Jennifer Zilinski, DVM, MPH — Chief of Staff
Dr. Jennifer Zilinski, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Vermont near beautiful Lake Champlain and now resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Bates College, a graduate degree in Public Health from Boston University, and a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University. Dr. Zilinski also completed a small animal rotating internship at New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Dr. Zilinski's strong passion for feline medicine led her to Taunton Cat Hospital. One of the best parts of her job is working with clients and helping them find ways to keep their cats healthy through good preventive care and wellness. She has a special interest in feline dentistry and internal medicine.
Donna Fasolo Horvath, DVM — Retired
Dr. Donna Horvath has practiced cat-only veterinary medicine for more than 30 years. She founded Taunton Cat Hospital in 1989, and athough she retired from full-time practice, she continues to serve clients on a part-time basis as a relief veterinarian as the need arises.
After graduating from Michigan State University, Dr. Horvath returned home to Taunton, Massachusetts, where she was born and raised.
Now, she resides in her hometown with her husband, Christopher, two sons, Evan and Peter, three cats, and one dog. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and gardening.
Karen Lovelace, DVM, CVMA
Dr. Karen Lovelace graduated with high honors from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation, she practiced at Alamo Feline Health Center, a feline-only hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where she gained extensive experience in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and feline behavior. Following her love of feline-only practice, Dr. Lovelace then moved to Southern California to work at The Cat Doctor of Thousand Oaks and Ventura, before joining us in December 2012 at Taunton Cat Hospital.
Dr. Lovelace enjoys staying up to date on feline continuing education, as well as contributing to continuing education through writing and editing. She has published her writing in a popular clinical textbook on feline medicine. She has also contributed original work to the Journal of Veterinary Toxicologic Pathology, and has written several chapters for a new feline-only veterinary technician reference book. In addition to these contributions, Dr. Lovelace has special interests in small animal behavior, diagnostic medicine, surgery, wellness/quality of life, senior care, and pain management. She is also certified in small animal veterinary acupuncture.
Elise Trowel, DVM
Dr. Elise Trowel grew up just outside of Boston and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and a veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2015. Her special interests include surgery, ultrasound, dentistry and preventive medicine.
Dr. Trowel's furry family includes a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Remy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, drawing, painting, reading and horseback riding.