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Meet The Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!

Our primary asset at the Cat Clinic of Johnson County is our health care team. Our veterinarians, technicians, receptionists, and patient care assistants are carefully chosen, not only for their skills, but for their professionalism and compassion. And, most importantly, they are chosen for their love of cats

Tash Taylor, DVM

Veterinarian & Practice Owner

Dr.Taylor grew up in Wichita, Kansas and decided when she was 5 years old that she would be a veterinarian and work with cats. She received her undergraduate degree at Friends University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and immediately came to work the Cat Clinic in June, 2008. In 2012, she purchased the clinic from Dr. Schomacker. In 2013, her daughter Jasmine was born, followed by Ariel in 2016.

They share their home with two cats – Ishta, who is our clinic cat Ophelia’s daughter; and Thumper, a Manx who was added to the family on Jasmine’s first Christmas. 

Although she loves all animals, cats have always been her passion and she loves coming to work every day. The Cat Clinic of Johnson County seems to have been “Taylor” made for her.

Bonnie Dechant, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

We welcomed Dr. Dechant (aka Dr. Bonnie) back to the Cat Clinic of Johnson County in April, 2014. She previously worked at CCJC from 2004 to 2009. During her hiatus from clinical practice she worked full time as a shelter veterinarian and advocate for feline care. She continues to work part time in an area animal shelter, but is happy to be back working in clinical practice.

Dr. Dechant grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Blue Valley High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and DVM (1997) from Kansas State University.

Dr. Dechant lives in Olathe with her son David. They share their home with 2 ornery cats – Turbo–(David’s devoted cat); and Gato-(who is totally in love with the family dog Ava.) Ava as a Border Collie mix takes her job of monitoring the feline and child activity very seriously. Bonnie and her son both enjoy riding their horse Maddy, a 24 year old Paint, while Bonnie’s Quarter Horse, Hunter is retired and enjoying pasture life.

Outside of work and her son’s activities, Bonnie continues to follow her passion for mission work. She has been on construction and veterinary mission teams to New Orleans, Mexico and most recently on her first trip to Haiti.

Veterinary Technicians


Veterinary Technician

Hannah is our lead technician at the Cat Clinic. She graduated from the
veterinary technician program at Brown Mackie College, with a degree in
Applied Science. Hannah is also a Fear Free Certified Professional. 

Hannah has been with the Cat Clinic since August 2014. She is often
called the "cat whisperer", since she can win over the trust of many
cats that are not thrilled about going to the vet. 

Hannah has a love for geriatric animals. At home, she has two cats and
two dogs who are in their senior years. She also has a young alult male
cat that decided he was going to be a part of her family. 

Hannah also enjoys being crafty and creative, playing the drums, and
spending time with the fiance and family. 


Registered Veterinary Technician

Karen, a graduate of Brown Mackie College, is a Registered Veterinary Technician.  She and her husband, Steve, have a dog, cats and tortoises.  They built a catio onto their home so that the kitties can safely enjoy the great outdoors like their other pets. In her spare time, Karen enjoys painting and gardening.  She spends time tending her Bearded Iris collection as well as her cactus collection.  Even though Karen lives in Kansas, she has a love of the sea.  She researched, wrote, illustrated and published a book about mussels.  She also has a collection of sea shells.  Quite a diversity of interests!

Client Care


Office Manager

Roberta joined the Cat Clinic team in August 2013, when she moved to the Kansas City area from Wichita. She has two grown children and three granddaughters.  She has one fur baby, Purrl, the ultimate sweet lap cat, who she adopted as a stray in 2016.

In her free time, Roberta enjoys reading, bike riding, other outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.


Veterinary Technician

Natalie lives in Prairie Village with her dog Brindlewood, and also
enjoys spending time at her family home with 2 other rescue dogs, Luna
and Major. Natalie has always been an animal lover, and especially loves
to travel to areas with a dense population of wild animals. She has has
hiked the Grand Canyon and worked in Yellowstone National Park. Natalie
really enjoys working at the Cat Clinic and spending time with the cats.
She is currently a student with the goal of becoming a registered
veterinary technician.

House Cats


House Cat

Ophelia is a beautiful shorthair patch tabby. She came to us in 2009 with kittens. All were adopted but one named Ishta who went to live with Dr. Taylor. Ophelia is our unofficial clinic greeter and will happily accept all affection! She can usually be found on our front counter.