Dr. Audra Pompeani is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up without ever having a pet. After college, she enrolled in graduate school, studying molecular biology with the expectation that she would pursue a career in research science. It was during that time that she adopted 2 kittens and discovered her passion for helping animals (and their owners). After completing her doctorate, Audra moved to Philadelphia to study veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband relocated to the Bay Area in 2013, when she joined the team at PESCM. She remains particularly interested in feline medicine, emergency medicine, and the human-animal bond, and she has developed a passion for palliative and geriatric care as well. Audra’s family includes 3 cats (including the original life-changing 2, who are old ladies now) and 2 rescued senior chihuahuas. In her free time she enjoys gardening, sports, comedy, music, crafts, and getting outside in the beautiful Bay Area.