In 2017, after many years of providing care and building bridges in the community and veterinary world, Dr. Katarina Luther chose to use her experience and resources to create the non-profit organization Guardian Whiskers, Inc. Her mission with Guardian Whiskers has been to create community programs and events that harness the power of the human-animal bond to benefit, inspire, and heal people of all ages.
Guardian Whiskers allows those not fortunate to have pets, particularly children, to benefit from the many gifts they bring.
For almost two decades, Katarina has provided veterinary care to thousands of dogs, cats, and even occasional exotic animals. The incredible bond of people with their pets has been an inspiring part of her life every day. While she now owns and manages Cat Care Clinic and City Dog Vet in Madison, WI, a driving passion for Katarina is giving back to the community, near and far.
A large inspiration for Katarina’s programs are her own three children, now teenagers. Her children were fortunate to grow up surrounded with pets and hobby farm animals. Like most kids, they turned to critters for joy, peace, laughter, and non-judgemental companionship when they needed a friend. Katarina believes every child should have the opportunity to cuddle with, read to, or just enjoy the magical presence of a pet.
Katarina is always looking for her next program or project and welcomes collaboration from even the most far-fetched willing participants.