Summer Hedges, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Hedges visited Cozy Cat last year, was charmed with the devoted service to our patients, and joined our team as Chief of Staff in January of 2019.
Dr. Hedges grew up on a farm in rural Indiana, living with and showing cats in 4-H. She earned a degree in Biology at Knox College in Illinois and completed externships with a focus on lion and tiger nutrition and enrichment at Peoria Zoo. This work, along with her research in animal behavior, earned Dr. Hedges a T.J. Watson Fellowship to travel around the world to research zoo conservation. She worked with Scottish wildcats in the U.K., tigers in Southeast Asia, and ocelots in Belize. Upon her return to the U.S., she became a zoo curator in Louisiana and later accepted a research position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Colleen Wallace, DVM
Dr. Colleen Wallace graduated with a degree in Logistics engineering from Arizona State University and worked for IBM prior to her decision to become a feline veterinarian. She received a DVM degree from North Carolina State University in 2004, and joined Cozy Cat Veterinary Hospital in 2005, where she specializes in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Wallace is the Medical Director for Operation Catnip, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to reducing the feral and unowned cat population through sterilization. Dr. Wallace is an avid pool player, archer, swing dancer, and blues fan. She enjoys living with her four cats: Cosimo, Lulu, Mimi, and Lorenzo (pictured).