Dr. Minta Keyes – Veterinarian

Dr. Minta Keyes fell in love with an orange tabby named “Butterfingers” as a young child and found her life calling. She graduated from Oregon State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988, and then completed internship training in small animal medicine and surgery at Coast Pet Clinic Animal Cancer Center in Hermosa Beach, California.

She travelled to Tufts University for residency training in small animal medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM). Her special interests include endocrinology, nephrology/urology and geriatric medicine. She lives with 5 cats and a very patient husband.

Dr. Keyes is the owner of the Cat Hospital of Tucson and is focused on providing gentle, above and beyond service for your cat, coming along side you as you help your cat enjoy life…no matter what stage of life they are in. Swing by the Cat Hospital of Tucson clinic today and learn more. Or call us to arrange an appointment. We are flexible and accommodating with schedules to help serve you best.


Emily Benz – Veterinary Technician

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Jessica – Veterinary Assistant

I was born in Sioux City Iowa and moved to Sierra Vista with my parents when I was a young age. As soon as I graduated from high school I moved to Tucson for college. I went to Pima Medical Institute and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. I have had many different animals growing up, including a bearded dragon, rabbits, cats, dogs, cattle and horses. Now living on my own, I have one dog named Boss. He is the light of my life. I enjoy playing with Boss, watching movies and going to Sierra Vista to visit my parents.


Colleen – Certified Veterinary Assistant

I was born and raised here in Tucson. I grew up with dogs, cats,chickens,ducks, a rabbit, parakeet, sheep and horses. As a child I was involved in 4-H with chickens, sheep and finally horses. In my late teens and early 20’s I judged the 4-H horse show at the Pima County Fair and began training show horses. I attended Pima Community College and studies pre-veterinary courses. In 1991 I graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a veterinary assistant. I began working for Dr. Keyes when she opened Cat Hospital of Tucson in July of 1998. While I enjoy all aspects of my job my areas of interest are dentistry and radiology. In 2003 I passed the national and Arizona state veterinary technician licensing exams and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. My animal family consists of 4 cats, 2 dogs, 2 turtles and 2 horses.