Dr. Billie Bensen Martin, DVM

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Dr. Martin is the heart, soul, and driving force of the Sacramento Cat Hospital. She graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Originally she was trained as an equine veterinarian. Dr. Martin spent 5 years in small animal medicine before focusing on feline medicine. 


In 1989, Dr. Martin purchased the Sacramento Cat Hospital. She is dedicated to providing the best medical care to cats and the best service to our clients. Dr. Martin is a progressive and inspiring veterinarian, always encouraging her team to expand their knowledge base and experience. She has a special interest in behavioral medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology. 

Dr. Irene Fujishima Nakaoka, DVM

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Dr. Fujishima (or Dr. Irene, as she is generally known) is a Diplomate of the American Board of Feline Practitioners (ABVP) in Feline Practice. She graduated from Yale University in 1994. Originally a chemical engineer, Dr. Irene decided midway through graduate school that veterinary medicine, and not  engineering, was her life's calling. She graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.


Dr. Irene mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination to obtain ABVP Diplomate status, and is now our very own Board Certified Feline Specialist. She has a special interest in cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, and complex case management. 

Dr. Krysta Scott, DVM

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Dr. Scott has been working with the Sacramento Cat Hospital since 1996 when she started as a kennel assistant. She worked at the Sacramento Cat Hospital as a technician while she completed her undergraduate education at University of California, Davis. 


Dr. Scott graduated from veterinary school in 2006. She has a special interest in endoscopy, ultrasound, and alternative medicine.

Veterinary Technicians

Kristin Harvey

Registered Veterinary Technician

& Office Manager


Brandie Wingo

Veterinary Technician

Laura Saylor

Veterinary Technician

& Nursing Supervisor


Heather Asquith-Janelle

Veterinary Technician


Bethany Saeturn

Registered Veterinary Technician

Sandy Cooper

Veterinary Technician


Sharon Comas

Veterinary Technician

"I have been a 'cat mom' to many felines throughout my lifetime, including numerous special-needs kitties. Over the years, I've lived in many cities and my kitties have seen many veterinarians. Without a doubt, the doctors at the Sacramento Cat Hospital are the best I have ever worked with. They are knowledgeable, loving, compassionate, caring, and experienced. Simply stated: If you want the very best in feline veterinary care, this is the place for your kitty."

– Laurie R.

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