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, one cat, and one dog. 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, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Pet Professional Guild. She is a Level Two Fear-Free Certified® Professional and has a special interest in helping clients prevent and manage behavior problems. Natalie volunteers weekly at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. 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.
Sarah 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 2018. Sarah is a Level Two Fear-Free Certified® Professional and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. She is an instructor for the National Kitten Coalition and has been fostering neonatal kittens for the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center for 10 years. Prior to coming to the Cat Clinic, she received her BA in Communications at the University of Iowa. When she’s not working, you’ll find Sarah and her partner PJ on the Iowa River kayaking, at the dog park with their 2 beagles or snuggled up with their 3 adult cats.