Get to Know Our Team!
Your feline’s health and well-being are our top priority. We understand and respect the extraordinary bond between you and your cat and strive to provide the highest-devoted quality wellness care. At Chicago Cat Clinic, your cat will be surrounded by a kind, devoted team of professionals who have devoted our entire veterinary careers to felines.
Since cats outnumber dogs in the U.S., we think our feline-only clinic is a perfect solution to the stress and anxiety that dogs and other animals can induce during a joint veterinary visit. We are happy to address questions or concerns and will be honored to care for your feline. Book an appointment online or call us today!
Our Devoted Doctors
Dr. Larissa Olenych
Dr. Olenych joined the Chicago Cat Clinic in July 2004. She was born and raised in Chicago, received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Illinois, and has been in practice for 35 years. She is married and has a daughter and a son. She enjoys interacting with her clients and their cats and is a very caring practitioner. Dr. Larissa – as she prefers to be called – constantly tries to see the best in everyone. Her hobbies include crafting, embroidery and reading. She is a welcome asset to our staff.
Dr. Nicole Frey
Dr. Frey graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has always had a strong interest in feline medicine and received the AAFP Outstanding Senior Student award at U of I. Dr. Frey has been in feline-only practice since graduation. In her spare time, Dr. Frey enjoys exploring Chicago and spending time with her kitties, Jasper and Purvis.
Dr. Jillian Juna
Dr. Juna joined the Chicago Cat Clinic in July 2021. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Animal Sciences in 2012 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. Juna is a member of AVMA and ISVMA. Dr. Juna strongly emphasizes client communication and a high standard of care for her patients.
Courtney, Practice Manager
My name is Courtney. I’ve been working in Veterinary Medicine for 27 years. I have been a technician at the Chicago Cat Clinic for 23 years.
Pat, Vet Staff
Hi my name is Pat, and I have been at the clinic since 1980 and am currently the practice manager.
Roxanne, Veterinary Tech/Assistant
Hi, my name is Roxanne and I’ve worked in the veterinary field for eleven years. I have worked in many different aspects of veterinary medicine, from a small practice to shelter medicine to an emergency room. I have been at Chicago Cat Clinic for five years and I love every minute of it.
Maddy, Veterinary Tech/Assistant
Hi, my name is Maddy, and I’m fairly new to The Chicago Cat Clinic. I’m currently studying to become a certified vet tech.
Nicci, Veterinary Tech/Assistant
My name is Nicci. I’ve been a veterinary technician for 18 years. I initially worked with the Chicago Cat Clinic from 2003-2008 and I am very excited to be back!
Caitlyn, Client Service Rep.
Hi, my name is Caitlyn. I have worked with cats for over six years and have been with the clinic since January 2021.
Danielle, Client Service Rep.
Hi, my name is Danielle. I’m one of the newest additions to the clinic and started in the summer of 2021. I’m excited to work with animals as my childhood self had always wanted.
Alejandra, Client Service Rep.
Hi, my name is Alejandra. I have worked in the animal field for six years and have been with the clinic since 2020.