Cat Veterinary Services for Cats





























Our doctors continually attend education programs about new trends, health concerns, and treatments for cats. They research drugs and procedures, consult with other specialists, and are dedicated to providing the best possible diagnosis and care. Our doctorsí unusual intuitive understanding allows them to discover what is troubling a patient who only communicates in an unspoken language. Additionally, we have assembled an excellent team of technicians and support staff who can help you with your feline needs and questions.

Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell

Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell is the owner and founder of The Cat Care Clinic. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University and her D.V.M. degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1995 Dr. Wexler-Mitchell became board certified in feline practice-one of 25 charter diplomates. She is a former president of the Academy of Feline Medicine and served on the board of The American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Wexler-Mitchell is a member of other veterinary organizations including AVMA, AAHA, SCVMA, and the CVMA. She was a contributing editor to Cat Fancy magazine for 18 years and has written three books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Healthy Cat, Ask the Vet for Cats, and Guide to a Healthy Cat. She is a columnist for The Orange County Register newspaper.

Dr. Wexler-Mitchell and her husband Howard live with their two cats: Hannah and Grom. In her free time she enjoys yoga, surfing, golf, and travel.

Dr. Catherine Starr

Dr. Cathryn Starr received her undergraduate degree with a major in biology and a minor in music from Smith College in Massachusetts and her D.V.M. degree from UC Davis in 1992. Prior to joining The Cat Care Clinic team in 1997, she worked for a feline only house call practice in Los Angeles. Driving all over the Los Angeles area to bring health care to reclusive felines cemented her passion for working with cats. Dr. Starr is a member of AAFP, AVMA, and CVMA.

In her free time, Dr. Starr enjoys singing and performing in both classical and musical theatre venues. (Her favorite role is Mrs. Anna in Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I.) Other hobbies include photography, sewing (especially quilting) and hiking. She shares her home with her husband Ron and their feline family.

Dr. Chelsea Kiser

Dr. Chelsea Kiser graduated with a degree in Biology from Boise State University in 2007 and graduated magna cum laude with her DVM degree from Colorado State University in 2012. She completed a one year rotating small animal internship at Oregon State University prior to joining our team. Dr. Kiser is very passionate about feline medicine and received the TLC for the Love of Cats Veterinary Scholarship all four years of veterinary school, was the president of the student AAFP club, and also received the AAFP Senior Student award upon graduation from vet school. She particularly enjoys geriatric feline medicine . She hopes to become board certified in feline practice in the future.

Family is a huge part of Dr. Kiser’s life. She shares her home with two mischievous cats, two great kids, and her wonderful husband. Outside of work Dr. Kiser spends most of her time playing with her kids and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Jessica Brown

Dr. Jessica Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Linguistics from the University of Rhode Island and DVM degree from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She was the 2013 recipient of the AAFP Outstanding Senior Student Award, which recognizes student leaders in the study of feline health.

Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a technician at a feline only practice in Rhode Island, and this is when she fell in love with feline medicine. Dr. Brown plans to pursue board certification in feline medicine.

Dr. Brown enjoys swimming, playing bass guitar, attending live concerts, vegan cooking and baking, and collecting records and antique cat figurines. She lives with her furry family and records.

Dr. Lan Xiao

Dr. Lan Xiao is a huge cat lover. She grew up in Southern California and obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from UCLA. She later received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2012. While in veterinary school, she spent her free time bottle feeding orphaned kittens and finding them new homes.

Dr. Lan has been working in Small Animal Companion Medicine since graduation, but she has always harbored a special love for feline medicine.

When not at work, Dr. Lan enjoys movies, books, music, various craft projects, and spoiling her kitties. She looks forward to working with our clients and their beloved felines.

Dr. Maggie Mills

Dr. Maggie Mills grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences at Auburn University in 2013. She loved Auburn so much that she stayed to earn her DVM from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2017.

During veterinary school she was known as the “crazy cat lady” of her class. She discovered her passion for feline medicine after doing an externship at a cat-only practice in Kentucky. After vet school she decided to make the big move out West to join The Cat Care Clinic team and to pursue her passion for feline medicine. She particularly enjoys feline behavior and cardiology. She plans to become board certified in feline medicine in the future. She also has a special fondness for Sphynx cats and hopes to have one of her own someday!

When she’s not working, Dr. Mills enjoys spending time with her own cat, a fabulous orange tabby named Charlie, and her crazy-but-lovable terrier mix Sophie. She also loves martial arts, cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful California weather!