The Boston Cat Hospital

3840 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Dr. Patricia V. Gallo, Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Patricia Gallo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from Purdue University and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and behavior from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Gallo's doctoral research investigated the effects of feline maternal nutrition during pregnancy on kitten brain and behavior development. She published several papers on the interaction of nutrients and stress during pregnancy and lactation on offspring growth, behavioral and endocrine development. Upon completion of her doctorate, Dr. Gallo became Assistant Professor of nutritional sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. After receiving tenure, Dr. Gallo left academia to pursue studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988.

Dr. Gallo joined The Boston Cat Hospital in September of 1988. She became the owner of The Boston Cat Hospital in 1994, and moved the hospital from its Park Street location to Kenmore Square. Dr. Gallo is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She served on the Board of Directors for 10 years, chaired the public relations and research committees, and served on the continuing education committee and Fellows Executive Board. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) where she served on the zoonosis committee. Dr. Gallo currently serves on the Advisory Board to Hill's Pet Nutrition, and is a veterinary consultant for the Winn Feline Foundation.

Dr. Gallo's main clinical interest is in feline internal medicine, with particular emphasis on the geriatric cat. She continues her commitment to feline clinical research. Thus, The Boston Cat Hospital clients and their cats have participated in collaborative studies with veterinary schools and industry to better understand the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, arthritis and cancer. Dr. Gallo and her husband, Dr. Paul Henricks, live on the South Shore with their four cats: Odo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Naboo, and Yeager, and two bearded dragons Worf and Dax.