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Welcome to CatTails Feline Health Center
Your Feline Veterinarian in Colorado Springs 
Call us at (719) 575-0007

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (719) 575-0007!

Welcome to CatTails Feline Health Center. Dr. Laurie Clauss is a licensed veterinarian in Colorado Springs who specializes in the treatment of cats. Dr. Clauss recognizes that your feline friend's health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to you. With this in mind, Dr. Clauss provides exceptional veterinary medical and compassionate feline care.

CatTails Feline Health Center is a full-service feline companion veterinary practice that offers routine medical, dental and surgical care as well as emergency treatments. With years of experience providing general wellness care and treating serious conditions, our veterinarian’s first-rate feline care goes above and beyond: Dr. Clauss, our trained technicians and friendly staff are available most days of the week. They can also provide you with nutritional and illness-prevention tips that enable you to better care for your cat and ensure his or her optimal health.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, call (719) 575-0007.At CatTails Feline Health Center, we treat your cat like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Laurie Clauss
Colorado Springs Veterinarian | CatTails Feline Health Center | (719) 575-0007

202 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

email: [email protected]

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Testimonials

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  • "My wife and I love CatTails! We have been going there for about 2 years now. Dr. Guillory has been our DVM and we couldn't be happier. She is everything you want in a Vet, knowledgeable, confident, and just a nice person. Prices are great considering the care you receive and their clinic (although small), is top of the line. 100% Recommended."
    Will B.
  • "Nothing but positivity here. The best care for my fur babies. The docs, tech's and reception are all so kind and warm. Wouldn't take my cats anywhere else."
    Michele K. S.
  • "CatTails is absolutely amazing! My poor kitty had some dental problems but they gave her the absolute best care. They were always very communicative and treated my cat as if she were their own. Everybody was just so nice and helpful. Dr. Guillory was wonderful. Will definitely come back for all our kitties needs."
    Shelby M.
  • "I just had to make a tough decision for my old lady (17), and Cat Tails made it a little bit easier. Everyone seemed very caring and professional. The place feels warm and inviting. I will be taking my cat there for his needs in the future!"
    Ashley W.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Phyllis
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    After sending two children off to college, she attended the then newly established Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in Colorado Springs, receiving her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2011. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician in Colorado since July 2011 and has worked at CatTails since December 2013.Phyllis has worked in general practices with cats, dogs, and exotics. Cats have always been part of her life and her current pet family includes a Maine Coon mix, a Ragdoll-Birman mix, a bearded dragon, and two birds, a conure parrot and a cockatiel. When not at CatTails, Phyllis enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and walking her cats.

  • Christy
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Christy recently joined the Cattails team in February of 2017. She holds a BA in Classical Languages. She has worked for 11 years in the feline veterinary field, and graduated from Bel-Rea with anAssociates of Applied Sciences in Animal Technology in 2013. She has volunteered with big cat facilities, and keeps track of her own herd of cats at home. Originally from South Carolina, she and her husband moved from to Colorado in 2003. Her interests outside of work include movies, long books, good music, and naps. Vacation time often means travelling, both domestic and international, where she can practice a bit of amateur photography (28 states, 15 countries,and counting…).

  • Dr.
    Laurie Clauss
    Owner
    Dr. Clauss has been a lover of cats since her early childhood. A graduate of Colorado State University's Veterinary School in 1994, she practiced in Seattle for a few years before moving back to our beautiful state. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, she opened CatTails Feline Health Center in 2003.
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  • Guy Dufort
    Practice Manager

    Guy has been the Practice Manager for CatTails since 2005.  'I continue to feel honored and privileged to be a part of the finest cat hospital in the region.' Previously he was employed as the AV manager for the Marriott Luxury and Wyndham Grand Hotels. Throughout his entire adult life Guy has also been and continues to be a professional musician, performing with local and national acts as well as recording for original artists, radio and television ads and current member of the Broadmoor Tavern Orchestra.

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  • Ali
    Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
    Ali graduated in 2006 from Bel-Rea with an Associates of Applied Science in Animal Technology. While getting her education, she volunteered with Animal Emergency Care Center, and worked for 2 years in small animal practice. She is originally from Florida, but moved to Colorado when she was 2. She has a 13 year old son named Alex, and has three cats Tinga, Molly and Sebastian, along with 2 turtles, Pudge and Smudge.
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  • Kate
    Client Service Representative
    Kate has been with CatTails since 2005, and loves everything 'kitty.' She was born in England and came to the states with her parents when they immigrated. She enjoys traveling, and has many fun stories about her adventures! She also likes reading, gardening, long walks, foreign movies, and spending time at home with her own kitties and family.
  • Yashira
    Veterinary Assistant
    Yashira graduated from PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Assistant. She loves animals of all kinds, and has several of her own, including 4 dogs, 2 cats, 3 parakeets, and a few Koi. She enjoys spending time with her 2 year old daughter, including doing crafts, hiking and dancing.

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    Oral Health for Felines

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    Orthopedic

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    Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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    Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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    Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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    Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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    Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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    Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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    Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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Our Regular Schedule - Closed some Saturdays

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed