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.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic we are continuing to offer telemedicine consults for current clients with a veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR), this means we have examined your cat annually. We can consult by phone, e-mail, Face Time or Zoom.
We are also now offering
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 processes, what symptoms to monitor for, and typical progression of those diseases.
Consultation prices vary by the time needed and appointments are available for new clients across the country.
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.
Dr. B travels to Austin every one to two months to see her clients and their kitties. We see appointments Monday to Friday of that specific week. 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. Burnside has been caring for our cats for many years, and is like an extended family member - watching our kids grow up, sharing tips about vacations and restaurants, and swapping crazy cat stories. From first check-ups for feisty kittens, to the peaceful passing of a beloved elder cat, Dr. B has always delivered outstanding service with integrity and compassion. She is inquisitive about everything, from the cats' eating habits to how they play, in order to provide holistic care that addresses all aspects of our cats' health and happiness. She is patient, gentle, explains everything in relatable terms, keeps detailed records, provides great referrals, and remembers all the cats' quirks - how else would she have our cat growling and purring simultaneously, at every checkup! Charla is an outstanding technician, and she and Dr. B make a terrific team. Imagine if all doctors made house calls like Dr. B!
We're extremely fortunate to have found Cats Love Housecalls and value the relationship we have with them. We especially appreciate the attentive care Dr. B and Charla provide in addition to the convenience and reduced stress of in home visits. The peace of mind that accompanies this level of care is of tremendous value and has enhanced our lives and our cats' well-being beyond measure.
Ted and Mara
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 2 kitties: “Tid bits” a brown tabby, senior gal and “Sweet Roll” a newly adopted brown tabby/ white, FIV +, man cat :)