Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Edward W. Kurose, DVM
Dr. Ned Kurose founded Strawberry Hill Animal Hospital in 1987 and co-founded A Cat's Place in 1997. Here since the beginning, he's helped the practices grow and expand into what they are today. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1981 as a biology major and then as a Florida Gator, graduated University of Florida with his veterinary degree in 1986. Practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years, he's become the head surgeon on Strawberry Hill and A Cat's Place. With his interest and continued education and training, he's become our practice's specialist on orthopedic cases. When not at the animal hospitals, Dr. Kurose enjoys gardening with his wife Julie, spending time with his family, boating and running. They share their home with Russell (an Irish Setter) and their three cats – Phoebe, Huck and Finn.
Dr. David S. Santisi, DVM
One of the owners and a practicing veterinarian at Strawberry Hill Animal Hospital and A Cat's Place, Dr. Dave Santisi has been an influential part of Strawberry Hill for over 16 years. He got his B.S. in Animal Science as well as his veterinary degree from Cornell University. He's been working here since graduating as a DVM in 1993 and has helped continue to promote the family environment he found here. Dr. Santisi has spent time continuing his education in eye surgery, managing animal hospitals and feline medicine. With that interest in feline medicine, he helped create the quiet cat specialized facility, A Cat's Place. When not at Strawberry Hill or A Cat's Place, he lives with his wife, Sarah, his sons, Logan and Kyle and cat, Eli. He enjoys playing and watching sports, travelling and spending time with his friends and family.
Dr. Patricia Doherty, DVM
Dr. Patricia Doherty graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Originally from Long Island, Dr. Doherty earned her B.S. in Biology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Doherty has a special interest in internal medicine and pain management in older cats. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats and her dog, a German Short-haired Pointer. Dr. Doherty feels that being part of a team that concentrates on cats is a dream come true and enables them to provide the highest quality care to these special creatures!
Dr. Amy Weaver, DVM
Dr. Amy Weaver graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has practiced at several small animal practices in Ohio and Connecticut and is honored to be part of the Cat's Place team! Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Weaver earned her B.A. in Biology from Albion College in Michigan. Her special interests include dentistry, surgery, and feline behavior. Outside of work. Dr. Weaver enjoys reading fiction novels, sea glass searching, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Jordan, and two kitties, Khaleesi and Fizzgig.
Since gradation, Dr. Weaver has always been feline inclined and is so excited to be part of a team that finds kitties so special and unique.