364 Weaverville Hwy, Asheville, NC - (828) 645-7711

Veterinary Staff

The Great White Mousse, King of the Clinic


Mousse has been in charge of every aspect of the Cat Care Clinic since his arrival back in 2004.

Mousse went over the Rainbow Bridge in 2015 but his spirit still lives at Cat Care Clinic. We are sure that he is randomly hanging up the phone and keeping a close eye on us while enjoying the sunshine in the window up there over the rainbow.




Kristin Hillegas

Kristin H. joined Cat Care Clinic in September of 2015. Her wide variety of animal experiences includes vet assistant, zookeeping, pet products, grooming and nutrition. Kristin has lived in Asheville for 24 years and currently has two cats, Ziggy and Zorro. In her free time she enjoys bird watching, gardening and cheering for the Carolina Panthers.


Debbie Baumann, Veterinary Assistant

Debbie has been a part of the Cat Care team since 2006.  Originally from New York, she happily resides in Asheville with her husband, her guinea pigs, and her herd of fantastic felines. When she is not attending to patients at the clinic, you may find her playing viola with local ensembles, volunteering for Girls on The Run, contra dancing, rock climbing, hiking or enjoying yoga.


Lora Matte-Eckman, Veterinary Assistant, LVT

lora1I have worked at an animal shelter in Florida as well as two cat-only practices. In Pennsylvania, I worked at a mixed veterinary practice and then moved to North Carolina.  I got the amazing opportunity to work at Cat Care Clinic of Asheville and return to what I really love , felines! I live with my husband and my three wonderful cats. I like to do anything outdoors and work in my garden.


Tanya Ambrose, Veterinary Assistant

tanyaTanya returned to Cat Care in 2013 after a brief hiatus. She just graduated from AB Tech with a degree Medical Technology and works at Mission Hospital. She will still be a part of the CCCA team part-time. She has 5 cats, two cockatiels, a rabbit and a rooster. She enjoys visiting local breweries and is a connoisseur of jazz music.


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