Our founder, Dr. Joann Young, began her veterinary career in Washington State, but in 2000 returned to her New England roots with idea to create a cats-only veterinary practice from the ground up. To begin her “from scratch” concept, a site was selected on Watson Road, just outside of downtown Dover, near the community crossroads.  Dr.  Young hired a prestigious architecture firm specializing in the creation of veterinary practices.  Attention to detail was paramount, in layout, atmosphere, and accessibility.  The Cat Dover of Dover opened its doors in 2001.

For seventeen years, Dr. Young has been The Cat Doctor, building a cherished and loyal clientele of cat owners from throughout the surrounding communities. 

In 2009, Dr. Sharon Davis joined the busy practice to help out part-time, and over time became a recognized and trusted fixture in The Cat Doctor family.  Working alongside Dr. Young for a decade, Dr. Davis embodies philosophies of medicine and business very similar to Dr. Young’s. 

In 2017, Dr. Young started to think a little more about life after a veterinary career, and in 2018 sold the practice to Dr. Davis, deservedly relegating herself to part-time as she approaches her ultimate happy retirement.  Dr. Davis  and the familiar Cat Doctor team carry on the tradition of excellence in care founded in The Cat Doctor of Dover from the beginning.