Dr. Alison Lord grew up in New York and earned her BA in Biology from Vassar College and her DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Portland just after graduation. She lives in North Portland and has 2 cats, a Llewellin English Setter, and a Pacific Parrotlet, and a horse. She has worked in a variety of excellent veterinary clinics in the area including a feline-only practice, the Humane Society of SW Washington, and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. She is thankful to have been able to foster her interest in feline and shelter medicine and especially to have found Pearl Animal Hospital as her second home.