Dr. Pamela Frank: I have been a member of the Cat Care team since August 1999 and I love my job. I feel very fortunate that I am able to work in an environment that caters to cats and their owners.
My husband and I graduated from Michigan State University in 1985. Yes, my husband is also a veterinarian and we married one week after graduation. We headed out east where I was employed at a couple of small animal practices. In 1990, we came home to Michigan to be closer to our families and I continued to work as a small animal practitioner. In 1995, I heard Dr. Norsworthy speak at a local veterinary conference about feline-only medicine and I became very interested in this specialty.
At Cat Care, I have been able to pursue this interest in feline health care. I really enjoy the challenge of internal medicine cases and try to attend feline continuing education when possible. I have been a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners since 1999 and the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1985.
On a personal note, I am the mother of two wonderful daughters. My oldest daughter is a software engineer and lives in Seattle with her husband and son. My youngest daughter is a journalist and works for a business magazine in Detroit. My husband is an equine veterinarian and works as a horse racing analyst for the State of Michigan I have 3 great cats – Trinity the crazy Bengal, Tonks, and Lily. They bring a smile to my face every day even when Trinity is doing something naughty or Tonks and Lily are rearranging the newspaper pile. My other passion is traveling so my husband and I plan to visit some new areas of the world in the next few years.
Dr. Tamara A. Sloan- I joined Cat Care, PC in March of 2004. Since my husband, Pat, who is not a veterinarian, refers to me as “The Crazy Cat Lady,” I guess I have the perfect job!
Although I grew up with multiple kitties in the Chicago suburbs, I attended the University of Michigan undergrad because I planned to follow my dad into human medicine. Late in my senior year I realized that I would rather treat meowy four-footed patients, so I took a year off and applied to vet school. I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana in 2002. My husband and I immediately moved back to Southeast Michigan, where I worked for almost two years at a small animal practice before landing my dream job here at Cat Care, PC.
Pat and I live with our three cats in the western suburbs. Morrolan (aka Roly Badger) is our very dapper black and white Tuxedo chap. Seamus (“shaymus”) is the cutest, sweetest buff and white boy EVER, in my totally biased opinion! His sister, Aine (“awwwwn-ya”), is a beautiful brown tabby girl with hints of tortoiseshell on her back.