Salt Lake City veterinarian cares for cats
She opened Dancing Cats in June 2004 and currently practices Western medicine with a few alternative options, such as acupuncture.
"They were peeing everywhere, hiding and tearing up furniture," Barrett-Locker says, recalling her first weeks with her two rescues, Pepe and Ashton. "Dr. Larsen discovered they suffered from a genetic problem that causes crystals in their urine to cause pain. She placed them on prescription food and antibiotics, and since then, they've been great."
Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) conducts the feral cat program Trap, Alter, Vaccinate, Return and Maintain (TAVRM).
Member name Angela Barrett-Locker
Company name Dancing Cats Feline Health Center
Work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $35
Description of work "They provided ongoing care for my two naughty cats."
Member comments "I have two cats that were rescued from a feral colony by CAWS. Their foster family already had them established as patients at Dancing Cats, so I decided to continue to go there. Dr. [Nancy] Larsen [the owner] and her staff are wonderful. They'll let you drop your cats off anytime if you don't have time for an appointment. Sometimes, when I've had a long wait, they won't charge me for the appointment. They have great customer service - they always call to follow up after an appointment to make sure everything is going OK. Dr. Larsen often makes the calls herself. This clinic sees cats only, so it's nice there are no barking dogs or squawking birds to disturb them. My cats had a lot of health problems, and Dr. Larsen was able to get to the bottom of what was causing the problems and get me what I needed to resolve it. Frankly, I couldn't keep these two brat cats without their support."