Dr.Terri KoppeRead More
I have always felt a special love for cats and had a vision of a feline-only facility built specifically to cater to the comforts and needs of cats and their owners. My family and I poured our heart and soul into designing and building 'All About Cats Veterinary Hospital' and we proudly opened in October of 2001.
I always get asked 'Why just cats?' My answer is...if you could concentrate on the 20% of your job that you love the most, and just do that, wouldn't you? That's what working with cats was for me, it was my favorite part of being a veterinarian, and continues to be.
I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2017. During school I adopted two rescue kittens, Simba and Nala, and they have traveled across the country with me ever since.
After graduation I completed a year-long surgical internship in Colorado. I love hiking, camping and fishing so Colorado was a great state to enjoy in my free time! I transitioned to private practice near Colorado Springs until moving with my significant other to Las Vegas in 2021 to join All About Cats.
Cats have a special place in my heart, because of their unique personalities, and I am looking forward to getting an opportunity to work with them full time. In addition to my two cats, we also have two dogs, Murphy and Fox, who both love being outdoors with us.
I graduated from Tuskeegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and have dedicated my career to exclusively cats since 2001. The best part about being a cat vet is getting to see the love shared, and the bond between, the owner and their cat(s). I love working at All About Cats because everyone here is obsessed with cats, just like I am!
I currently have 2 Sphynx cats, 'Snug' and 'Luther.' My love for the breed started with my first Sphynx, 'Brutus,' although my soul feline was 'Steelo,' a domestic short hair cat I adopted while in veterinary school.
The cutest thing about 'Snug' is that every time she eats, there is always a leftover crumb stuck to the side of her mouth. Luther loves to make biscuits and always has to have his paw on you.
I was born in Louisiana and eventually moved to El Paso, Texas where I did my undergraduate studies in Biological Science. In 2021, I graduated from Oklahoma State University with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and shortly afterwards moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to begin my career.
My passion for cats started with my first cat, Binx, when I was 7 years old and eventually led me into fostering kittens. I was a veterinary assistant for several years prior to attending veterinary school and during that time I really grew to appreciate the difference between feline and canine medicine. Half way through veterinary school is when I adopted my sweet cat, Nibbler, who has been my constant companion ever since.
I cant wait to take care of your kitties and the kitties of the community.