Scratching Post Cat Hospital & Retreat Phone:937-435-7228 Add: 133 W. Franklin St, Centerville, OH 45459  Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
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The Scratching Post Cat Hospital is a full service veterinary practice devoted exclusively to cats. At the Scratching Post Cat Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality care for each feline to enhance their well-being and quality of life. We schedule longer appointments which allows our veterinarians to do a thorough exam in a calm, unhurried and compassionate atmosphere. Many of our patients respond to this approach. We encourage all family members to come in with their cats for the examinations and ask questions. It is our goal to educate and involve each client in a lifetime care plan for their cat. This allows a team approach that helps each cat live a better quality life.

We believe in:Toy
  • the best care for your cat.
  • humanity & compassion.
  • good old fashioned service.
  • only quality vaccinations/ tests that are appropriate.
  • no rushing; we take the time to address all your concerns.
  • lots of love & gentle care for cats !

Our spacious, warm, decidedly homey facility and the distinct lack of the presence of dogs provide a calm and low-stress environment for those of the feline persuasion.

The medical and surgical services we provide are extensive; from routine annual exams and vaccinations to laser surgery, radiology, in-house laboratory, full surgical capabilities, dental x-ray & care, preventative and geriatric care.

House calls are available for a variety of services. Housecalls are best for house-bound clients, clients with multiple cats and sensitive cats. Many cats do extremely well getting their annual exams in the familiar environment of their own home.

If you were a cat, you would want to stay at our state of the art Cat Retreat where an entire level of our facility is devoted to ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of cats. 2 Purrsidential suites, multi-level cat condos with unobstructed view of birdfeeders and a state-of-the-art playroom complete with overhead cat walks, ledges, cat trees and a plethora of toys ensure that your cat won't be cramped in a cold, dark cage during their stay with us. Soothing classical music completes this retreat.

We Care



Dr. Summers, Veterinarian Andrew Summers, DVM:
Dr. Summers is an alumni of Ohio State University Veterinary School, University of Michigan and valedictorian of Springboro High. He externed at the Columbus Zoo during Vet school and practiced at a high traffic feline practice in Connecticut before returning to Ohio. His commitment to uncompromising high quality medicine and a desire to provide a relaxed and home-like environment in which to treat cats, led him to start the Scratching Post Cat Hospital.

Dr. Summers' gentle compassionate nature, along with the Scratching Post's home-like environment, tend to have a calming effect on cats while they're here. Dr. Summers is committed to keeping up to date on the latest medical advances and treatment of cats and logs many hours in that pursuit.

A vegetarian since high school, Dr. Summers loves animals of all kind but feels an affinity for cats. His focus in cats has given him a much better insight into cats' ailments and behavior and kept him up to date with the best feline medicine and technology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Summers is married with 3 sons. He loves spending time with his family, woodworking and on computers.


Amanda, RVT


Allie, Vet Assistant
Amanda, Vet Assistant:
Amanda is a sweet and caring soul who seems to have the uncanny knack to connect with anyone she meets, cat or human. Patients are comforted with her keen and gentle ministrations.

Allie, Vet Assistant:
You will rarely meet anyone as gentle as Ali. Quick, efficient and kind, Ali will put you and your kitty at ease right off the bat.

Ali loves to spend time with her husband and infant son.


Kristen, Manager


Jannice, Receptionist
Kristen, Manager:
Hailing from New England, Kristen has a refreshing sense of humor and tact that makes her an invaluable member of the Scratching Post family.

Possesing of a big heart, Kristen lives with 7 cats (one is a fanbelt rescue), 3 dogs and loves to spend time with her rowdy family of husband, 4 boys and their significant others.

Jannice, Receptionist:
A graduate of Wright State University, Jannice has had many years of experience working in the customer service field. Jannice loves animals with an unwavering pasion and has always wanted to work with them. Her gentle nature and incredible bond with cats make her a perfect fit for our cat-loving family.

Jannice has an avid interest in natural food and healing. Possessing an incredibly soft heart, Jannice is owned by many critters. Somewhere at a rest stop on the homeless cat highway, there are directions to Jannice's house.


Amanda, RVT


Rich, Retreat Dude
Jennifer is the newest member of our close-knit family. She loves making our guests stay here as pampered as possible.

Rich is a great dude and has been with us for many years. Rich sees to the comfort of our furry guests and makes sure that they get love and exercise over the weekend and holidays.


Thanks for your interest !