Dr. Kathryn Papp (also frequently and fondly referred to as Dr. Kate) grew up around animals, competed on the equestrian hunter/jumper A' circuits and has always had a passion for anything living, breathing and in need of care. She knew at a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian and dedicated herself to that goal and her education early on.
Those who know Dr. Papp most often describe her intelligence and skills as exceptional. She attended The Peddie School in NJ, followed by the University of Vermont (Class of 2003), graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 2008 and then completed a 1 yr internship split between a private practice and the internal medicine service at the Tufts Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Papp has the knowledge, experience and understanding required to give owners an honest and accurate assessment of a patient's diagnosis, prognosis, expected abilities or limitations and recommended responsible care. She always puts the animals' well-being first, treating each and every one of her patients as if they are her own. Dr. Kate has a family farm in Cream Ridge, NJ with a wide range of personal animals; young and old, babies, show horses, retired race horses, an Amazon parrot, rescued and adopted dogs, cats, sheep, goats...even a pet steer! It is NOT uncommon to see Dr. Papp driving around with a newly rescued animal in the back of her vehicle. Her dedicated lifestyle keeps her updated on the latest treatments, surgeries, and therapies. Her practice extends services to almost all species including, but not limited to: dogs, cats, small ruminants, farm animals, exotics and other domestic critters. Dr. Kate is currently based primarily out of Harrisburg, PA where she lives with her husband Monti Neal Sims, a third generation Thoroughbred race horse trainer. His charm won her over in 2013, when she agreed to marry him (after requesting ALL of her animals' permission we assume). Monti is an exceptional horseman, animal lover and extremely accepting of the fact that their bed will forever be overflowing with numerous pets squeezing in, out and over them each evening.