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Purrfect Care: Designed for cats!

Dr. Janet K. Cohn opened Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center in 2015 to fulfill a niche for top quality feline medical care with a softer touch. Our staff and facilities are dedicated to providing the ultimate in cat care and comfort.

Come visit our hospital in Grandview and you will see what sets us apart from other vets:

  • In our waiting area we have comfortable furniture and tables to place your cat carriers on so your cat is off the ground.
  • Our exam rooms feature multiple feline-friendly platforms so your cat can choose where s/he is most comfortable being examined (no stainless steel tables here!).
  • Our treatment area has cages with heated floors for your cat’s comfort and quicker recovery from anesthesia.
  • We offer in-home care through our house call service for those cats or families who would find this less stressful or more convenient.
  • We are ranked by the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) as a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice, which is the highest level a veterinary practice can achieve.

As you can see, a great deal of thought has gone into what we can do to make you and your cat feel at home.

Cat Veterinarian: About Janet Cohn
Cat Veterinarian at Purrfect Care: Dr. Janet Cohn

Janet K. Cohn, DVM

Board-Certified in Feline Medicine with over 20 years experience as a cat specialist

Dr. Janet Cohn has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a child, doctoring to all the injured critters in the neighborhood, and caring for a wide variety of pets from goldfish to a dog. She never parented a cat until she was in graduate school when she adopted Sampson, a long-haired orange tabby from a humane society in Boston. Sampson completely converted Dr. Cohn into a cat fanatic, and to this day she has a deep fondness for orange tabby males.

Dr. Cohn obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University, a Masters degree in Biology from MIT, and her DVM degree in 1994 from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In January of 2000, she became board-certified in feline medicine by the American Board of Feline Practitioners, emphasizing her knowledge of and interest in cats.

After over 20 years as an associate in feline practice, Dr. Cohn was inspired to open Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center to allow her to express her ideas and personality, to meet the new challenges of being a practice owner, and to fulfill a niche for top quality feline medical care with a softer touch. Our staff and facilities are dedicated to providing the ultimate in cat care and comfort.

Allison L. Hagley, DVM

Dr. Allison L. Hagley received both her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University, and worked in small animal general practice before deciding that cats were her favorite patients and joining the Purrfect Care team. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include nutrition, preventive care, and behavior, particularly management of feline idiopathic cystitis, and she loves using a variety of methods to ease the fear of cats who are anxious during vet visits.

Dr. Hagley and her husband Jonathan share their home with a one-eyed tabby cat named Una (pictured), a greyhound named Lex, and also periodically foster greyhounds who have retired from racing. In her free time, you can find her watching hockey, trying new restaurants, camping, and playing board games.

Cat Veterinarian at Purrfect Care: Dr. Allison Hagley
Dr. Emily Tanner

Emily K. Tanner, DVM

Dr. Emily K. Tanner has been a friend of felines since she was very young, growing up around cats. She received her Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She knew that working with cats was her calling, bringing her to join the Purrfect Care team. Dr. Tanner had Tigger (pictured) for over 19 years and she currently has a grey tabby named Periwinkle that she rescued during vet school. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is partnering with clients to help their cats lead happier, healthier lives, and strengthening their human-animal bond.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys cooking and baking, going to musicals, and gardening.

Liza M. Guess, DVM

Dr. Liza M. Guess earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Findlay and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She worked for 6 years in a mixed animal practice in southern Ohio before spending 8 years at OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Community Practice and Dentistry. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry, soft tissue surgery, cat behavior, and low-stress handling techniques.

Dr. Guess says, “Like many veterinarians, I wanted to be a vet since I can remember. Growing up, I loved reading and James Herriot was my inspiration. I went into vet school wanting to do mixed animal practice. I always thought I was a dog person. I was allergic to cats and never owned any growing up. After graduation, I received allergy shots and was adopted by some cats. Then I attended an event lead by Dr. Sophia Yin, which made me interested in cat behavior along with low-stress handling techniques. I came to understand cats better, which made me fall in love with them. Now I have been completely converted into a cat person. I think cats are misunderstood and intriguing creatures. I love how they can be simultaneously majestic and ridiculous at the same time.”

Dr. Guess lives in Gahanna with her husband Greg, their two kids Lily and Hazel, two cats Emma and James (pictured), and some fish. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking and belly dancing.

Dr Liza M. Guess, DVM
Tina Green, Office Manager at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center

Tina Green

Office Manager

Tina has been with Purrfect Care as the Office Manager since 2016.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Dominican University and is also Human Animal Bond certified through HABRI.  She enjoys being able to create a positive experience for every client and their cat by ensuring that every visit is as stress-free as possible.

She lives in Gahanna with her husband, 2 young kids and 2 very spoiled cats.

Octavia Covington

Director of Nursing

Octavia started off her career at Bradford School in 2008 in Veterinary Technician studies and graduated the following year. After graduating, she started working with cats and fell in love with their many personalities. She has worked at Purrfect Care for 5 years now and continues to enjoy working with our clients and patients to give them the best experience possible.

Outside of work, she spends time with her husband and daughter, who is her whole world. Octavia enjoys learning new things, which has led her to branch out and start her own side business of aromatherapy and creating individualized scents.

Octavia Covington, Director of Nursing at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center
Zack Arthur, Registered Veterinary Techinican at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center

Zack Arthur

Registered Veterinary Technician

Zack has been working in the veterinary field since 2011 and has worked with all types of animals from birds to snakes to cats to horses. He attended OSU and received his Bachelor’s degrees in Zoology and Psychology while working at Purrfect Care. Zack then decided to enroll in Columbus State’s Veterinary Technician program where he earned his Associates degree and licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Working with just cats has opened his eyes to their different personalities and how they show their love for us in their own ways. They are special animals, who deserve as much care as any other animal.

In his free time, Zack enjoys spending time with friends, trying out new restaurants, going to festivals, and having a night in watching movies.

Piper Grosh

Registered Veterinary Technician

Piper has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2009. Shortly after graduating, she started her first technician job where she had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dr. Cohn. Piper finds it a joy to work with cats. She has a special affinity for them because they have such unique personalities and a humorous nature. Though, at times, they may present their own unique set of challenges, Piper believes it can also rewarding because every kitty can teach you something new.

Piper Grosh, Registered Veterinary Technician at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center
Cortney North, Director of Branding and Technology at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center

Cortney North

Director of Branding and Technology

Cortney has been with Purrfect Care since 2016. After earning her B.A. in Fine Art and Art Education, Cortney worked at the Columbus Zoo as an Outreach Instructor for many years. She shifted her focus to the veterinary field when she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine. Combining this passion with her education background, Cortney enjoys equipping clients with the knowledge and tools to be successful cat parents.

She lives in Dublin with her husband and their adorable tuxedo cat, Carl (Purrfect Care’s former office cat).

C.J.

Chief Treat Inspector

C.J. (short for Carl Junior) has been at Purrfect Care since 2016. One of his passions is inspecting exam rooms once an appointment is complete. He will find even the smallest crumbs left behind from a treat. In his spare time, he loves watching cars, people and birds from the boarding room windows.

CJ Purrfect Care, Director of Treats at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center
Nancy Fancy Pants, Director of Bird Observation at Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center

Nancy ‘FancyPants’

Chief Bird Observer

Nancy ‘FancyPants’ joined the Purrfect Care team in 2019. She loves to greet clients when they arrive for their appointments. When she is not busy greeting guests, she can be found sitting beside a window and watching birds. Her favorite activities are sleeping in the afternoon and getting humans to open doors for her.