Dr. Brian Hayes received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1994, after graduating from Cornell College with a degree in biology. He began his career in mixed large and small animal practice at Victor Veterinary Associates in Victor, Iowa. In 1996 he transferred to Cedar Rapids Animal Hospital and Blairs Ferry Pet Hospital. Dr. Hayes established the Cat Clinic of Iowa City in July 2002. He is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners and continues to add to his veterinary knowledge by attending annual seminars, conferences and continuing education courses. He and his wife, Beth, have two children and two cats. They live in the Iowa City area.
Natalie Taylor began working as a Registered Veterinary Technician at the Cat Clinic of Iowa City after graduating from Kirkwood Community College in 2008. She is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has a special interest in combating feline boredom through environmental enrichment. Natalie also manages the Cat Clinic’s Facebook and Pinterest pages and writes for the Cat Clinic’s blog. Prior to attending Kirkwood, she received her BA in English at the University of Iowa. Interests outside veterinary medicine include reading and backpacking. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, Jason, and four cats.
Katie Lucas started working as a Registered Veterinary Technician at the Cat Clinic of Iowa City after completing the Veterinary Technician program at Kirkwood Community College in 2012. She previously attended the University of Iowa with a focus in chemistry. Outside of work Katie enjoys quiet movie nights and playing euchre. Katie lives in Iowa City with her husband, Steve, two cats, and a dog.