The mission of
Cats Love Housecalls is to make every veterinary visit for an owner and their special cat an extra-ordinary experience that involves kindness and knowledge. We provide common services but perform them uncommonly well by traveling to our patients, listening to our clients, completing thorough physical exams, and empowering owners through excellent communication to provide the best treatment for their cat from kittenhood through the golden years.
We are currently not accepting new clients for housecalls.
We do offer teleadvice for new clients with senior cats, senior cats in hospice, or end-of-life cases. We can help give cat caregivers general guidance including monitoring quality of life, monitoring pain, husbandry, environmental changes, hygiene, encouraging eating/drinking, explaining the current disease process and what symptoms to monitor for and typical progressions of those diseases.
Disclaimer: Without previously conducting an in-person physical exam and having a VCPR, we cannot diagnose, prescribe, treat, change, or prevent disease, illness, or pain. The purpose of teleadvice is for general guidance. Consultation prices vary by the time needed and appointments are available for new clients across the country.
Dr. B travels to Austin every 6 months to see her clients and their kitties. We see appointments Monday to Friday of those specific weeks, and occasional weekend appointments may be available. We are currently equipped to see a variety of housecall cases and can also obtain lab samples like blood, urine, and blood pressure readings for your primary vet. Charla, an experienced veterinary nurse, may be available for acute treatments of current clients if needed. Charla is also available for cat sitting in the 78704 and 78703 zip codes and medication administration (oral, injections, subcutaneous fluids) in the Austin area. Her contact e-mail is
Dr. Cecilia Burnside, "Dr. B" to her clients, graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She practiced for two and a half years at a progressive, all-feline hospital in California. In 2004, she started Cats Love Housecalls in Austin, TX and loves visiting cats in their homes where they are usually calm and friendly. In 2017 she moved to Utah due to her husband’s job, but commutes to Austin to continue her practice.
In Park City, UT she has been working at Nuzzles & Co, https://nuzzlesandco.org, caring for their kitties in need and learning all about shelter medicine.
Dr. B thoroughly enjoys educating clients about all aspects of feline health care, especially senior cat husbandry, quality of life, and environmental management.
Her own fur babies include 3 kitties: "Tid bits" a very senior gal, "Golic" an FIV +, man cat, and "Strudel" a seriously injured shelter kitty who made a wonderful recovery and whose best friend is their pit bull/husky dog named "Baja."