Our Clinic Cat
Our Highly Qualified Clinic Cat
Tillie is our new clinic cat. She has big paws to fill. Our previous clinic cats Jingles and Tigerbelle brought joy to our clinic for years. Tillie is a Maine Coon cat and knows how to come and sit on command.
Soon she will master the “high five”. Tillie loves to greet pets and people and loves kids, especially those who will play with her at the bead table in our waiting room. Tillie brings much joy and mischief to our
If your pet needs a veterinarian, the doctors at Westport Animal Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, will provide compassionate, personalized care tailored to their unique needs.
Debra Anderson is a lifelong resident of Topeka. She attended Most Pure Heart grade school and Hayden High School. She is a 1979 graduate of Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
She has been married to her husband, Bill for 46 years and has five children and 6 grandchildren. She currently has three dogs, Champ, a 9 year old Golden Retriever, Ranger, an 11 year old Borderdoodle, and Scruffy, a 3 year old Terrier mix, and two cats, Tiffany and Tex who make sure that the household operates to their standards.
Dr. Anderson founded Westport Animal Clinic in 1981 and has been practicing for 44 years. She enjoys client interactions and helping pets live as long as possible. She enjoys the many multi-generational relationships with families and their pets that have grown through the years.
In her free time she enjoys fiber arts, bicycling, swimming, and traveling.
Dr. Jenny Howe has been with Westport Animal Clinic since 2010. Since graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, she has practiced in Texas and Nebraska before returning home to the Topeka area.
She and her husband, Nathan, have two grown kids, Autumn and
Dane, who are all avid K-State, KC Royals, and Chiefs fans. They share their home with six cats and a pup, all rescues of one kind or another.
When not at work, Dr. Howe volunteers her time with the Wabaunsee County Fair Board, the Friendly Farmers 4-H Club, various school and church activities, and spending time with her grandson, Neil. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, volleyball, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
She loves the challenge and satisfaction of surgery and dental procedures, in addition to working with families to find the best prevention and treatment options for their furry friends.
Dr. Michelle Voegeli graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2021. She is from the Topeka area, having graduated from Hayden High School and is excited to be back home.
She shares her home with her rescue cat, Piper. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
She is excited to be joining the Westport Animal Clinic family and looks forward to helping you care for your furry friends!