Cathy is currently employed by the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas and works as a Surgery and Anesthesia Nurse in all three of the VSH locations in Cary, Raleigh, and Durham, NC. She has worked in the specialty surgical field since 2005 and has a particular interest in orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery. 

Cathy earned her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Surgery in 2014 and is active in the Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians as an Credentialing Committee Member since 2017 as well as President-Elect in 2018. Previously, she served as Public Relations Chair on the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians Executive Board and is also a member of NAVTA. 

Cathy has been a Registered Veterinary Technician in North Carolina since graduating from Central Carolina Community College in 2003 and also holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Keene State College in Keene, NH. Cathy shares her home with her husband, Tim and two dogs – Zoey, a Miniature Pinscher and MacKenzie, a Jack Russell Terrier. In her free time, Cathy enjoys ziplining, hiking, birdwatching, and gardening.