Dr. Nicola Painter

Dr. Painter is originally from New Jersey but has called Philadelphia her home for quite some time now having moved here to pursue veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in International Relations from Brown University and spent several years working in the legal and financial fields before pursuing a career change to vet medicine. Following graduation from Penn Vet, Dr. Painter worked in small animal private practice but her love for feline medicine found her way back to a cat-only practice at which she had previously worked with Dr. Kirnos. She is thrilled to be working with Dr. Kirnos again at the Cat Hospital of Media!

Dr. Painter has particular interests in dentistry, internal medicine, and feline behavior issues. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She prioritizes staying up-to-date on the most current therapeutic options and actively engages in continuing education.

In her spare time Dr. Painter loves to garden and spends most weekends
working on her fixer-upper house in East Falls. She shares her home with a menagerie of animals, including several rescue cats (Peanut is pictured above) and two dogs rescued from Philadelphia’s animal shelter.

Summer Hours

The team at the Cat Hospital of Media have been working really hard through COVID to provide all of our patients the best care possible. In order to give everyone a much needed break, we are starting Summer Holiday Hours June 1st through Labor Day. We will not see appointments on Saturdays. We will be open 8AM-11AM for Boarding drop offs and pick-ups plus medication pick-ups.

We are so happy we can do this for the employees and give them a well-deserved break! In case of emergency, please call the nearest ER. View those locations here.