About Us


Our mission: To make life better for cats and their people by providing expert, effective feline health care with minimal stress and maximum compassion.

Meet the Staff

Jennifer O'DriscollJennifer L. O’Driscoll, DVM, MS

Dr. O’Driscoll’s cat career started at age 10 with her first paying job cat-sitting for her neighbor’s cats, Zooey and Waders. Since then, she has worked with animals at vet clinics in Louisiana and Maryland, a zoo in Rhode Island, a pig farm in Ireland, an animal shelter in Washington, DC, and a farm animal sanctuary in West Virginia.

Her undergraduate degree in biology is from Brown University, and she also earned a Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy (her thesis was about farm animal welfare). After graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, Dr. O’Driscoll completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver. Her next job was as a neurology intern and then neurology resident at a specialty veterinary practice in Maryland.

After switching gears and moving to amazing Lawrence, Kansas, in 2007, Dr. O’Driscoll worked as a veterinarian at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Overland Park, the Lawrence Humane Society, and a local small animal practice. In 2011, her dream of providing care exclusively for cats and their people came true with the opening of the Cat Clinic of Lawrence at 1701 Massachusetts St.

When she is not immersed in all things feline, Dr. O’Driscoll reads for Kansas Audio Reader and enjoys the many attractions of Lawrence with family and friends.


CatClinicAliciaAlicia Erickson
Office Manager

Alicia is a Lawrence native and has a BSE in Community Health from KU. Her family includes three cats (Nike, Puma, and Purrfessor Chaos) and two Siberian Huskies (Hurricane and Wildfire). She has extensive pet-sitting experience and has worked both as a veterinary assistant and at the front desk. When she’s not keeping the Cat Clinic running smoothly, Alicia spends time reading, watching movies, and cooking, and has recently started working toward a Masters in Business Administration degree from Baker University.


Tina website photo 2Tina Howard, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Tina is originally from southern Illinois and earned a B.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. She graduated from Maple Woods Community College in 2002 with an Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and has worked in Lawrence as an RVT ever since. Her animal family members include five cats and two horses. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her cats, riding horses, and hanging out with her husband and son.


Andrea3Andrea Yourtee, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Andrea has been a veterinary technician since 1998, when she graduated from the Maple Woods Community College veterinary technology program. She has lived in Lawrence since 1990. She shares her home with two cats, two rabbits, two birds, two bearded dragon lizards, and three guinea pigs. In her free time she is a wildlife rehabilitator and enjoys reading and watching movies.

Buffy Houston
Client Care

Rhonda Sweeney
Client Care

Todd Barnhart
Veterinary Assistant

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