Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kat (Angela Katafiasz, DVM, MS)

Practice Owner, DVM, Lead DVM on Dental Team

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Kat “escaped” to Michigan to obtain a B.S. in Animal Science, DVM, and M.S. in Food Safety through MSU. She is a member of the Veterinary Dental Academy and has a special interest in dentistry. Dr. Kat became a veterinary professional because she loves animals and wanted to make a difference in their lives. Now she loves the challenge that Vet Med provides. When she is not working, Dr. Kat enjoys reading, spending time with her daughter and husband, and eating good food.

Own Pets: “4 ducks, 3 horses, 2 dogs and too many cats – but we love them all dearly!”

What do you like about working at PVH?: “We have an amazing team who all cares about our patients as much as I do.”

Favorite Animal: “Cats, because they often get forgotten.”

Most inspiring part of your job?: “Helping to teach our clients how to best care for their pets.”

Dr. Jason Dollman-Jersey

Practice Owner, DVM

Dr. Jason is a Veterinarian and Practice Owner of Paterson Veterinary Hospital. He went to MSU for undergrad and vet school and has been in the veterinary industry for 19 years. Dr. Jason grew up in Mason – where he still lives with his family that includes dogs, cats, ducks, and horses. He has worked for Patterson Veterinary Hospital since 2001 and had the opportunity to work with Dr. Patterson for almost 15 years before he retired. When he is not at work, Dr. Jason enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, playing games, and going to football games.

What do you like about working at PVH?: “The staff here are passionate about veterinary medicine and support each other during the inevitable sad or frustrating cases. Their enthusiasm makes what we do fun.”

Favorite Quote: “If you trust in yourself… and believe in your dreams…and follow your star…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” -Terry Pratchett

Favorite animal: “There are too many to pick from – I can’t even decide if I’m a cat person or a dog person. If you mean a particular individual, my old dog Leonidas (RIP) is a pretty easy choice.”

Advice for someone going into the veterinary industry: “It is financially and emotionally taxing – vets have one of the highest rates of suicide of all professions, so a career in Vet Med is not a decision that should be made lightly. Despite all this, it can be extremely rewarding.”

Dr. Gretchen Humphries

Associate Veterinarian

Cat Whisperer & Reptile Wraggler

Dr. Gretchen is an Associate Veterinarian, especially interested in cat health issues and works with exotic pets like small mammals and reptiles. She grew up in Southern California, obtained her Bachelor’s in Zoology at UC Berkley, a Masters in Biology at CMU, and graduated from MSU in 1994 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gretchen is married to her husband, Brad, and has 4 adult children. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, baking, canning, reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Gardening, hanging out with her kids, and going to rock concerts.

What do you like about working at PVH?: “The staff is great! They’re eager to learn, compassionate, skilled, trustworthy and a lot of fun. Management is also the best I’ve ever worked for – responsive, compassionate, and committed to always getting better.”

Favorite memory from PVH: “Honestly my favorite stuff is the little things; laughing till it hurts with staff, giving good news to owners & even making sure that a euthanasia goes peacefully for everyone involved.”

Favorite Animal: “It’s a 3-Way tie! Cat/Ferret/Snake. Cats & ferrets are actually a lot alike & rather still wild. I’ve just always loved snakes – caught my first snake when I was 2 ½ years old!”

Own Pets: Nalla (Bengal), Thomas O’Malley the Alley Cat (Orange & White DSH), Noodles (Brown Tabby DSH), Bianca (Black & White DSH), Bean (Ferret), Gulliver (Ball Python), Hela (Carpet Python), Laghairt (Blue Tongue Skink)

Favorite Quote: “I’d rather be good than nice” –Granny Weatherwax (Sir Terry Pratchett)

Dr. Julie Robinson

Associate Veterinarian

Front of the house DVM, Facilitator of the Human-Animal bond, Scientist, Educator, Communicator, Counselor, Working to Advocate for my patients and clients. Special interest in Animal Behavior.

Dr. Julie grew up in Michigan and was involved with animals from a young age. She Attended the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. She has 3 kids and 2 step kids and a husband at home, along with their 2 dogs and geriatric serial killer cat. When she is not working, Dr. Julie enjoys gardening, making art, spending time with her family and dogs, traveling, dog training, reading, working out, and being still.

Number of years in the vet industry: “Has been in the vet industry for over 40 years and has been a DVM for 22 years”

Own pets: “Dogs are Wesley, (Standard Poodle) and Emmy, (Bernese Mountain Dog). Kaiser is the Big Orange cat and ruler”

Why did you become a veterinary professional? “I was curious about animals and how we care & connect with them.”

What do you like about working at PVH? “The people that I get to work with – they are all the absolute BEST!”

What advice do you have for people wanting to go into the veterinary industry? “It’s deeply rewarding AND challenging on multiple levels.”

What’s the most inspiring part of your job? “Helping heal the Human-Animal bond.”

Fun Fact: “I am an aspiring artist!”

Dr. Carolyn Scholl

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Scholl went to undergrad at Michigan State University, then attended Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indes for vet school. She is currently a Veterinarian at Patterson Veterinary Hospital with a special interest in cardiology, dermatology, and surgery. When she is not working, Dr. Scholl enjoys swimming and biking and other outdoor activities. She has also done sprint triathlons and DALMAC Bike tour for fun.

Own Pets: “2 Dogs - Cocoa & Dottie who are Dachsund mixes and 2 cats - Anna Belle & Willie."
Why did you become a veterinary professional?: “Because I loved animals and science growing up. I wanted to help pets get better.”

Favorite animal: “Dogs are my favorite animal because they are loving, lovely; They are man’s best friend. Don’t judge and are a great companion.”

Dr. Haley Livingston

Associate Veterinarian