Meet Our Feline Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Miller-Becnel

Dr. Miller has semi-retired and still wishes to use her vast experience to serve the cats and their owners in the greater Covington area. Her special interests are in wellness care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and senior feline medical and rehabilitation services featuring laser therapy which she has found to be very instrumental in aiding  injured or arthritic cats.


Dr. Miller, as she is known to most of her clients, has been married to Mr Becnel for 16 years. She came to New Orleans as a young veterinarian and in 1973 became the first woman in New Orleans to open her own veterinary hospital. Times have definitely changed since then with many more women in the profession now.! She built a second new free standing hospital in New Orleans in 1980 and saw whatever type of animal her clients kept as pets. She sold that hospital at the end of 1999 with having previously opened  the Cat Hospital of Metairie in 1990. While she loves all animals, that hospital was devoted exclusively to the care of her favorite animal—cats!!!

Dr. Miller recently retired from Cat Hospital of Metairie after 25 years of service to the cats of the greater New Orleans area. She sold the hospital to her associate so that it continues as a source for excellent feline care to this day.

In October of 2016 Dr Miller opened her mobile clinic and will run this service as well as her non-profit-Art for Cats Sake.

A lifelong cat lover, Dr. Miller-Becnel has a knack for putting cats at ease.

In addition, Dr. Miller-Becnel stays current on veterinary developments and best practices. The doctor attends over 40 hours per year of continuing education courses to keep up on new advancements in the field. Our veterinarian’s dedication to caring for cats and treating their health concerns means that your cat will receive the best in feline veterinary care.

Meet our Office Manager

Tim Becnel is a chemical engineer recently retired after 42 years from the Dupont TiO2 plant in DeLisle Mississippi. He is a founding staff member of All Cats Mobile Clinic and Art for Cats’ Sake. He will also be driving the mobile clinic if it is needed for your particular housecall !

You may hear his friendly voice or Dr Miller-Becnel’s when you call to make an appointment.