Dr. Globerman was born and raised in
Long Island, New York. She attended undergraduate at University
at Albany, State University of New York, where she obtained an
undergraduate degree in Business. After undergraduate, Dr.
Globerman moved to Florida to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Globerman graduated from the University of Florida School of
Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, where she
also met her husband. After graduation, Dr. Globerman did an
internship with Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, after which
Dr. Globerman worked as a small animal practitioner in the Vinings
area. It was not until working with both cats and dogs that Dr.
Globerman realized that her passion was in the practice of feline
worked at the Cat Clinic of Roswell for five years specializing in the
care of feline companion animals. While working at the Cat
Clinic of Roswell, Dr. Globerman was introduced to Good Mews Animal
Shelter (an all feline, no kill, cage free shelter located in
where she has volunteered for the last five years. In December
of 2006, Dr. Globerman's dream was realized when she and her husband
opened the doors to Paws Whiskers & Claws, The Feline Hospital.
and her husband have two sons Ben and Zak. They
share their home with two dogs and several cats, all of which were
Ingrid Johnson, CCBC, IAABC
Ingrid is a Certified Feline Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is also a veterinary technician and feline groomer formerly of The Cat Clinic of Roswell. Ingrid has been working exclusively with cats since 1999 and has had the opportunity to attend many continuing education courses all over the country, including the first ever all feline behavior conference hosted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She has spoken at different humane society events on common behavior challenges, hosted group education seminars for the volunteers at Good Mews, and also hosted discussions for her colleagues through the IAABC on her most passionate topic, environmental enrichment for indoor cats. Ingrid has been interviewed for numerous publications both in print and online including Cat Fancy magazine, thedailycat.com, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The AJC also utilized Ingrid’s feline knowledge to answer an online question and answer column called “Ask the Expert” at AJCpets.com. Ingrid’s home has been featured in Cat Fancy magazine showcasing all of the feline friendly accommodations that she has made. Perhaps one of the most exciting opportunities was her home, cats, and environmental enrichment expertise being featured on Animal Planet’s Cats101 show, the episode featuring the color-point short hair. You may also catch clips of her feline family in the Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats theme song and on various other programs.
Ethics, quality, and compassion are the aspects of care that are of utmost importance to Ingrid. Whether performing a dental cleaning, treating a hospitalized patient, or giving a cat a bath, Ingrid feels that you must treat each patient as if it were your own pet. Ingrid is a skilled surgical assistant, trained laboratory technician, and a fastidious groomer. She will leave your kitty looking like she “just stepped out of the salon.” Additionally, she provides a wealth of knowledge and insight into common challenges that clients may be experiencing with their pets and always has another idea if one or several techniques have not worked.
Ingrid offers behavior consultations in her free time to help owners who may be having problems with their feline’s finicky behavior. Ingrid is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, an organization dedicated to providing continuing education and resources to animal behavior professionals and clients alike. She specializes in cats with litter box avoidance, aggression (human and animal directed), and inappropriate scratching problems. While these concerns are the most common reasons clients seek her assistance, Ingrid is able to help with a whole spectrum of behavioral issues. Due to her medical background in veterinary medicine she is also able to work side by side with the veterinarian to simultaneously address medical and behavioral components of a cats behavior challenges. In home behavior consultations are $175, and phone consultations are also available for out of state clients for $75. All consults include 3 months of follow up advice and support at no additional charge. Fees beyond this period are assessed on a case by case basis. Additionally, Ingrid also provides consultations on feline friendly décor, to meet your cats’ needs with attractive interior design in mind. Custom built vertical space to attractively increase your feline’s usable territory is also available. Please call for a home consultation and come by Paws Whiskers and Claws to see her line of scratching posts, feline foraging toys and custom made litter boxes. If you need help with your kitty, please fill
behavioral questionnaire on this website and email it to
Julia Hockley, RVT
Julia Hockley, a registered veterinary technician, was employed with the Cat Clinic of Roswell for 8 and a half years as head veterinary technician and hospital administrator. During her time there she became familiar with every aspect of feline care and hospital policies and procedures. She joined our team in February of 2007 and is the backbone that keeps our hospital running smoothly. In addition to surgical assisting, patient restraint and technician duties Julia performs a multitude of other tasks including being our personal I.T. specialist, our hospital administrator, and our all around fixer of everything. We would be lost without her zany sense of humor that keeps us all in stitches throughout our already enjoyable day.
Julia keeps abreast of the latest advancements in the field of veterinary medicine by attending veterinary conferences and reading trade journals. She frequently meets with drug companies and sales representatives to help our hospital keep current on the latest products and technologies.
Julia has cats and dogs - each of them rescues and all of them geriatric or special needs. Julia enjoys a variety of music, true crime books, is an avid film buff, and loves pirates. She has volunteered with Atlanta Humane Society, Good Mews Animal Foundation and Georgia Legal Professionals for Animals (GLPA). She also offer pet-sitting services to the East Cobb area. While she loves all animals, her greatest joy is caring for geriatric feline patients.