- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art veterinary care with a warm and compassionate touch.
Our facilities were built with your cat in mind: our waiting room is quiet, free of barking dogs and sudden noises; our exam rooms are spacious, well-lit, and comfortable; our boarding suite has large condos for peaceful naps and a playroom for running and climbing.
Our doctors work here because they love cats and wholly believe in compassion and excellence in medicine. With a combined 70+ years of practice, they have the knowledge, experience, and compassion that both you and your cat deserve.
Our staff, from boarding technicians to receptionists, nurses to doctors, are committed to helping you give your cat a healthy, happy life.
Dr. Denise Kessler
Dr. Denise Kessler earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1990 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. In her first years of practice, she saw the need for warm and personal specialized care for her feline patients and their owners. She worked in Vermont’s first cat only hospital from its beginning. With a vision to provide a hospital in the embrace of warm and comfortable surroundings, Dr. Kessler founded and opened Affectionately Cats in 1993.
Dr. Alison Knox
Dr. Alison Knox (Sunny) earned her doctorate from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine (Cornell) in 1979. After practicing in a surgical referral practice in New York’s Hudson Valley for 14 years, she moved with her family to Vermont and joined Brown Animal Hospital. After 28 years in general small animal practice she welcomed the chance to focus on felines when Affectionately Cats opened their Williston Office in 2007. The patients of Affectionately Cats benefit from Dr. Knox’s many years of practice experience.
Dr. Elizabeth Berger
Dr. Elizabeth Berger earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Berger then entered feline practice at The Cat Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the first feline veterinary hospitals in the United States. Dr. Berger returned home to her native Vermont and joined Affectionately Cats in 1994.