Katy Hazzard, VMD
Chief of Staff
Dr. Hazzard was born in Boston, but grew up in many states across the United States before finally making her way back to Boston in 2021, for the love of cats! Her parents are from Winchester and Newton, and most of her core family is in medicine in one form or another, including doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Dr. Hazzard was the first veterinarian, however. Personal home is Vermont and professional home is Boston, so she is enjoying the most of both the rural outdoor life on weekends and city life during the week!
She completed her Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, with a minor in philosophy, at Denison University, then attended the University of Pennsylvania for her Veterinary Medical Doctorate. In veterinary school, she was a technician in the Section of Medical Genetics helping to research and care for cats with genetic
diseases, was president of the Feline Club, and was a Veterinary Medical Student Government representative. She completed externships at Angell Memorial in neurology and internal medicine, as well as at the University of Florida in shelter medicine and ophthalmology. She has practiced feline exclusive medicine for eight years of her 20+ years of veterinary small animal practice and is ecstatic to be devoted exclusively to cats again. In 2017, she completed a 300-credit
hour, one-year feline internal medicine course while on a sabbatical in Colorado, and did house calls for cats while there, too.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hazzard loves endurance running, hiking, and most individual athletic sports, as well as knitting and reading when the elements are too crazy outside. Her husband is a digital health and wearable expert, continually convincing her to try all of the latest gadgets. They
have four beautiful cats, including two rescues from Maine with Siamese genetics, an Abyssinian, and an Ocicat.