Dr. David Rataj, DVM
I have always enjoyed animals since I was young. I grew up with dogs, but as an adult have had both dogs and cats. My appreciation for cats has grown over the last decade. Cats are unique creatures, and must be treated as such. I enjoy being able to provide an calm atmosphere at our clinic to best care for cats, and to provide them with quality healthcare in a minimally stressful environment.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Rataj moved to Oregon in 2001. Prior to moving out west, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Hope College in Michigan. In his last semester, he completed an internship in the Live Animal Center of Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadephia, PA. He first began veterinary school at Oregon State University. There he met his wife, Drew. Since graduating in 2007, Dave has worked in the Portland metro and Salem areas, and is happy to now be part of All About Cats team. He strives to bring his clients high quality feline medicine in a friendly and low-stress enviornment.
I was raised on a family beef ranch in California, where I had exposure to all species of farm animals as a kid. My love of both large and small animals was cultivated early and has lasted into adulthood.
Team member since July 2014, Tina has a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Science and Beef Production from Oregon State University. She received her AAS from PCC’s Veterinary Technology Program in 1997, the same year she was licensed as a Veterinary Technician. She started her technician career working with horses and other large animals before moving to Shelter Animal Medicine in 2008, and finally to All About Cats working exclusively with cats.
When she is at home, she enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband, and the family pets; cats Sully, Dini, and Midge, her dog Xena, and Mister, her horse. Tina also enjoys arts & crafts such as crocheting, scrapbooking, coloring, and learning to make candles.
Penny, Client Care Specialist
I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember. At the age of 3, my dachshund/beagle mix was my best friend and partner in crime.
Penny grew up in Southern Oklahoma and moved to Oregon in 2009. She has 23 years experience in customer service, including management and banking. She loves meeting each new client and patient and has a passion for cats. She has a large animal family including 3 cats, Harley J. Cat, Sophie B., & Simon, 1 dog, Callie, and a rabbit, Gabbie. When she is not doing “cat stuff,” she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children exploring Oregon, attending Hops baseball games, and collecting and building Legos.