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On the Hot Seat with Dr. Felicity Moffatt

Meet Dr. Treat team’s lead veterinarian and veterinary visionary, Dr. Felicity Moffatt and read her views on improving the lives of pets, clients, and the veterinary teams together.

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On the Hot Seat with Dr. Felicity Moffatt

Key takeaway

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. 

Do you have any special talents?

I wish I had a more interesting response. I used to be a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Does that count?

Where did you spend your favorite vacation?

I spent my favorite vacation touring up the California coast to Mendicino, where my partner proposed! Certainly a memorable trip. 

What would you like to accomplish—personally and professionally—in the next five years?

A:Personally, I would love to spend more time creating art. I used to draw and paint often, but I haven’t had as much opportunity to do this since graduating from veterinary school. Life kind of got in the way. Professionally, I want to revolutionize veterinary medicine as we know it today. I'm hoping that in five years, the Dr. Treat team and I will be closer to achieving that goal.

What brought you to Dr. Treat?

I joined the Dr. Treat team to create much-needed change in the veterinary profession, while improving pets’, clients’, and veterinary teams’ experiences. I am passionate about providing personalized and proactive preventive care and high-quality veterinary treatment for pets. I also want to help clients understand their pet’s health care needs, and the treatments they receive. In addition, I advocate for veterinary professionals’ wellbeing, and the Dr. Treat team’s approach to veterinary team work-life balance and mental health has been incredible. 

Anything else you’d like to add?

I feel excited and empowered to be a part of a veterinary team that has the courage to question the status quo, implementing new processes, workflows, and technology to improve pets’ lives. Afterall, pets are the reason we do what we do. 

Dr. Moffatt received her veterinary degree from The University of Melbourne Veterinary School, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC).

As a Dr. Treat One™ member, a new breed of veterinary professionals will care for your pet, who, like Dr. Moffatt, practice a progressive approach based on customized preventive medicine, and of course, love animals as much as you do. Discover more benefits of a Dr. Treat One™ membership, and join the future of veterinary care. 

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Dr Treat

A veterinary practice that is reimagining the approach to the health and wellbeing of companion animals.

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