Saturday, May 8, 2010

Introduction to the Cat Care Clinic

Before letting you know more about myself and sharing stories and experiences accumulated during 20 years of feline-only clinical practice, I want to introduce you to the place I work, the Cat Care Clinic, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Not content to follow the "cats are small dogs" approach so common at the time, my employer Dr. Ilona Rodan, realized her dream to practice the best medical care for cats as well as provide excellent service and education for their owners in January 1987 when the Cat Care Clinic first opened its doors.

We are members of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Candada. AAHA membership is voluntary. To acheive accreditation, we are evaluated on 900 standards, and must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service. We are re-evaluated every 3 years to be sure we are keeping up with industry standards.

Besides myself, there are 2 other Veterinarians at the Cat Care Clinic. Clinic owner and Medical Director, Ilona Rodan, has practiced veterinary medicine for over 31 years. In addition to working with her feline patients and their owners, she has compiled a distinguished list of accomplishments including becoming one of the first group of veterinarians to receive American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification in Feline Medicine; having been President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Academy of Feline Practitioners; as well as co-authoring several AAHA Veterinary Guidelines.

Dr. Mandy Miller joined our staff 12 years ago. While here, she has completed an ABVP-approved Feline Residency Program and is now also board-certified in Feline Medicine. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine Dr. Miler has launched Roving Woolens TM; premium, handcrafted, eco-friendly petwear. Check her out at
A portion of the profits help to support "Pets for the Planet TM".

Now that you know more about the clinic and the other veterinarians I work with, let's start to have some fun!

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