Meet the Staff

A devoted staff makes all the difference

At the Center, we know that the competence and commitment of our staff provides the foundation for the excellent service and quality medicine we offer our clients.That is why every compassionate, skilled member of the All About Cats Center medical team is hand-picked for superior technical abilities, as well as a demonstrated understanding of the importance of excellent service to clients and patients. All are devoted pet-owners themselves, and promise you the same care for your cat that they would expect for their own four-footed family members.


Dr. Birgit Ankone, Chief of Staff / Senior Veterinarian at All About CatsDr. Birgit Ankone, Chief of Staff / Senior Veterinarian

Bachelor of Science in Zoology with Distinction, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. She has been a dedicated, feline-only practitioner in Orange County for over 10 years and continues to develop, mentor, and encourage the advancement of skills and knowledge for the veterinary staff at All About Cats.

Dr Ankone is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the International Society of Feline Medicine. She has taken further training with the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy in Homotoxicology, providing unique complimentary remedies in addition to conventional Western Medicine. Staying abreast of the latest techniques and protocols, balanced with common sense and reality, is the best prospect for your feline family member to have a happy and healthy life.

We have gathered the best team ever to care for your cat: smiling, helpful and compassionate.

Anastasia has been a member of the team since 2011. She cannot imagine working anywhere else. She enjoys being hands-on at work with grooming, exercising the boarders and assisting with treatments.  When she is not up to her elbows in fur, she can usually be found savoring her free time outdoors, reading or dressing her cats in ridiculous costumes.  With no plans of leaving her animal friends behind, Anastasia intends to further her knowledge, skills and career within the cat care field.

Dennis joined us in 2013.  Having almost 12 years of veterinary experience, as well as spending time in a cat only rescue, he is glad to call All About Cats  “home”. In order to give the best care possible to our patients, Dennis has worked to further his knowledge in the field and is looking towards earning his RVT license. In his free time, Dennis enjoys cooking (Cordon Bleu graduate no less!), spending time with his family, including his 9 year old grey tabby, Krill. He also cheers on his beloved Los Angeles Kings hockey team.

Kristen is our talented, golden voiced office manager and front desk representative.  She has a passion for assisting clients in providing the best care possible for their cats. Kristin lives in Orange county with her husband, Rowdy the dog, and Gizmo and Gatsby, her rescue kitties.    In her free time, she enjoys camping, the beach and Disneyland trips.

Debbie has worked at All About Cats for over 10 years. She adopted one of our rescue kittens, Bennie,  a few years ago. Debbie helps both as a customer service representative and veterinary assistant, covering particularly holidays and Sundays.  She also makes all our catnip toys and kickers our cats love so much!

Jennifer is also a cross-trained front office and a veterinary technical assistant.  She attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated in the Animal Health Science program. Jennifer has cared for all animals but has a soft spot for cats since she was a child.  One of her goals is working with big cats, particularly tigers! She is mom to an 8 year old calico  rescue kitty.

We try to keep our core staffing changes to a minimum. This allows all of us to get to know you and your cat personally in order to serve you better. How nice to be known by name by your neighborhood vet and the staff!!


Meet our Cats!!!

All three are special needs and have found a happy home here in the clinic.

Cleo – AAC – It is “all about Cleo”! Clea left us for the rainbow bridge in late 2013. At time of rescue, she was a twenty pound diabetic cat on dry food. For her last four years she weighed a healthy twelve pounds and no insulin!  Always our diva but after all, she does have the tri-colored calico “attitude”.

Sonny came to us over Christmas 2008 as a skinny, sick outdoor cat. He has been  medically stable beyond our dreams and just loves being the staff therapist!  Sonny chirps for constant cuddles and insists that every chair belongs to him! He is friendly and affectionate to everybody.

Sammy is our shy special needs cat. He had a spinal fracture as a kitten. He requires daily care in order to urinate. What better place than a cat clinic to call his own!!