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About the ZenCat Mission and Dr. Phoenix Watt

Here's why your cats need a little more Zen, and the dedicated cat-loving veterinarian who will bring it to them.

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Here's what we can do for your cats and kittens in the comfort of your home, and our fees and prices.

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Cat Lover's Resources

Links to cats and kittens available for adoption, Dr. Phoenix's blog, the doctor's favorite toys and litters, nutrition and behavioral information, and so much more!



Newborns through geriatric kitties, here's what your cat needs


What vaccination are available and why your kitty needs them

Sick Kitties

Is my kitty sick? Here's how to recognize illness in your cat

ZenCat Videos

Starscream and Tickle Pickle.

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Chronic Disease Management

White long hair cat contemplates having a chronic disease

If you and your cat are struggling with a chronic disease, let ZenCat help you navigate the best treatment plans and outcomes.

Nutritional Counseling

From calculating your cat’s RER (resting energy requirements) to ensure appropriate caloric intake, to creating a personalized homemade diet recipe, to recommending the best commercial cat food (be it raw or canned), I can help you figure out the best way to meet your cat’s nutritional requirements within your budget.

Behavioral Counseling

From litterbox issues to aggression, let ZenCat find a solution to these common problems and more.

Assessing Quality of Life

Is your kitty having more bad days than good? Let ZenCat assist you in determining how to optimize your cat's quality of life. 

Palliative and Hospice Care

Tabby cat ponders his remaining time in this world

Not sure how to help your kitty enjoy the best quality of life when the end is near? ZenCat can show you how to minimize pain and suffering and ensure that your cat is living his remaining days to the fullest.

Euthanasia - The "Good Death"

Kitty is ready, are you?

Not sure if it's time for your precious baby to transition from this life to the next? ZenCat can help.

ZenCat Blog

Posts coming soon!

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ZenCat House Call Veterinary Services For Cats, Serving Northern San Diego

ZenCat is a feline-exclusive holistic house call veterinary practice, offering cats and their guardians the opportunity to achieve optimum health and wellness where kitties are happiest… in the comfort of their own home!    

The ZenCat holistic approach means that all aspects of the cat and his or her lifestyle is taken into consideration. Most veterinarians limit their scheduled appointments to 15 minutes, but ZenCat appointments are scheduled for at least one hour. This allows enough time to perform a full physical exam, and time to discuss nutrition (the foundation of wellness), water availability and intake (the key to keeping kitty’s kidneys healthy), litterbox assessment, behavioral issues, and anything else you’d like to discuss with the vet.   

ZenCat offers vaccinations, parasite control, Western and Eastern treatment modalities, pharmaceutical alternatives, blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, eye tests, and ultrasound. We specialize in chronic disease management for arthritis, kidney disease, hyperthyroid, feline herpesvirus, heart disease, and diabetes, palliative and hospice care, quality of life assessment, and in-home euthanasia – the last, greatest gift you can give your kitty when it’s time to transition from this life to the next.   

I’m Dr. Phoenix Watt, and I am pretty much the crazy cat lady who went to veterinary school. As I gained the exposure and experience at the variety of veterinary practices necessary to apply to vet school, I observed that cats are often treated as second-class citizens in many hospitals. That’s not fair to the cat or her guardian. So my goal in creating ZenCat is to bring best-in-class veterinary care into your home, creating the best possible experience for your cat, and you!   

Over the decades, I’ve been the doting guardian of many wonderful cats, which means that, like my clients, I’ve been a consumer of veterinary services for a long time. Most vets go to high school, then university, then vet school, lacking the practical experience of being on the consumer side of veterinary medicine. But I do know what that’s like, and I feel my experiences inform my practice and make me a better vet.     

Our clients love ZenCat because they don’t have to go through the nightmare of shoving an unwilling cat into a carrier, driving with their poor baby wailing in the back seat during the long drive, sitting in a reception area with barking dogs and noisy videos, and then having to take the carrier apart to get the cat out… all in order to talk to a doctor for five minutes! (And of course, the experience is exponentially worse trying to take multiple cats to the vet at once!) They know that with a ZenCat house call the veterinarian comes to the house, kitty is examined in his calm, Zen-like, familiar home surroundings, and nothing is rushed.   

What really makes us unique is that we are a holistic house call veterinary practice exclusively for cats.   

What makes us stand out is that we LOVE cats, and are dedicated to making veterinary services available every cat at every life stage.    

Doesn’t your cat deserve a little more Zen in her life? Call us today for an appointment at (760) 443-7241, or click on the button below to be taken to our online booking site.  

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Better yet, see us in person!

Appointments are available! 

We'll send a licensed, cat-loving veterinarian to examine your cat

where he's most comfortable... at home!


1032 Tabby Lane, Escondido, CA 92026, US

(760) 443-7241


Monday - Friday: 9-6

Saturday: 10-2

Other hours by appointment