Established in 1984, the Cat Clinic was the first feline only veterinary clinic in the St. Louis area. Dr. Cacciottoli took ownership of the clinic in 2017.
Cat owners from all around continue to seek us out for quality, specialized care for their cats. The clinic strives to deliver the best and most compassionate care possible.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Cacciottoli graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. As a student, she gained experience with several of the top feline veterinarians across the country and honed her knowledge and expertise in feline medicine and surgery. Shortly before graduation she was given the Stuart Clark-Price Memorial Feline Compassion Award that is given to the senior student that has demonstrated the most compassion and care towards feline patients. She started out as a small animal vet in Dayton, Ohio, but her long time passion for cats drove her to pursue feline only practice.
As a native to the St. Louis area, the Cat Clinic was a perfect fit and she joined the clinic in June 2014. In January 2017, she purchased the clinic from Dr. Williams. When she is not at the Cat Clinic, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, 3 kids, and 5 wonderful cats.
Dr. Melissa Lord
Dr. Lord graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She has always held a specialty affinity for feline medicine. After working for Purina her first year out of school, she worked in emergency medicine for 7 years. While originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Lord considers St. Louis home. On her days off, Dr. Lord can be found in her backyard drinking coffee with her six chickens, horseback riding around St. Louis, or snuggling her four lovely cats.
Vet Tech & Office Manager
Katie is one of our full-time veterinary technicians. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Sanford Brown in 2014. Before coming to the Cat Clinic in 2015, Katie volunteered at the APA and gained valuable experience at a low-cost vaccine clinic. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends and her 7 cats. Katie absolutely loves cats and feels at home at the Cat Clinic.
Pam is a full time Registered Veterinary Technician who joined our clinic in the fall of 2020. She graduated from Midwest Institute with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2019. She has experience in emergency veterinary medicine and has a particular interest in animal behavior, specifically cats. Pam has 4 cats of her own that she babies at home.
Tina is also a full time veterinary technician. She joined our clinic in the fall of 2020 after several years of experience in small animal primary and emergency care. She graduated from Midwest Institute with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018. Tina has a great love for cats and helping their owners. She has 5 cats of her own that she dotes over.
Melissa is the newest member of the team. She has 14 years of veterinary clinic experience and especially loves cats. She has 2 cats and 2 dogs of her own that she adores.
Jinx & Jaxson
Jinx (left) and Jaxson (right) are brothers that came to the Cat Clinic after being rescued together from a parking lot.
Jinx is small, but has incredible ninja skills, racing and jumping quickly! In his spare time he loves to be petted, frequently helps type and make phone calls at the front desk, and curls up with his brother.
Jaxson is very sweet and loves to cuddle. In his spare time, he likes hanging out on someone’s lap and purring, and of course snuggling with Jinx.
From Our Visitors
“These folks are the most amazing team of veterinary animal-lovers my wife and I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They specialize in feline medicine, and they go above and beyond to make sure your furry family members are treated with the best care possible. We’ve used them for years. They get my highest recommendation!”
“The staff here is wonderful! Dr. Cacciottoli is terrific, she genuinely cares about making sure the patients have as stress free a visit as possible, and spends a good amount of time explaining to anxious kitty parents as well. Her pricing is reasonable, and the support staff are all great. I definitely recommend Cat Clinic for your fur babies needs!”