Kim Percival-Leland, DVM
Dr. Kim Percival is the owner of the Cat Hospital of Austin. In 2000, Dr. Percival opened the Cat Hospital of Austin in order to give feline patients a calm, comfortable environment where they can receive high quality veterinary medicine.
Dr. Percival grew up in New Orleans and spent 10 years in Houston. She had wanted to become a veterinarian from the time she was in fourth grade; a major fifth grade project required her to interview a veterinarian and that cemented her decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
She attended Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and focused on learning everything she could about feline medicine. An active student member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, she received an award for her knowledge about cats. She graduated cum laude and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Percival practiced medicine at a small animal hospital in Austin. She worked with a variety of animals and frequently noticed how cats became nervous due to the noise from barking dogs. That experience encouraged her to open the Cat Hospital of Austin.
A member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Percival has special interests in feline internal medicine, senior pet care and feline dentistry.
Dr. Percival enjoys the companionship of a number of pets at her home, including a dog named Kayla and two cats, Skippy and Tyler. She also cares for the hospital’s cats, Taz (the “office manager”); Gizmo (the “assistant office manager”); Nutmeg (the “receptionist supervisor”) and Maggie (the “official greeter”).
During her leisure time, Dr. Percival enjoys the outdoors. Camping, fishing and jet skiing are among her favorite activities. She also enjoys reading, scrap booking and cooking, especially Cajun food. She is happily married and loves spending time with her son, Logan.