Dr. Brittany Cacciottoli
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 6 wonderful cats.
Jan is our senior veterinary technician. She received her degree in veterinary technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado. Bel-Rea is affiliated with Alameda East Veterinary Hospital where “Animal ER” is filmed. Jan has been a licensed veterinary technician for over 30 years and has been at the Cat Clinic for the last 24 years.
Kala, Vet Assistant
Kala is our other full-time staff member who joined our team in 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and has worked in the veterinary field since 2008. She has an extensive background in many areas including the small animal field, exotics, large animal, and emergency. She has 6 cats of her own and is an active member of the rescue community, raising dozens of abandoned litters of kittens every year. Kala’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include traveling, cooking, video games and writing. Her compassion for felines is what brought her to the Cat Clinic, and while she does still sometimes work in emergency medicine with all types of animals, her first love has always been cats!
Kaity is our newest part-time staff member. She graduated with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College. She has a true passion for cats and loves working with them. When she’s not at work Kaity enjoys spending time with her own 3 cats, Taz, Yumi, and Siris
Katie, Vet Assistant
Katie is one of our part-time staff members. 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. Katie absolutely loves cats and feels at home at the Cat Clinic.
Nikki attended the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College and graduated with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology. She also earned her B.S. in Biology from St. Louis University in 2012. Her time in the animal care field includes volunteering, internships, foster work, and medical clinic experience. Nikki has been a Cat Clinic team member since 2015. Her furry and scaly family includes two cats and a box turtle. She enjoys kayaking, traveling, cinema, and theater. You’ll see Nikki either up front at the desk, in the exam room, in treatment, or in surgery.
Manny is our resident clinic cat. He spends most of his time sleeping and greeting clients in between naps. He came to us about 10 years ago due to some urinary issues and is about 18 years old now. He has been the most tolerant clinic cat we have had and we hope to keep him around for many more years!