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. Call or 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 across the globe and within the U.S. lecturing to 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, Dr. John Nordwall joined Dr. Stein’s team. 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 amazing support staff the responsibility of 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. Continued progress in feline health care assures that our cats will continue to lead longer, happier, healthier lives.

Your feline’s health and well-being is our top priority. Each of our doctors has dedicated their entire careers to the care of cats. We will continue to provide a full range of emergency and non-emergency services to both 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!

Why Choose Chicago Cat Clinic?

Extraordinary Care In A Calm Environment


No canines means less stress during your cat’s visit!

Devoted Team

Our entire staff has dedicated our careers to cats!

Clinic Hours

Mo   8am - 6pm

Tue   8am - 6pm

Wed   8am - 6pm

Thu   8am - 6pm

Fri   8am - 6pm

Sat   8am - 2pm

Sun   Closed