Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center

4680 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117


Meet the Cheshire Cat Team!
Our support team is a group of caring individuals that help you and our veterinarians provide your cat the care it deserves. Our team is specifically trained to handle our feline patients.Together our veterinary team has many years of experience in the veterinary field.

Christopher Smith

Office Manager / Technician

Christopher has been in the veterinary business for over 25 years. Christopher has always loved animals so he started part time at a clinic in Escondido as a kennel tech, then moved on to a busy practice in Rancho Bernardo where he became technician, tech supervisor and finally office manager. Christopher started working here at Cheshire Cat in August of 2015 as Office Manager/Technician.

Christopher has always had animals in his life and his love of cats has brought him here. 

When not at Cheshire Cat Chris enjoys being with his wife Cheryl and 3 cats ZZ, Emmie and Samson.


Marta Reisig 


Marta of Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center, San Diego's #1 Feline only hospital

Marta began volunteering at the Department of Animal Services when she was 18 and has loved it ever since. She became "hooked" and 33 years still loves what she does.

Marta started here at Cheshire Cat in July of 2012 and has been a staple of the business every since.

Marta keeps busy with her son, 5 cats and 1 dog.                 


Dechenae "Dee" Hickson


Dee of Cheshire Cat Clinic, the premier provider of feline-exclusive veterinary care in San Diego, California

Dee has always had a special connection with all animals. As long as she can remember she has had a great interest and thanks her mom for getting her to pursue her goals in a field she loves. Dee went to the PIMA Medical Institute in 2008 and became a certified veterinary assistant. Dee's passion for animals has led her here to Cheshire Cat.



Margo started her animal career at the Fund For Animals Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 1994, where she cared for orphaned, injured and ill native wildlife. After moving on from there she worked for an avian and exotic animal clinic for 10 years. In 2014 she came to work here at Cheshire Cat where she is able to explore her true love of felines.

Margo enjoys playing guitar and music for her 5 cats (Arya, Heisenberg,Amun-Ra, Hathor and Stryker B Nubbs). Margo also has 2 dogs (Anubis and Neffie).


RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

Barbara has been working exclusively with felines for over 10 years. Her biggest passion is obviously, cats. Her "low-stress handling" techniques will make your cats visit to our clinic a pawsome experience.

Barbara owns a Sphynx (hairless) cat named Bella.                                                                                                                                                                                         



Katie has had a love of animals ever since she was a young child. She has been breeding and showing Turkish Angora Cats since 2012. Her love of felines has brought her to Cheshire Cat Clinic and she joined the team in 2014. Katie is currently attending PIMA Medical Institute to become an RVT, she is due to graduate next year.