Dr. Elizabeth O'Brien graduated from OVC in 1985 and became the only feline specialist in Hamilton when she became a Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Feline Practice in 1999. Our "Dr. Liz" is the visionary for Cat Healthy, whose mission is to increase the value of owned, homeless and feral cats in communities across Canada. Through her leadership, Dr. Liz brought together the five board certified feline practitioners in Canada and industry partners to create the Cat Healthy initiative and resources including the Feline Preventive Healthcare Protocols. She has received numerous awards including the HBSPCA Jean Rumney Memorial Award, the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society Humanitarian Award and in 2014 was recipient of the prestigious CVMA Small Animal Practitioner of the Year Award for Canada. As a life-long Hamiltonian, she continues to be an advocate for the cats in our community and country as well as enjoys caring for patients at both The Cat Clinic and Village Cat Clinic.