Katrina Breitreiter, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Dr. Katrina Breitreiter, or “Dr. Kat the Cat Doctor,” as some call her, is the owner of South Austin Cat Hospital. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Breitreiter began her career helping cats by working in shelter medicine and performing TNR for outdoor living cats in Austin, Texas. She then worked in small animal general practice for three years while pursuing advanced training in feline medicine through the University of Sydney. In 2017, Dr. Breitreiter made the decision to work exclusively with feline patients and opened South Austin Cat Hospital. In 2020, Dr. Breitreiter became the first veterinarian in the city of Austin to obtain board certification through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in feline practice. She is one of only approximately 80 feline specialists world-wide.
In addition to her work at SACH, Dr. Breitreiter is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and the Paw Project. She also serves on the advisory board for Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.
Dr. Breitreiter is passionate about making the world a better place for cats. Her special areas of interest include internal medicine, pain management, feline behavior, and feline welfare. She has published work in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and other scientific journals.
When not working, Dr. Breitreiter enjoys yoga, playing video games & board games, reading, and travel. She and her husband share their home with their six feline fur-babies.
Brooke Robertson, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)
Dr. Brooke Robertson joined the team at South Austin Cat Hospital in 2019. She was born and raised in the foothills of western North Carolina. She graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Following graduation she completed a small animal rotating internship at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). She continued at VMCVM for two more years completing a residency with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in canine and feline practice. She obtained ABVP diplomate status in canine and feline practice in 2020. Feline patients have always been her passion and throughout her residency she focused on low stress handling and creating a cat friendly environment.
Dr. Robertson is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and American Veterinary Medical Association. Her special areas of interest include feline behavior, dentistry, ophthalmology and internal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, her other interests include traveling and spending time with her own fantastic feline companions. She is very excited to be part of the team at South Austin Cat Hospital and have the opportunity to focus her efforts on the wellbeing of all feline patients.
Sara Thomas, DVM
Dr. Sara Thomas is excited to start her dream job as a veterinarian at South Austin Cat Hospital! Dr. Thomas was born and raised in beautiful Austin, TX. After being heavily involved in the animal shelter world in Austin for several years, Dr. Thomas decided to pursue the career of veterinary medicine. Dr. Thomas finished her undergraduate degree at Texas State University in 2016, then moved to the Midwest where she graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020. Throughout veterinary school, Dr. Thomas made a point to soak up as much feline knowledge as possible, as well as practice and teach low-stress feline handling. She was known as the “cat person” in her veterinary class.
Dr. Thomas is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and plans to pursue additional certification in feline medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Thomas’ special areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, geriatric wellness, and internal medicine. The human-animal bond is something very important to Dr. Thomas, and educating and working with clients is something she very much enjoys. She can’t wait to meet you and provide the highest standard of care for your feline companion! Dr. Thomas also plans to remain active in animal sheltering, welfare, and perform high quality, high volume spay and neuter as a volunteer.
When not taking care of her feline patients, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and of course her feline family members. In her free time, she loves being outdoors and eating in one of Austin’s many delicious restaurants.
Sarah McDaniel, DVM
Dr. Sarah McDaniel grew up just outside of Houston, Texas. She graduated with a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and continued her stay in College Station to complete veterinary school. She graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2021. She started her career in small animal emergency medicine before transitioning to feline exclusive practice and joining South Austin Cat Hospital. Dr. McDaniel has been passionate about helping cats throughout her life. She grew up in a household with multiple adopted feline friends and learned a great deal about low-stressow stress feline handling while working in a veterinary hospital during her undergraduate studies. She has continued to pursue her interest in feline medicine during veterinary school and in her career.
Dr. McDaniel is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care for her feline patients and clients. Her special areas of interest include feline nutrition, internal medicine, behavior, and emergency medicine.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. McDaniel enjoys working out, traveling, adventuring outdoors, and spending quality time with her two feline family members.
Jennifer Jordan, DVM
Dr. Jen Jordan has practiced veterinary medicine and surgery for almost twenty years, and has been in love with cats her entire life. A graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, she has lived and worked on both coasts until relocating to Austin in 2017.
Dr. J was thrilled to join the team at South Austin Cat Hospital in spring of 2018; her focus had long been feline wellness and behavioral medicine, and at SACH she has the opportunity to devote herself to cats completely.
When Dr. J isn’t hard at work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, exploring the Texas Hill Country, and spending time with her own very fluffy felines.