Country Cat Clinic
Plymouth, MI - 48170
About Country Cat Clinic
The Country Cat Clinic (Cat Clinic of Washtenaw) is a feline-only veterinary practice located about 10–15 minutes from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Northville, Canton, Plymouth, and South Lyon. We are a full-service facility offering a relaxed, personalized, and caring atmosphere. Most importantly, we love cats.
The Country Cat Clinic is dedicated to providing your cat with the very best care and services available in the field of veterinary medicine today. Our caring and compassionate staff and state of the art facilities are available for all your feline pet care needs. We are a "cats only clinic" and our love for cats and concern for their medical needs are what distinguishes us from other veterinary hospitals.
Dr. Kristine Kaufeld is a 1983 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Dr. Kaufeld co-founded the Ann Arbor Cat Clinic in 1987. In 1996, she established the Country Cat Clinic to fulfill her dream of treating cats in a quiet, relaxed, country environment. Dr. Kaufeld is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Michigan Veterinarian Association.
Dr. Laura J. Racey graduated from Michigan State University in 1991. She spent her first seven years in companion animal practice, first in Caledonia, Michigan and then in Springfield, Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. In 1998, she joined Kingstowne Cat Clinic in Alexandria, Virginia where she experienced the joys and challenges of feline-exclusive medicine for most of the next 7 years. She now resides in Plymouth with her husband of 20 years, Jerry Winberry, their four children and Nick the cat who turns thirteen this spring.
Susan Dawley our Licensed Vet Tech is a 2005 graduate of Wayne County Community College with an Associate in Applied Sciences specializing in Veterinary Technology and also holds a Bachelor Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Business Administration. Susan has always had a love of animals, especially cats, and has wanted to be in the veterinary field since she was 4 years old.
Susan was a client of Country Cat Clinic prior to working there while struggling with the illness of her beloved cat, Kabuki. Susan now has 5 cats: Rascal, Bubby, Crybaby, Snickers (pictured) and George. Susan’s love and dedication to the job and cats makes her a great addition to the clinic.
Erin Winterhalter has worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Country Cat Clinic from July 1997 to December 2001 and then from May 2004 until present. During her time away, she studied bats and completed her Masters degree in Physiology from Eastern Michigan University.
She loves cats (obviously!) as well as dogs, horses, bats, and snakes. Working with Dr. Kaufeld’s feline patients is great, but Erin loves taking any opportunity to work with the horses on the property. She also enjoys assisting with the feral cat "trap, neuter, release" program to decrease the overwhelming feral cat population in the area. Erin and her husband are proudly owned by four cats (Vince, Brenner, Hiro, and Sawyer), two dogs (Ripley and Riley), and one python (Lars).
Becki Dupuis has worked as a veterinary assistant at Country Cat Clinic since July of 2006. She will be starting the Veterinary Technology program at Wayne County Community College in the fall of 2008 to earn an Associate in Applied Sciences specializing in Veterinary Technology. Prior to the Country Cat Clinic, she worked at Mosaic Feline Refuge a non-profit, no-kill rescue organization, where she enjoyed caring for cats of all ages and coordinating adoptions.
Becki is a lover of all animals, especially cats. She is particularly passionate about caring for orphaned or abandoned kittens. She spends her summer’s bottle feeding infant kittens and socializing young feral kittens.
Becki proudly shares her home with eight cats, two tree frogs, and two fish tanks. She was destined to spend her life with cats, being the product of parents who at one time had 19 cats!