Dr. Nicole Hehn received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Originally from Reading, PA she decided to explore the West Coast and moved to the Pacific Northwest after graduation. Landing in Portland, Oregon she worked for 5½ years at a general practice seeing both cats and dogs. During her last year in Portland, Dr. Hehn also worked at a feline practice and realized how much she enjoyed working exclusively with cats. Returning to the East Coast in the spring of 2011 to be closer to family, Dr. Hehn started working at the Chestnut Hill Cat Clinic in October 2011.
Dr. Hehn shares her home with two lovely cats- Sita, a sassy black cat who is a Philadelphia native and Sam, a lovely Ragdoll adopted when in Oregon. In her free time Dr. Hehn can be found riding her bike, hiking, reading, drawing and exploring the city.
Dr. Scott Gellman owes his interest in veterinary medicine to his childhood Scottish Terrier, Binkley. However, his path to becoming a veterinarian was not straightforward. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell University in 1993, his detour into research began with a Master's in Immunology from the University of Delaware, working primarily with chickens and respiratory viruses. While he enjoyed his work in research he realized he wanted to be able to do more for pets and their owners, working as a veterinary technician prior to graduating veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Since then, Dr. Gellman has been lucky enough to work with a variety of species, from cats and dogs to iguanas and chinchillas. However, over the last few years, he has developed a special fondness for and interest in our feline friends, particularly in the areas of Behavior, Nutrition, and Geriatric Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Gellman enjoys the Philadelphia Arts & Entertainment scene (especially music), traveling, and relaxing with his furry kids: Beetle, the rescue Beagle; Dexter, the tuxedo kitty; and Schlomo, the Abyssinian Guinea Pig.