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 who moved away … and just had to move back. She has a BSE in Community Health from KU. Her family includes 2 cats, Nike and Puma, and 2 Siberian Huskies, Hurricane and Wildfire. When not playing with kitties and helping their owners at the Cat Clinic, Alicia spends time reading, watching movies, and cooking.



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 involved in wildlife rehabilitation and enjoys reading and watching movies.


Cat Clinic ChristianChristian Kennedy
Client Care

Christian has a BA in Art History from KU and is very happy to be back in Lawrence after some years away. She has 3 cats, all rescues, named Mr. Big Stuff, Little Pauline, and The Hoot. She has many years of customer service experience and is a professional seamstress for theater and ballet in addition to keeping the Cat Clinic’s front desk running smoothly. Outside of work she likes antiques, watching football, and playing soccer, kickball, softball and tennis.


Katy Darr
Client Care

Katy recently graduated from KU with a BFA in Expanded Media and a minor in art history. She has one cat, Larks, also known as “Fatty.” She is a Wes Anderson and Bill Murray fan and enjoys anything outdoors including soccer, biking, kickball, disc golf, camping, kayaking, rock climbing and road trips.

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