Meet Cathy and Maddie

Here at East Towne Pet Clinic, we greatly enjoy getting to know each of you and your beloved pets!  In an effort to return the favor, this is a continuation of our series of posts to introduce you to our staff members and their special furry friends.

Cathy helping with a dental on Dr. Liz's cat at East Towne Pet Clinic

Cathy helping with a dental on Dr. Liz's cat at East Towne Pet Clinic

Cathy, CVT
Cathy has been working at East Towne Pet Clinic for two and a half years.  Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, she has also lived in northwest Wisconsin and south-central Vermont.  Cathy moved to Madison six years ago to pursue Veterinary Technician school, and she has considered it home ever since.  When not at work, Cathy enjoys exploring all the wonderful sights, sounds, nature, and FOODS that Madison has to offer.  She is fond of running, biking, hiking, cooking (then eating!), and traveling.  She enjoys going up to visit her parents in scenic northwest WI, driving down to the Chicagoland area to see old friends, and/or adventuring in whichever direction the wind may blow her!  She is the single dog-parent of Maddie, a fluffy rescue dog who always keeps her on her toes.

Cathy having a good time out and about in Madison

Cathy having a good time out and about in Madison

Maddie (formally Madigan A. Doogal)
Maddie is an Australian Shepherd/Husky mix from a little shelter in Black River Falls, WI.  Found wandering the streets of the city around St. Patrick's Day wearing nothing but a four-leaf clover collar, the shelter originally named her Patty.  To stay true to her Irish roots, Cathy decided to name her Madigan, an Irish name meaning "little dog".  Maddie has been contributing tons of long, fluffy dog hair to Cathy's life and homestead for the past six years.  Her favorite things are tromping through the snow, playing frisbee, and being a downright ham when meeting new people.

Ms. Madigan A. Doogal and her favorite chicken cat toy

Ms. Madigan A. Doogal and her favorite chicken cat toy

Nicknames: Ham Hock, Turkey Leg, Crazy Eye, Sassy Pants, Li'l Ottoman
Favorite toy:  ridiculous crinkly chicken cat toy (pictured in the above photo!)
Favorite pastimes: chasing (and sometimes awesomely catching!) the frisbee, running maniacally around the dog park without care, napping
Special talent: melting hearts with her wiggly butt
Most endearing quirk: wagging her tail in her sleep

Maddie looking magical in front of the autumn sun.

Maddie looking magical in front of the autumn sun.

Cathy and Maddie enjoying some time at a lake up north.

Cathy and Maddie enjoying some time at a lake up north.