Meet Our Staff

Thomas Gil Hodges DVM

Thomas Gil Hodges DVM - Cat Care in Bellevue, WA
Dr. Hodges received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1985. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. After graduation he was recruited by a prominent small animal hospital in Dallas, where he specialized in Feline Medicine. He returned to the Northwest and has owned and managed Cat Care Clinic Bellevue for over 28 years.

Dr. Hodges and his wife Kathryn enjoy a small Equestrian farm and business at their home in the Snohomish area, and are busy with their three children, horses, hamsters and their "Cat" BC Hodges.

Kathryn Zahlis Hodges

Kathryn Zahlis Hodges - Cat Care in Bellevue, WA
Kathryn, Dr. Hodges wife, is the co-owner of Cat Care Clinic. She has owned and loved several purebred American Shorthairs. She shares an interest in medicine and operates an Equine layup, recovery and training facility at their ranch in the Snohomish area. She specializes in Dressage and Gaited horses. Currently, they own several horses including Peruvian Paso Stallion, Bonito CR and Peruvian Paso Mare, La Valentina. Kathryn continues to have a successful Equestrian career and holds numerous titles. She also has traveled with the USET Equestrian Team with her Dressage Instructors throughout Europe. Her other interests include International Fashion, having modeled throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico and the USA, in the eighties and nineties. Currently, she and Dr. Hodges are busy with their three teenage children, horses, hamsters and their "Cat" BC Hodges.

Blake Hodges, Clinic Manager

Blake Hodges, Clinic Manager - Cat Care in Bellevue, WA
Blake graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After spending the past couple of years as a part-time administrative assistant, he now operates as the Clinic’s Manager. Not only is he responsible for the business, marketing, and advertising aspects of the clinic, but also assists the veterinarians during examinations and procedures.

Blake’s primary interests include human medicine, animals, and serving our community in whatever capacity he can. Previously, he worked as a program assistant at a health center for adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses. He currently volunteers in Seattle as a teaching assistant for at-risk youth and as a Special Olympics athletic coach. It is his future aspiration to attend medical school and become a physician.
Outside of the Clinic, Blake enjoys playing sports (particularly basketball), hiking, paddle-boarding, and trying new cuisines.

Jessenia Rodriguez, Lead LVT

Jessenia Rodriguez Lead LVT Clinic Manager - Cat Care in Bellevue, WA
Jessenia is Cat Care Clinic’s Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has spent over seven years in the veterinary field. Her past exposures to small animal medicine, laboratory medicine, and wildlife have given her a diverse set of experiences.

Prior to becoming a veterinary technician, Jessenia served in the United States Armed Forces. From this experience, she developed the discipline and patience to handle any obstacle she encounters calmly and with precision. Her future goals are to obtain specialization in Feline Dentistry and eventually work her way to becoming a veterinarian that specializes in Feline Surgery.
When Jessenia is not providing her best care to your cat, she goes seeking adventure outdoors. Snowboarding, skiing, hiking, and kayaking are just a small sample of the outdoor sports she participates in.