We’re Baaaaack!

Cat Clinic of Lawrence is thrilled to be open for in-person appointments again!

Dr. O’Driscoll is still here (of course), along with our Licensed Technician Andrea, and Marissa, our Veterinary Assistant. Plus, now there are plenty of new faces to love your cats too!

Dr. Amy Hanson, our new associate veterinarian, is also a judge for the American Cat Fanciers’ Association and offers acupuncture as a new therapy for our patients in addition to “regular” medicine. Lyndsey and LaDonna, our new Client Care team, have both recently hopped the fence from human healthcare because, let’s face it, people are gross! Also new to the clinic is Practice Manager Linda, a transplant from Washington State and emergency pet care. With all this new energy in the place, it’s no wonder we’re sprucing up the website too.

Follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop as we remodel our “cat church”!

We are currently in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30am until 5:30pm. Schedule your cat’s appointment by calling us at 785-856-6369 or emailing


“Cat Clinic 2.0” Update

Here’s what’s happening:

  • We are now open 4 days a week for appointments.
  • We are still operating curbside until we have front desk staff. 
  • Cat-obsessed office whizzes are currently being trained to take care of the front desk, but for now it is the veterinarians and veterinary nurses who are answering the phone and email between working on feline patients — thank you for bearing with us.
  • Our beloved “cat church” building is getting renovated to be even more cat-friendly and comfortable. (Yes, we are staying at 1701 Mass St.)
  • Dr. Amy Hanson has joined us as an associate veterinarian. She is seeing kitty patients now and we are extremely excited to have her!

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Cat Clinic 2.0

The Cat Clinic of Lawrence has entered its second decade! We are working hard to make the next 10 years even better than the first. Here’s what’s happening:

  • We are now open 2 days a week for in-clinic appointments.
  • We are starting housecalls on November 5.
  • We have very limited staff right now, so please bear with us as we work to get everyone’s cats taken care of and their questions answered.
  • Our beloved “cat church” building is getting renovated to be even more cat-friendly and comfortable. (Yes, we are staying at 1701 Mass St.!)
  • We are on the lookout for more cat-obsessed veterinary professionals to join our team.
  • We have a new system for client communication that should make it easier for us to text you about your cat (PetDesk), and a new website is coming soon, with lots more resources and information about caring for cats.

Changes are coming to the Cat Clinic of Lawrence!

August has come and gone, and we have been working hard on plans for the new version of the Cat Clinic. While every detail is not yet worked out, we do know that we will be able to start seeing cat patients again in the next few weeks. We will provide both in-clinic care and housecalls.

We will post more updates as we have more information about our re-opening.


Letter from Dr. O

This October, the Cat Clinic of Lawrence will have been taking care of cats for 10 years. I started the clinic with the goal of creating a place for veterinary services focused only on the needs of that most mysterious yet lovable animal companion – the cat. The positive response and support of the local cat-owning community was overwhelming, allowing me to help more than 6000 of their feline friends live happier, healthier lives.

The past year has been difficult for everyone. The staff of the Cat Clinic has worked hard to meet the increased demand for veterinary services while trying to keep themselves, the cats, and the cat-owning public safe and healthy. We have been overwhelmed, and this time not in a positive way.

Like many other businesses, the Cat Clinic of Lawrence is going to pandemic pivot in response. We are closing the brick-and-mortar clinic and will be starting a mobile veterinary practice – a feline veterinary clinic on wheels that brings the vet to your cat.

Through June the clinic will continue to provide services as usual to our current patients. Starting in July, we will be doing previously scheduled surgeries and boarding only, and in August the clinic will be closed for us to plan the new mobile practice. Details about our plans and how to obtain prescription refills, get a copy of your cat’s medical records, contact us with cat questions, and what to do if your cat has an emergency are here.

Thank you so much for your support of the Cat Clinic; it means the world to me.

I look forward to seeing the felines of Lawrence in their natural habitats!

— Dr. Jenny O’Driscoll


COVID-19 Update

In order to do our part to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our clients and staff, the Cat Clinic will follow a temporary operation plan through Sunday, March 29. The clinic will continue to operate — allowing appointments, surgery, and medication/retail purchases — but in a drop-off and pick-up capacity only.

MEDICATION/FOOD PICKUP:  The front door will remain locked. Call or email with your requests in advance of coming to the clinic. On arrival at the clinic parking lot, we ask that you call the clinic directly to notify us that you are here. A clinic staff member will bring all medications, food, and retail items to your car and take payment at that time without you needing to come inside.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS/PROCEDURES:  Call the clinic to notify us that you are in the parking lot. You can complete the needed paperwork in your car, and a Cat Clinic staff member will take down your questions and concerns about your cat’s health and what needs to be done at the appointment. For wellness visits and sick cat visits, you can choose to wait outside in your vehicle while Dr. O’Driscoll examines your kitty, OR you can drop your cat off and pick them up later. We will bring your kitty back out to your car. Surgery patients need to be dropped off as usual. A phone number that reaches you quickly is very useful so that Dr. O’Driscoll can discuss your cat’s condition and treatment plan with you.

