The Cat Doctor

1037 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Our Staff

The staff at The Cat Doctor consists of dedicated professionals who love cats and have a special interest in cats and feline medicine.

Kirstienne Fernandez

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kirstienne comes from a big family-which has had its fair share of other species besides humans. Growing up she was surrounded by a dog, cats, parakeets, turtles, hermit crabs, hamsters, and goldfish. Her heart currently belongs to one cat, Radio. She's in school at the SRJC to become a Registered Veterinary Technician with the dreams of specializing in emergency medicine and a recent interest in anesthesia. Her hobbies include playing the drums and ukulele, trying to cook what she sees on the Food Network, road trips, and hiking. Her favorite animal is the penguin.

Crissie Twombly

Registered Veterinary Technician

Crissie began her love of cats early, starting to bring stray cats and kittens home as soon as she could walk. She started out her career in veterinary medicine working at the Healdsburg Animal Shelter until starting work at The Cat Doctor in 2002.  She received her Veterinary Technician license through the SRJC in 2011 and her national license in 2013. Crissie shares her home with her three spoiled cats Bug, Missy Miss Pants, and Villain. Her interests include anything cat, reading, and origami, and her ultimate goal is to move to East Africa and work with big cats.