The Memorial Cat Hospital Story
History of Memorial Cat Hospital
After having owned a veterinary practice that catered to multiple species, Dr. Bill Folger, DVM, MS, ABVP (Feline) returned to the Houston neighborhood where he’d grown up to open Memorial Cat Hospital in 1993 – The Year of the Cat
Why a “Cat Only” Veterinary Practice in Houston?
Dr. Folger had a vision of providing a safe, quiet environment for cat owners to come for excellent diagnostic and internal medicine advice from board certified feline specialists. Unlike animal hospitals that serve multiple species, Memorial Cat Hospital is committed to the unique needs of the cat. With its exquisitely developed sense of likes and dislikes, the cat’s nutritional, medical and behavioral needs are distinctly different. Memorial Cat Hospital doctors and staff provide committed, compassionate care for cats in all life stages. They strive to improve knowledge, treatment and humane care of all cats.
Our Vets Know Cats
Your unique cat deserves a uniquely qualified veterinarian. Only a small group of doctors have earned the title “Diplomate” from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). There are fewer than 100 Board Certified Feline Specialists in existence. Memorial Cat Hospital in Houston has the distinction of being the only veterinary clinic in the world devoted to cats, with three board certified feline specialists in one place. The veterinarians at Memorial Cat Hospital made the choice to undergo a long, difficult process of additional studies and examination to become board certified specialists. It takes up to six years to complete the process, and every 10 years, veterinarians must recertify—something most other specialty groups simply do not require.
Cats Unique Needs
Memorial Cat Hospital’s medical services range from routine examination and wellness visits to specialized diagnostic examination and complex disease management. Services include: Chronic Disease Management, Geriatric Evaluations and Hospice Care, Radiographic Procedures, State-of-the-Art Dental Procedures, Multi Modal Pain Management Therapies, Ultrasound Scans, Surgery, Gastrointestinal Disease Treatment, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine, Urinary Disorders and Behavioral Therapy and Treatment. While we are a Houston-based practice, we do provide consultation services world-wide.