Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!
Our primary asset at the Cat Clinic of Johnson County is our health care team. Our veterinarians, technicians, receptionists, and patient care assistants are carefully chosen, not only for their skills, but for their professionalism and compassion. And, most importantly, they are chosen for their love of cats.
Tash Taylor, DVM
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Dr. Tash Taylor grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and decided when she was 5 years old that she would be a veterinarian and work with cats. For her, there was never a Plan B.
She received her undergraduate degree at Friends University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and went on to graduate from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Taylor has earned the Certified Cat-Friendly Veterinarian designation from the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Immediately upon graduation from Kansas State, Dr. Taylor came to work at the Cat Clinic of Johnson County in June 2008 when the practice was located in the historic Haskins House. Four years later, she purchased the clinic from Dr. Irene Schomacker. When the opportunity arose to expand by moving across the street to a larger building, the practice relocated to its current location.
When she is not working, Dr. Taylor loves spending time with her two daughters, Jasmine and Ariel. They share their home with three cats – Ishta, who is our clinic cat Ophelia’s daughter; Purrl, a beautiful FIV positive Angora mix; and Thumper, a Manx with a huge personality. All three are cats who were brought to the clinic in need of a home.
Although she loves all animals, cats have always been her passion and she loves coming to work every day. Working with our clients to keep their cats healthy and helping those who are struggling with illness brings her great personal fulfillment.
Bonnie Dechant, DVM
Dr. Dechant (AKA Dr. Bonnie), grew up in Kansas and received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her DVM from Kansas State University (1997).
Dr. Dechant has been associated with the Cat Clinic since 2004. We are very excited to have her with us full-time. During the years that she has not been full-time at the Cat Clinic, she worked full-time in shelter medicine and is an advocate for feline care.
Dr. Dechant lives in Edgerton with her husband, Kenny, and their 4-legged children. Outside of work, Dr. Dechant enjoys spending time with her 2 horses, 1 pony, 2 cats, and 1 dog. She also enjoys the hobby of vintage motorcycles and cars with her husband.
Hannah joined the Cat Clinic team in 2014 after graduating the veterinary technician program from Brown Mackie College. As a technician, many knew her as the “cat whisperer” because of her intuitive way in winning over the kitties that aren’t fond of going to the vet. Hannah became the Practice Manager in 2022. Even though she is more “behind the scenes” now, she can still be found loving on the hospitalized and boarding kitties.
As practice manager, Hannah loves being able to support the clinic team and see each individual grow in skill, knowledge, and emotional intelligence. When Hannah is not at the clinic, she likes to hike with her dogs, play disc golf and try out new restaurants with her husband, and spend time at home with her cats.