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Who We Are

A Cat Clinic, Inc. has been treating cats with the dignity they demand since 1993. We have an enthusiastic and caring professional team, some which have been here for 10-20 years!  Join our family and contact us today to set up an appointment for your kitty.

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Dr. Allison Rogers DVM

Dr. Allison Rogers started A Cat Clinic 27 years ago and finds herself more in awe of kitties than ever! She is dedicated to providing a facility and staff of excellence so that we can truly offer incredible care for these incredible cats. She is also a Scuba Diver, the mother of 3  boys (it's not boring at home), volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem, and is married to Tim Armstrong who is known around Jacksonville in the "plant" scene: Eat Your Yard Jax, Armstrong Farms, and Berry Good Farms!

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Dr. Ann Porter DVM

Dr. Ann Porter has been with A Cat Clinic for 8 of her 25 Veterinary years…and even worked at one of the very first Feline Clinics (Chicago), then was a Veterinarian in Greece for the next decade! She loves her own extensive kitty family, the wonderful city of St. Augustine, is a Birding Enthusiast, and enjoys all types of books!

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Dr. Courtney Whelan Podolinski DVM

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Dr. Whelan is a South Florida native who aspired to be a feline veterinarian from a very young age. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Florida and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Before becoming a veterinarian, she gained valuable experience working with small and exotic animals as a veterinary technician where she made some of her fondest memories assisting in surgeries and the care of tigers and leopards at a big cat sanctuary. Her special interests include internal medicine and preventative health.
Dr. Whelan enjoys living and spending time in St. Augustine, the town where she and her husband, Robert, first met. She is the mother of two boys, a black cat named Pouncey, and a tabby cat named Sebastian. Dr. Whelan enjoys family time, part-time work, reading, home cooked meals, CrossFit, boating, and live music.

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Kimberley- Practice Manager

Kimberley has been with our clinic family almost 20 years. She has worn many different hats during this time but her current role is Practice Manager. When not at the clinic taking care of the rest of us she enjoys spending time with her family. Kimberley’s daughter, Morgan, is now living in Orlando so Kimberley spends her time as an empty-nester traveling and going on cruises.
Her furry loves are her two goofball kitties, Mikey and Ninja, and her 98-lb “lap dog”, Bosley, who truly has no idea of his size!

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Leslie- Surgical Nurse, Purchasing Agent

Leslie has been with A Cat Clinic for over 25 years. She found her passion specializing in Feline Dentistry, so next time she sees your cat, you can expect her to "flip the lip"! Leslie has lived in Florida all her life and loves everything animal: especially felines! Leslie, and her husband Brian, are proud parents of two teenagers and honored guardians of three dogs, four cats, a bearded dragon and a plethora of fish in their tropical aquarium. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, cooking... and more reading!

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Debi- Veterinary Assistant

Debi has been with the clinic family for over for 25 years. Before working with fur babies, she used to take care of human babies in daycare!  Debi has a way of putting a smile on all of our faces with her silly sense of humor. Her laugh is very contagious! Debi has been married to her husband for over 40 years and they have two children and two grandchildren, whom she adores. Debi enjoys spending time with her family (especially spoiling her grand-kids!), listening to music and going to the beach.

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Dorothy- Veterinary Assistant/ Patient Care Coordinator

Dorothy has been with the Cat Clinic family for over 6 years and truly is a cat-whisperer! She worked at a couple small animal clinics prior to joining our family, however, cats have always been where her heart lies. She is always very attentive when caring for our kitty patients and their human companions. Dorothy grew up in the North and spent several years backpacking and traveling around the U.S. before settling in Jacksonville. She has seven kitty kids of her own at home that are loved and spoiled every day. In her spare time, Dorothy loves to travel and be in nature. She aspires to travel to Europe and Asia someday.

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Aubrey- Staff Supervisor, Surgical Nurse

Aubrey started her journey with A Cat Clinic in February of 2015 but has been working in the veterinary field since 1996. Aubrey is a dental technician, surgical nurse and our staff supervisor. She graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelor's in Chemistry but decided to stay in this field due to her passion for animals. She has two dogs and four cats of her own; one of the cats being Berkeley, who used to be the clinic cat at our Beach office! Berkeley has been a very happy spoiled boy now that he has a real home!

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Lyndsey- Veterinary Technician

Lyndsey earned her diploma as a Veterinary Assistant from University of Louisville in 2007 and has been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2009. She has a varied background in animal care which includes managing a cat shelter in Georgia for 5 years to working in Internal Medicine at a specialty practice here in Jacksonville. Lyndsey has 3 beautiful daughters: Alexis, Haley and Abigail.  She also has 4 four-legged children- Jack, Misha, Chupie and Mr. Tuck, the map turtle. She enjoys fishing, swimming, tubing, hiking and walking the Florida Springs.

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Patty-Veterinary Assistant/Prescription Diet Purchasing Agent

Patty has been part of our team for 2 years. When she started with us, she only had 2 grand-dogs and 1 kitty, Miss Friday.  Since then she has welcomed three new kitties into her heart and home: Miss Vanjie, Miss Denali, and Ruby, our former clinic cat.  Patty loves being a Veterinary Assistant and will be starting classes this fall to become a Veterinary Technician. When not at the clinic, Patty enjoys going to baseball games and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts; fifty-four to date! Patty is also a collector of all things Hello Kitty.  You might see her running errands in her Hello Kitty onesie if you keep your eyes peeled!

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Jennifer- Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant at the end of 2022. She previously had one year of experience as an assistant and is looking forward to furthering her career with us! Previous to her inception into veterinary medicine, she volunteered at a local rescue facility as a cat socializer. In her spare time, she takes classes, gardens, and plays with her two cats.

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Kirsten- Veterinary Technician/Patient Care Coordinator

Kirsten joined our team at the beginning of 2023. She began her journey in veterinary medicine two years ago working in a small animal practice. Being a cat fanatic, she decided working at a feline-only practice would be a better fit. During her time with us, she realized that working with just cats has felt more rewarding and she has learned so much! Kirsten does not have any kitties at moment but only because her 2.5 year old son keeps her busy enough! Keeping with tradition, we will have her stocked up with kitties soon! Kirsten enjoys going to the beach, concerts, and spending time with her son. Since she has no cats of her own right now, you can expect her to dote on yours!

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Chloe- Veterinary Assistant

Chloe joined our team in May of 2023 after having graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program at Penn Foster. She already has two years of experience working in the veterinary field as a kennel technician but is very excited to continue advancing her career with us as an assistant! Chloe will be furthering her education and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program. This will allow her to become registered in the State of Florida and earn her credentials! She has an Australian Shepherd named Zoe, and two cats: Wybie and Cody. She loves going to the gym, walking on the beach and hunting for sharks teeth, traveling, and painting.

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Lori- Veterinary Technician

Lori is the most recent addition to our clinic family but has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years. She started her career as a kennel technician, but has worked her way up the ladder and is now working with us as a Veterinary Technician. She began her career in animal care as a pet trainer at PetSmart, but decided her passion lies in the medical care side and not retail!  Her most recent experiences were in specialty practices that focused on Emergency and Critical Care. While she loved working in the ER, she does prefer working with just cats! She currently has 2 cats, Bagheera & Mogli, and one dog, Panda. She also has two human kids (17yrs, 25yrs) who keep her quite entertained as they grow & learn how to navigate the world around them.

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