Catherine A. Grey, aka Dr. Cat, DVM, Medical DirectorDVM, Tuskegee University
Dr. Grey is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan, growing up in the city, Queens, the West Indies, and Westchester. Dr. Grey always wanted to be a veterinarian, since she was 5 years old. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather (DVM from the Ohio State University, 1919), she graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1983, Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a B.S. in zoology form Michigan State University.
Dr. Grey has been in private practice for 26 years, on Long Island. She supplemented her experiences in private practice with emergency medicine at the Nassau Animal Emergency Clinic in Westbury, alternating part-time and full time there, for 17 of those years. In addition, she taught veterinary technicians at Suffolk Community college, and has done volunteer work at the Tuba City Veterinary Clinic in Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. Over the years, Dr. Grey has given numerous talks to students from grade school level through high school, educating young people about the various opportunities in veterinary medicine.
On a personal note, Dr. Grey enjoys gardening, working out, cooking (AND EATING) exotic foods--her latest foray has been into Moroccan food--, jazz concerts, museums, collecting worthless art objects from different countries, and shopping for shoes.....:) Her greatest passions, however, are traveling to exotic places (Madagascar, Zanzibar, Galapagos, Tasmania, Morocco, Turkey, and more), and photography of animals, environment, and cultures on her expeditions. Various examples of her photography may be seen on the walls of the hospital.
Dr. Grey does not currently have any dogs, because she feels it would be unfair to keep a dog couped up without his pack member for 10-14hrs a day, which is frequently her schedule.
Dr. Grey's current family consists of four children: Nefertari (Egyptian for "The most beautiful of them all")--a silky black female rescued cat with attitude; Otta (Arabic for "cat")--a supersweet beautiful but possesive, long red tabby female rescued cat; Rameses (the longest reigning and most prolific of all the Egyptian pharoahs)---a purebred male Pixiebob (domestic descendants of bobcats) who is not the smartest, but the most adorable, loving, mushcat at a fit 15lbs and still growing, and King Tut (Egyptian for "In the image of a king")--a medium haired male purebred Pixiebob, who unquestionably knows he's royalty, as he constantly struts and grooms himself, as well as everyone else in the house (a king can't be seen with dirty cohorts!).