Technology in 2013. She has volunteered with big cat facilities, and keeps track of her own herd of cats at home. Originally from South Carolina, she and her husband moved from to Colorado in 2003. Her interests outside of work include movies, long books, good music, and naps. Vacation time often means travelling, both domestic and international, where she can practice a bit of amateur photography (28 states, 15 countries,and counting…).

  • Phyllis
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    After sending two children off to college, she attended the then newly established Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in Colorado Springs, receiving her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2011. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician in Colorado since July 2011 and has worked at CatTails since December 2013.Phyllis has worked in general practices with cats, dogs, and exotics. Cats have always been part of her life and her current pet family includes a Maine Coon mix, a Ragdoll-Birman mix, a bearded dragon, and two birds, a conure parrot and a cockatiel. When not at CatTails, Phyllis enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and walking her cats.

  • Kate
    Client Service Representative
    Kate has been with CatTails since 2005, and loves everything 'kitty.' She was born in England and came to the states with her parents when they immigrated. She enjoys traveling, and has many fun stories about her adventures! She also likes reading, gardening, long walks, foreign movies, and spending time at home with her own kitties and family.
  • April
    Lead Veterinary Assistant

    April graduated from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine back in 2014. She has been working in hospitals ranging from small animal clinics to emergency clinics and even worked with cattle for a short time. She is planning on going back to school soon to get her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and minor in Rehabilitation before pursuing her dream career of working with tigers in a rescue and rehabilitation setting.When she’s not working or exploring beautiful Colorado, she enjoys painting,blues dancing, volunteering, and organizing anything you give her.

  • Yashira
    Veterinary Assistant
    Yashira graduated from PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Assistant. She loves animals of all kinds, and has several of her own, including 4 dogs, 2 cats, 3 parakeets, and a few Koi. She enjoys spending time with her 2 year old daughter, including doing crafts, hiking and dancing.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule - Closed some Saturdays

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed