A quiet, peaceful environment for all of your cat's care, away from the stress of barking dogs...
We have made a commitment to devote our lives towards caring for animals...
A quiet, peaceful environment for all of your cat's care, away from the stress of barking dogs...

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Edward W. Kurose, DVM

Dr. Edward W. Kurose, DVM

Dr. Ned Kurose founded Strawberry Hill Animal Hospital in 1987 and co-founded A Cat's Place in 1997. Here since the beginning, he's helped the practices grow and expand into what they are today. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1981 as a biology major and then as a Florida Gator, graduated University of Florida with his veterinary degree in 1986. Practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years, he's become the head surgeon on Strawberry Hill and A Cat's Place. With his interest and continued education and training, he's become our practice's specialist on orthopedic cases. When not at the animal hospitals, Dr. Kurose enjoys gardening with his wife Julie, spending time with his family, boating and running. They share their home with Russell (an Irish Setter) and their three cats – Phoebe, Huck and Finn.

Dr. David S. Santisi, DVM

One of the owners and a practicing veterinarian at Strawberry Hill Animal Hospital and A Cat's Place, Dr. Dave Santisi has been an influential part of Strawberry Hill for over 16 years. He got his B.S. in Animal Science as well as his veterinary degree from Cornell University. He's been working here since graduating as a DVM in 1993 and has helped continue to promote the family environment he found here. Dr. Santisi has spent time continuing his education in eye surgery, managing animal hospitals and feline medicine. With that interest in feline medicine, he helped create the quiet cat specialized facility, A Cat's Place. When not at Strawberry Hill or A Cat's Place, he lives with his wife, Sarah, his sons, Logan and Kyle and cat, Eli. He enjoys playing and watching sports, travelling and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Katherine Shores, DVM

Dr. Kara Caldwell, DVM

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