Elizabeth Jean Colleran, DVM, MS, dipl. ABVP – Feline Specialty Germinder Power of Pink Honoree Bio


Dr. Colleran is an author, keynote and veterinary conference speaker, consultant and feline practitioner board-certified in feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

She has successfully created and managed two feline medicine veterinary practices. Her practice in Portland, Oregon was the first feline-only practice in Portland Oregon and her current practice; the Chico Hospital for Cat is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Her business acumen has resulted in her being awarded the SBA Small Business Person of the Year award and a Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader Award. She received the Germinder 20th Anniversary Power of Pink Honoree in 2018 to salute her contributions to veterinary medicine and her business success.

Dr. Colleran Co-chairs the Cat Friendly Practice and is a Board Member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She has served on the AAFP board for several years including as president in 2011 and treasurer from 2007-2009. She also serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association Welfare Committee, has served on a number of veterinary committees and continues to serve on task forces.

She received her Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy with the thesis, “Politics, Economics and Biology of the California Mountain Lion” graduating with honors in 1996. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.

Dr. Colleran is a published author and frequent contributor to several peer-reviewed publications. She has been a media spokesperson on a number of feline topics for communications campaigns and has proudly mentored many aspiring feline practitioners. Her next book for veterinarians, “The Senior Cat: Medicine and Management in the Golden Years” (working title) will be published in early 2019.



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