Your Cat is Our Priority

About Galaxy Cats Vet Center

Galaxy Cats Vet Center is led by Dr. Kristen Kjellberg and offers veterinary services exclusively for your beloved feline companion.

Welcome to Galaxy Cats Vet in Newcastle! 

At our privately owned, feline-exclusive veterinary practice, we take pride in delivering the highest standard of care for your beloved cat. We offer a wide range of specialized services, spanning from comprehensive internal medicine to surgical procedures, and even expert behavioral and nutritional counseling. Our passion for feline wellness shines through in everything we do.
 

What sets us apart from other feline-only practices in the Seattle area is our unwavering commitment to the health and happiness of your furry feline family members. We don’t see any other species at our facility, making it a true sanctuary for your cat. Our dedication to creating a stress-free environment for our feline patients is unmatched, thanks to our low-stress cat handling techniques.

Why Choose Galaxy Cats for Your Cat’s Care?

  • Feline-Exclusive Focus: Your cat is our sole priority, ensuring a specialized and tailored approach to their well-being.
  • Privately Owned: As a privately owned practice, we have the freedom to put your cat’s health and happiness above all else. Our quality medicine is tailored to your cat, not dictated by corporate headquarters.
  • Comprehensive Services: From medical expertise to needed surgeries, we offer all the services your cat needs under one roof.
  • Behavioral and Nutritional Counseling: Our experienced vets are here to guide you on providing the best care for your cat, inside and out.
  • Low-Stress Environment: Say goodbye to the anxiety often associated with traditional clinics. Your cat will experience a more relaxed and comfortable visit with us.

When you choose Galaxy Cats, you’re not just choosing a veterinary practice; you’re choosing a partner in ensuring the health and happiness of your cat. Let us redefine your perception of stress-free vet visits, making it a positive and enriching experience for you and your beloved feline companion. Your cat deserves the best, and that’s precisely what we deliver.

Meet Your Veterinarian

About Dr. Kjellberg

Dr. Kristen Kjellberg grew up in Houston, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate school. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2013. She worked in emergency, shelter medicine, and general practice in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she moved to the Seattle area and found her calling as a feline-only veterinarian here in the PNW. She is passionate about the level of care she can give cats and their owners by working in a feline exclusive hospital.

Dr. K’s professional interests include client education and communication, new graduate mentoring, preventive care, dermatology, and abdominal surgery. She is passionate about promoting self-care amongst staff and veterinarians in this challenging but rewarding field. She also has strong interests in animal behavior and feline-friendly handling. Dr. K cherishes the human-animal bond, as well as getting to know her patients and clients on an individual basis. She strives to promote the best wellness for each pet while recognizing that there is no “one size fits all” approach. Illness and wellness medicine must be customized to fit the pet and their family.

When not working, Dr. Kjellberg enjoys live music, listening to NPR, home improvement, gardening, and exploring Seattle with her husband and furkids.

Dr. K and her husband live in south Seattle with 5 rescues—2 mixed breed dogs: Ender and ASCII, and 3 cats: Parka, Kraken, and Captain Cuddles. Kraken was an orphaned kitten found under a trailer, and Parka was a stray kitten in an office parking garage. Captain Cuddles was rescued from near death on the streets of LA, and while his main hobby is food, he also enjoys playing with Ender’s tail and chasing the other two cats.