In our opinion, no veterinary clinic is complete without some clinic cats wandering around. Here at East Towne Pet Clinic, we have three mascot kitties, as well as two cockatiels, to supervise us and make sure we always take a few moments out of every day to adore them.
Most of our clients are familiar with Ms. Latte - as she runs the front desk and is our official greeter cat. Her favorite things to do up front are to nap behind the computer monitor (where it is nice and warm!), be adored by our clients, and crash our computer by kneading her paws all over the keyboard. Many people are surprised to find out that Latte and her sister are nearing 18 years old.
Latte's sister, Ms. Baloo, also lives here - but she doesn't like to hang out up front and meet clients as much as her sister. She prefers to stay in back and get affection from our staff - her signature move when she wants to be pet is to follow us around meowing and shaking her tail. Recently we discovered a tumor on one of Baloo's rear legs and had to perform an amputation - but she is doing very well as a tripod kitty!
Onxy is our final kitty mascot, and what a distinctive mascot he is! He is a former foster cat of ours, through Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue. Dr. Jacka fell in love with Onyx and took him home, only to find out he didn't mesh well with her other pets - but he LOVES being at the clinic, so he has become another kitty in residence. He enjoys lounging around dramatically (on his back with paws in the air), making silly faces at us and getting belly rubs.
We also have two clinic birds: Sydney and Lester the cockatiels. They provide us with chirping bird songs all day long. We often get asked about how our cats get along with the birds and if it is safe to have both birds and cats. The answer is: our clinic cats are afraid of our birds! Especially Sydney - he rules the house!