About House Vets for House Pets

Located in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, OH, House Vets for House Pets is a full service, AAHA accredited veterinary clinic offering comprehensive preventive treatment, surgical procedures and additional medical diagnostics. We also provide the perfect place for your pet to stay when you leave town, or even just for the day with our pet boarding and doggie day care services.

Read more about our compassionate staff and facilities, and call us anytime at 513-474-8381 or click here to make an appointment online.

Dr. Kamaria Catalan, Veterinarian


Dr. Catalan is our senior veterinarian and CEO of House Vets for House Pets. Dr. Catalan has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1996. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University, majoring in Zoology and minoring in Chemistry. After undergraduate school, she obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Michigan State University.

Dr. Catalan is a native Michigander, but has lived in Cincinnati now for 17 years with her husband and two teenage sons.

Dr. Catalan has never wanted to pursue any career other than veterinary medicine. It has been her dream since childhood. The first job that she ever held in a veterinary clinic was at the age of 14, and she has worked in multiple aspects of pet care ever since. She has always been fascinated with medicine and, of course, loved all kinds of animals. Oddly enough, the most rewarding aspect of her job is helping people. Dr. Catalan enjoys empowering the owner to amek the poper health decisions for their pets and helping to provide a clear understanding of their pet's illness or health care needs.

Dr. Catalan is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, a pulic service organization, a current trustee on the board of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Assocation, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Our veterinarian likes to spend her free time enjoying the company of her family and friends. She is fond of gardening, art exhibits, local travel, and has recently explored the world of salsa dancing.

Like many of our team members, she also enjoys the relationships that she has developed with clients and pets that she has helped. Feel free to call with any questions, concerns, or compliments. She is very proud of her practice and the dedicated team she employs.

Dr. Emily Talaga, Veterinarian


I grew up in the Chicago suburbs in a house full of animals.  I worked in a variety of settings caring for pets prior to vet school.  I attended Cornell University for both my undergraduate degree in animal science and my veterinary degree.  After graduation in 2009, I spent a year in my hometown doing an internship in medicine and surgery to further my education.  I was an associate veterinarian in northeastern Pennsylvania for 2 years prior to relocating to Cincinnati and joining House Vets in March of 2013.  My main interests are post-operative or post-injury rehabilitation, preventative care, and strengthening the human-animal bond. I am a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, trained through the University of Tennessee to create and perform physical rehabilitation on injured or ill pets.

In my spare time, I love taking walks with my 2 dogs and my husband, baking, and board games.  I also do pet photography as a fun way to interact with animals without the stress of the hospital!  Come see me in the office or on www.dogdayphotography.com

Felicia W., Hospital Administrator


I have two wonderful pets at home; Keppi (Westie) and Karlo (Yorkie). They are my little children! I grew up in Chicago, and am a true city girl at heart. Ensuring pet safety and client satisfaction is my number one priority here at HVHP.  We treat every animal as if it was our own, and are honored that you have selected us to care for your pet.

In my spare time I enjoy watching my fiancé play softball, and even try and get a few home runs myself! I am also a self proclaimed Master Chef, and love to try all sorts of food!

Cindy Alvey, Veterinary Assistant


My name is Cindy Alvey. I have been with House Vets since 2005. I am honored to work here everyday, I get to be part of so many avenues of the business. My greatest love is building strong customer relationships and making a connection with animals that are older and in their geriatric years. I have no children but I have my wonderful dog Ella Bella and 9 cats, and a bunny.

I grew up on a farm in Bethel Ohio. We had every animal under the sun. I love all living things, anything with a heartbeat has a value and a worth. I am a true country girl with a little city flare.

Marie S., Veterinary Assistant

My name is Marie.  I am currently an Animal Biology student at the University of Cincinnati.  I have had a passion for the animal work field since I was a young girl.  I am an aspiring vet.  I have two cats, three dogs, and two fish.

AnnMarie Slaughter, Veterinary Technician

My name is AnnMarie and I have been a credentialed veterinary technician for almost 20 years, but I've had animals and worked with them almost my whole life! I was a shy kid, so animals were sort of my refuge--someone to talk to that wouldn't judge. I think that's what I love most about them. I currently have 2 old kitties--17 years! I have been referred to as "the Cat Whisperer" by former co-workers. I guess I am kind of a cat person, but I love working with dogs!

I'm originally from Louisville, but moved here 8 years ago. In my free time, I enjoy speding time with my husband and attending my 7 year old son's many sporting events.

Tiffany Shepherd, Lead Receptionist


I have been with House Vets since 2011. I am the front office team leader and receptionist. I feel very lucky that I have the opportunity to be part of this wonderful family. My favorite part of the job is educating clients on the importance of wellness compliance.  Making sure that a pet has the best care possible is really important to me.  I have a wonderful five year old son and two spoiled rotten dogs.  When I am not at work, I spend every minute with them!

Staff Outings and Team Building Events

Enjoying a Cincinnati Reds game!

We take a lot of pride in the fact we are a very close group of workers. We consider each of us as friends and are always trying to get together and do activities  to continue to build strong long term relationships between us.

We think these activities are a critical tool to ensure that our bond between each other will also be the bond you feel as a client when you visit our facility. We are always trying to make new relationships and continue to build on the ones we already have with our clients.



AAHA Accreditation party!

AAHA party

To celebrate our achievement of AAHA Accreditation, the whole team got together, along with some clients who wanted to celebrate with us! We had a photo area and some props, and decided to make good use of them!

Staff Fun Photo

Yes! We do have a lot of fun together!

We figured we should know what it feels like to be a pet wearing an E-collar. We all learned quickly that everything echoes and it can get hot, but we got used to them. We had fun!

Call us anytime at 513-474-8381 or click here to make an appointment online.