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Cat Clinic of Destin Veterinary Team

Learn more about the amazing veterinary team behind your pet’s care at Cat Clinic of Destin, here.

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Cat Clinic of Destin Veterinary Staff

Our doctors and veterinary staff are dedicated and passionate animal lovers who place your pet’s health and well-being above anything else!

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Dorothy V. Flynn, DVM

Dr. Flynn loves her job! She was thrilled to start her first practice in Destin in April of 2000. She decided on a feline-only veterinary hospital because she thought the idea of giving cats their own facility made so much sense. She loves cats AND dogs, but knew that her calling was in providing a unique experience for cats and their owners.

She graduated from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Flynn attends at least two continuing education conferences annually, concentrating solely on the current advances in feline veterinary medicine. She gives back to her community by working closely with Feline Friends of Destin and other rescue groups.

Dr. Flynn is a proud sponsor of Compassion International. She has supported twin boys in Ethiopia since 2004, and a little girl in Nicaragua since 2013. In her free time, she enjoys long walks along our beautiful coastline, attending Bible Study, but loves to spend time with her grandsons most of all!

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Brooklyn Flaherty, DVM, MPH

Dr. Flaherty grew up in Crab Orchard, Kentucky and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in Animal Science.  She is a 2020 graduate of Auburn University, with a special interest in feline medicine (where she served as the founder of Auburn’s student chapter of AAFP). She also received her Masters of Public Health from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2021. Her passions include her adorable son Barron, Instagram famous feline Mira, concerts, hiking, running, and traveling.

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Dr. Selby Merrow, DVM
Dr. Merrow grew up in Wichita, KS, and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Kansas State University in 2018. She is a 2023 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include Feline Medicine, low-stress handling, animal behavior, and nutrition. Her favorite activity outside of work is spending time with her sassy, 17-year-old cat, Josie. Her other hobbies include caring for an extensive house plant collection, spending time with her friends and family, attending concerts, and exploring Destin; she is new to the area!
Kay Pichardo, Vet Technician
Kay is a true cat lover. She is your cat’s greatest advocate while here at The Cat Clinic of Destin. Her nursing skills are excellent and her genuine compassion for each kitty is evident to all. Kay lives in Niceville with her husband and has one son- but we all say she’s married to her 15 cats, 4 koi fish, and 2 birds! Before coming to the Cat Clinic in 2014, she volunteered with animal rescue groups for 4 years, working with adoptions and animal welfare. In her free time, she enjoys her garden, volunteers at her church and with her favorite cat rescue group, Feline Friends of Destin.
Sara Foote, Veterinary Technician

Sara has been with the clinic since the beginning of 2019. Sara started off as a Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Technician. Soon after starting with us added groomer to her resume and is now one of our Veterinary Technicians. Sara has a great love for all animals but holds a special place in her heart for felines. Pet mom to her 4 cats; Jada, Jedi, Jemma, & Fitz.  Also, her 2 dogs Zelda & Nymera. In her time away from the clinic she enjoys time with her family and beloved pets, gardening, hiking. Sara is looking to continue adding new and improved skills to her resume to further assist both patients and clients alike. 

Nikki Fanning, Veterinary Technician

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Katie Washburn, Vet Assistant

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina and having come from England, Katie now lives in Crestview with her husband Noah, and her two dogs and kitty. Katie joined our team as a Vet Assistant in 2022 and aspires to become a Vet Technician. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband, modifying her Jeep Wrangler, and going to church.

Ryan Flynn, Practice Manager

Ryan has become a great asset to the Cat Clinic of Destin since he joined the team in 2014. Ryan is continuing his education to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. He’s received continuing education in communication, customer service, and practice management. Ryan lives in Niceville with his wife, Rachel, and 3 young sons, JJ, Kayden, and Owen; and a Shepard mix named Turtle.

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Vicky Varnadore, CSR

Vicky started with us in 2022 as a customer service representative.  Vicky was born in Jacksonville, FL. Vicky was raised on a farm where she learned to love all animals. Vicky lives at home with her two kitties, Rascal and Cupcake. Vicky enjoys camping, road trip, cooking and fishing.