>>We will provide estimates for services in advance of taking your kitty inside, or for sick cat patients we will call with a recommended treatment plan. Payment will be made once your kitty is brought back out to your vehicle.

>>No home visits are possible during this time.

**All cats must come to clinic already in a carrier for a staff member to bring them inside the building! No exceptions!**

**The front door will remain closed and clients will ONLY be permitted to enter the building by discretion of Dr. O’Driscoll if warranted for particular cases.**

One of the cases in which clients may enter the building with their cat is when it is time for euthanasia. If this is the case with your cat, we will discuss the plan before you come in and you can stay with your cat if you wish.

This operational plan is obviously different than our usual, and it may be difficult. But this is the best way for us to continue providing care to you and your feline family members while encouraging a healthy and safe environment for everyone. 

>>For the time being, the clinic will not offer front desk hours on Wednesdays and will be closed. Otherwise, our normal business hours will continue as usual. 


>>CALL: 785-856-6369



>>Credit/debit card or Care Credit is preferred payment method during this time

>>Cash and checks will be accepted

Thank you for your understanding. Here’s to a healthy Lawrence, for cats and their people!


AAHA Accreditation

The Cat Clinic is proud to announce that we have been awarded the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) top honor, AAHA accreditation! That means your cat is being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada.

Our clinic was evaluated on approximately 900 standards that assess safety protocols, equipment, veterinary knowledge, and other key areas of pet healthcare.

To learn more about AAHA and accreditation standards, you can visit:

Thank you for trusting us with your cat’s health and letting us be a part of your family!


Downloadable Forms Available Online

Our client and patient information forms are now available for download from our website. Please click here!

You may download the forms to print and complete before your appointment.

Cat Care

All About Your Cat’s Dental Health

Did you know?  70% of cats over the age of 3 have dental disease.

Cat Tooth Problems

Four types of feline dental disease make up the vast majority of problems for which the extraction of one or more teeth may be the only remedy:

Periodontal disease is the most common, affecting an estimated 85 percent of cats over the age of six. In this disease, layers of plaque accumulate and harden on the tooth surface. Bacterial poisons and enzymes from the plaque eventually prompt an inflammatory response in the gums (gingiva) that, if left untreated, leads to severe gum inflammation (gingivitis). In cats, advanced periodontal disease can quickly progress to an end-stage condition for which extraction is the only reasonable treatment option.

Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL) is another comparatively common dental affliction, affecting an estimated 50 percent of cats. This disease is characterized by plaque-caused lesions that start in the bone tissue (dentin) just below the enamel. Due to an inappropriate immune-system response, the tissue is unable to rebuild itself, and the lesions can progress rapidly and damage the tooth and its root irreparably.

Feline gingivitis/stomatitis syndrome (FGS) is a relatively uncommon condition, occurring in about one in 100 cats, most frequently among those with feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), or other viral, nutritional or hormonal conditions. Although antibiotics and steroid therapy may be helpful in some cases, extraction of most or all teeth may be the only treatment option.

Fractured teeth may occur as the result of trauma or, less commonly, through chewing. Doing nothing leaves a broken tooth that is painful and a possible avenue for infection. Extraction thus fulfills the goals of relieving the affected cat’s pain and preventing infection.

It may be time for your cat to have a dental exam. Our Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) includes:

  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork
  • Anesthesia and monitoring
  • Complete oral exam
  • Teeth scaling and polishing
  • Full mouth x-rays
  • Extractions as needed
  • Pain medication

Signs that your cat may have dental disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Vocalizing
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Pawing at face
  • Chewing on one side of the mouth
  • Dropping food, eating more slowly than normal
  • Drooling
  • Appearing hungry, then backing away from the food bowl
  • Losing weight
  • Failing to groom
  • Depression or lethargy
Periodontal disease
Severe periodontal disease in a 3-year-old cat

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony a Success

The Cat Clinic’s ribbon cutting ceremony was a success!

On January 17th, representatives of local business and fellow cat lovers stopped by to celebrate our opening.

Dr. O’Driscoll had a great time using the oversized scissors.

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate our opening and an extra big Thank You to everyone who helped the Cat Clinic get to where we are today.

Delicious cat cookies and cupcakes were enjoyed by all!
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