The Cat Doctor

1037 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Information About Your Veterinarian:

Dr. Simpson and her cat SabrinaAlice L. Simpson, DVM

The daughter of a National Park Service naturalist, Dr. Alice Simpson has been fond of animals since she was a child growing up in national parks.  She decided while in high school to become a veterinarian and upon graduation, attended Colorado State University for her pre-veterinary course work.  After two years she was accepted into the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with highest honors at the head of her class in 1970.  

In 1974 she and her husband moved to Sonoma County.  After thirteen years in small animal practice, she chose to concentrate on feline medicine and opened her practice, The Cat Doctor, in Santa Rosa in 1987.

Dr. Simpson is committed to Continuing Education in the field of feline medicine and attends seminars regularly in order to bring the most current medical knowledge and techniques to her patients and clients.  She is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Alice Simpson is a Cat Person.  She was raised as a Dog Person by loving parents who were Dog People.  But in veterinary school she met her husband-to-be, who was a Cat Person since childhood, and he brought a cat into the marriage.  Soon there were more cats in the household.  Over the next 17 years of owing cats and dogs and working with both species in the veterinary hospital, she gradually began liking cats more and more, until eventually she morphed into a Cat Person. This doesn't mean she doesn't like dogs but only that she is now a Cat Person who loves all animals.

Her favorite hobby is riding and driving horses.  She owns Hackney Horses, a rare and endangered breed, and competes with them in carriage driving and dressage. Other hobbies include gardening/landscaping.


Veterinary Information Network


American Association of Feline Practitioners 

 American Veterinary Medical Association

California Veterinary Medical Association 

Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association