Our Dr. Treat team’s lead veterinarian—Dr. Felicity Moffatt—is more than a doctor and veterinary visionary. She is also an Aussie, and proud mom to her two- and four-legged kids. Take a few minutes to get to know Dr. Moffatt, her approach to veterinary care and why she’s an advocate for the veterinary professionals’ wellbeing.
Where are you from, and how did you land in the Bay Area?
Answer: I hail from the land down under—Melbourne, Australia—but I have been living and working overseas for the past 10 years. In 2018, I moved to San Francisco from London to pursue an exciting work opportunity, and to be closer to family. I quickly fell in love with the Bay Area, and I have been living in this amazing city ever since!
Do you have any furry family members?
I am the proud pet mom of the one-and-only Peggy Sue Moffatt, a 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat who entered my life when she was only 3 months old. Still just a kitten, poor Peggy had been attacked by—we suspect—a dog or coyote, and sustained severe injuries. After working tirelessly to stabilize Peggy, which required amputating her leg and ear, I clearly saw that she is a fighter—and that she belonged with me. Peggy went through tremendous hardship, and still prevailed—one example of our furry companions’ amazing resiliency. Peggy is one loved fur baby, and after all she has endured, she deserves to be treated well.
Can you tell us about your human family members?
I am fortunate to have an incredible partner who supports me through all the challenges I take on in life, such as joining the Dr. Treat team to create a radically new approach to veterinary care. In addition to our fur baby, my partner and I are parents to a human baby who joined our family last year. Our son is 15 months old, and has just started walking. He brings so much joy to our life every day.
What is your biggest fear?
I am terrified of leeches. I know they have a medical use, but I am just not a fan. I have nightmares about those creepy little critters!
What is your favorite food?
I love all Vietnamese foods.
What do you enjoy doing away from work?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love to exercise, and travel to new places.