About Dr. Kate Steinhacker


Experienced and Dedicated Integrative Veterinary Practitioner

I couldn't help but laugh when Scooch made this silly face. She's a bit of a clown.


I have been practicing integrative veterinary medicine since 2004, when I first opened Dr. Kate's Housecalls for Dogs & Cats in Portland, Maine. I appreciate the intersection between science and traditional medical systems. Integrative medicine offers the patient the best of both approaches. 

My goals for every patient are greater vitality, energy, and enthusiasm for life, and--of course--longevity. This is usually best achieved through a combination of conventional Western medicine and nutritional and Eastern medical therapies. 

Some cats take their jobs very seriously.

Scooch is one of them. She is reviewing this documentary in preparation for an upcoming review article she's planning to write.