Purr-Sonal Care Cat Clinic is proud to serve Waterloo, IA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of feline veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own cat, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced feline lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your cat, please don’t hesitate to call us at (319) 232-2228. Thank you!
Dr. Julie Kramer, DVM
Dr. Kramer is a native of Cedar Falls, IA. She lived various places all over the US throughout her life, but eventually settled back here in the Cedar Valley to raise her family. She has two sons, the older son, Austin, lives in Des Moines and her younger son, Sawyer, lives in St. Louis. She also as a stepdaughter, Sarah, and two grandsons in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Kramer graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She worked for a few different veterinarians after graduating college, until the fall of 1996 when she decided to open her own specialty clinic here in Waterloo to serve cats only. Her passion for cats and the need for a cat-only clinic in the area is what initially drove her to opening her own practice.
Outside of work, Dr. Kramer enjoys riding and showing her horses, Bum, Tootsie and Scarlett; caring for her indoor cats, Hazel and Maybelle; her barn cats, Rodney and Luna; and her dogs, Sadie and Ruby. She also enjoys spending time in her perennial gardens around her Waterloo farm house. She also spends time going on motorcycle rides all over and camping in her RV with her husband and their dogs. Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends!
Amy, Receptionist / Assistant
Amy is a native of Minnesota (we try not to hold it against her!) and moved to the Waterloo area as a young girl. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years. When you come into PCCC you will most likely find Amy behind the front desk answering your questions or helping you with your food purchases! Amy is also in charge of ordering of food, medications, and products.
Despite her many years in the veterinary field, in 2011 Amy did something she’d never done before – adopted a kitten! She named her Pitbull and Amy now has another cat, Ella. Ella and Pitbull have become great friends.
Outside the clinic Amy enjoys spending time with her animals, her husband, Steve, and their children and grandchildren. Amy and Steve both enjoy hiking, biking, and camping all over the US in their RV.
Samra is an Iowa native. She graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She loves cats and has three of her own. Two of them are orange tabbies named Crayon and Pixie and the other kitty is a tuxedo named Spot. She enjoys making art, especially ceramics.
Working at PCCC Samra’s favorite part is being able to connect with people over their pets. She loves getting to know each patient and client that comes through the door.
Hollie, Head Technician (RVT)
Hollie is an Iowa native, living in various parts of the state over the years, and eventually settling in Cedar Falls, IA. She attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and attended Kirkwood Community College for her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013.
Here at PCCC, Hollie assists in the exam room and in surgery, performing dental cleanings, taking x-rays, running lab samples, and caring for the animals that are being hospitalized or boarding. She really enjoys obtaining blood samples, doing dental cleanings, and educating clients on the dietary needs of their cats.
At home Hollie has 4 cats, Shadow, Eddie, Freya, and Moonlight Unicorn; a husband, Ben; and daughter Kattarina. In her spare time Hollie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, kayaking, and hiking.
Carah, Veterinary Technician
Carah is an Iowa native. She came to us after 21 years of working in the veterinary field. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, and her new granddaughter. Carah loves all kinds of animals, she has an ostrich named Herman, a miniature donkey, 2 bulldogs, and 12 cats. Here at PCCC, Carah assists in the exam room, with taking x-rays, running lab samples, and caring for the animals that are being hospitalized or boarding. She loves developing awesome relationships with clients and taking care of their fur babies!
One interesting fact about Carah is that she is a pinball fanatic and collector. She also loves anything related to horror and collects horror memorabilia.
Jenna, Social Media Coordinator
Jenna is an Iowa native, residing in Dunkerton, Iowa. She grew up with horses, dogs, cats and also had a guinea pig, chinchilla, and a hamster. She graduated from Iowa State University in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Jenna has been with us for a year but came to us with a year of previous veterinary experience. She has always known that she wanted to work with animals and feels very fortunate to find a career within her field. Jenna and her boyfriend, Jacob, have an Australian Shepherd named Gunner and a Maine Coon named MoMo, and her newest addition, Franky.
During her free time Jenna enjoys camping, kayaking, going to concerts, and crafting with her mom. Her favorite thing about working for PCCC is being able to watch the kittens grow up that come in for their first kitten visits. She also loves to snuggle and bond with the kitties that visit us!
Cristina, Assistant / Reception / Office Assistant
Cristina is a California Native that moved to Iowa when she was 9 years old and grew up in Cedar Falls. Cristina received her diploma from Hawkeye Community College for Veterinary Assisting in August of 2021. She came to us before she finished her program to complete her requirement for an internship, deciding to stay on with PCCC once that was completed. Since then, Cristina has taken on more responsibility here at the clinic, including helping with reception and doing our book keeping, in addition to her knowledge of assisting. Cristina was drawn to the veterinary profession because to her love of caretaking, especially vulnerable animals.
At home Cristina has 3 cats: Moscato, Oso, and Dracula, and most importantly her husband, Armando. During her free time, Cristina enjoys creating new recipes and grilling in the summer time with family and friends. Her favorite things about working for PCCC are working with our team to problem solve and help provide quality care for all of our patients. She really enjoys spending time talking with clients and enjoys the forming a bond, she really strives to make each and every experience a positive one.
Merryn, Veterinary Technician
Merryn started her journey in animal medicine while working for the local humane society, fostering over 60 cats and kittens during her time there. Though she loves all animals, Merryn was particularly drawn to working exclusively with felines, finding resonance with their feminine nature. She feels deeply for cats, as they are misunderstood creatures, often historically mistreated and associated with bad luck and witchery. One of Merryn’s goals is to help clarify the misgivings that surround felines and for people to appreciate them for the very special animals that they are.
Merryn is currently studying creative writing & English through Southern New Hampshire University, and hopes to become a writer. When she is not at work, Merryn can be found at home reading a book, a cat curled up on her lap. Her partner Levi, a musician, creates the soundtrack for her life as she goes about her day. Merryn enjoys art, writing short stories, spending time in nature, studying culture and languages, as well as caring for her house plants and pets.