Dr. Globerman was born and raised in New York. She attended undergraduate school at the State University of New York at Albany, where she obtained a bachelors in Business Administration before moving to Florida to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. In 1999, Dr. Globerman graduated from the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Globerman did an optional, one year, rotating small animal internship with Veterinary Specialists of South Florida to further her education. In 2000, she moved to Georgia and worked as a small animal practitioner in the Vinings area. It was not until working with both cats and dogs that Dr. Globerman realized her calling and true passion was in the practice of feline medicine.
Dr. Globerman began her feline exclusive career in 2002 at the Cat Clinic of Roswell where she worked for 4.5 years. This is where Dr Globerman learned that vets do not have to declaw cats; what a wonderful revelation! Despite being taught this horrific procedure in the “ivory tower” of vet school, declawing felt wrong. Dr Globerman hasn’t declawed a cat since 2002. She is extremely proud of taking a stance against declawing since sadly, it is still performed daily by the vast majority of her colleagues across our country.
When Dr Globerman opened the doors to Paws Whiskers & Claws, The Feline Hospital, in December of 2006, she created a safe haven for cats to receive excellent medical and preventative care where the cats’ needs come first. Paws Whiskers & Claws has never performed a declaw and never will. If a person has to change a species that much in order to live with it, pick a different species! Contrary to popular belief, declawing does not keep cats in their home (shelters are full of declawed cats), but it does make veterinarians a lot of money. This is one example of how Paws Whiskers & Claws takes cat care to a different level, addressing all the needs of the cat, which go far beyond the traditional vaccine appointment.
One of Dr Globerman’s strengths is the micromanagement of multiple diseases in a cat simultaneously. We are here for the dedicated kitty parent that is looking for advice, tips and support that they may not have received in the past. We have had to outsmart cats and convince them to take medications, supplements, receive treatments, etc. for many years. Therefore, we have come up with many ways to make these things positive for and well received by both the cats and their caregiving parents.
Dr Globerman is also wonderful at translating the overwhelming and nerve wracking medical jargon and “doctorese” into understandable information that clients can relate to. She helps clients understand what is going on with their cat and how recommendations will benefit the cat. Client education is the foundation of our appointments. New clients, who have had multiple cats for ten to twenty years, often say they’ve learned more in their first appointment than they have in all the years they’ve had cats.
As Georgia’s director for The Paw Project, Dr Globerman has found support and camaraderie with like minded veterinarians and veterinary professionals across our country. The Paw Project is a wonderful documentary (available on Netflix) and grass roots organization with the goal of making declawing illegal in the USA. To learn more about The Paw Project, please visit their website at www.pawproject.org.
Over the years, Dr Globerman has enjoyed opportunities to give back to the community by volunteering with different feline rescue groups as well as doing educational talks in her children’s’ schools about feline care. Dr. Globerman and her husband have two sons. They share their home with two dogs and several cats, all of which were rescued. Dr Globerman believes in adopting animals and feels strongly that cats and dogs should not be bred until all shelters and rescue groups are empty. Too many homeless, unwanted cats and dogs are euthanized every day in this country. So why is our society adding to the problem by making more? If there were none to buy, people would adopt and rescue. While we happily see purebred kitties at PWC, we simply advocate adopting them as opposed to purchasing them. #dontshopadopt