Chicago Cat Clinic

About Us

Thank you for supporting Chicago Cat Clinic! We have a wonderful story that revolves around giving your pet the finest care possible.

About Chicago Cat Clinic

First-Rate Feline Veterinary Care

We are the city’s oldest feline-only veterinary clinic and the second oldest in the U.S. overall. We are a devoted team of experienced professionals who have dedicated our careers to the health and happiness of our feline friends. We are located on the northwest side of Chicago and provide emergency and non-emergency services. Book online today!

Our Legacy

The Founding of Our Clinic

Founded in 1975 by the late Dr. Barbara Stein, a pioneer in veterinary medicine and one of four women in her graduating class, Chicago Cat Clinic focuses solely on feline veterinary care. We are proud to be part of the legacy that helped transform the way leading doctors feel about feline-specific practices. In previous years, cats were treated as small dogs. Dr. Stein traveled globally and within the U.S., lecturing fellow veterinarians about the tremendous differences between cats and dogs.

The rest of our story

Past, Present & Future

After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1990, following Dr. Stein’s death in 1999, Dr. Nordwall took charge of the clinic, eventually purchasing it from Dr. Stein’s estate in 2001. He took great pride in maintaining and improving upon the high-quality service that the public had come to expect from Chicago Cat Clinic.

Dr. Nordwall retired in the spring of 2021, leaving veterinarians Dr. Larissa Olenych, Dr. Nicole Frey, and Dr. Jillian Juna and their fantastic support staff responsible for providing the highest quality wellness care possible for your beloved feline.

Still operating in its original location on the northwest side of Chicago, Chicago Cat Clinic’s veterinarians and staff are excited about the future. Progress in feline health care ensures that our cats will continue to lead longer, happier, healthier lives.

Your feline’s health and well-being are our top priority. Each of our doctors has dedicated their entire career to caring for cats. We will continue providing a full range of emergency and non-emergency services to indoor and outdoor cats. We will create a plan tailored to your cat’s specific needs based on a preventative and progressive approach to feline medicine. Book an appointment online or by phone today!