Dr. Brenda Ellens DVM, CVA
Dr. Brenda Ellens DVM CVA has a special interest in Eastern Medicine. She received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2010 allowing her to bring the benefits of Eastern medicine to her patients. She is a firm advocate of integrative medicine, the use of both traditional western medicine and eastern medicine including acupuncture, Tui Na, and herbal therapy.
Dr.Ellens is a native of southeast Michigan. She attended Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills followed by Michigan State University for both undergraduate and Veterinary School. During three of her summers off from the University, she was granted the opportunity to work at Mayo Clinic under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Zollman, where she honed her surgical skills, participated in various studies and was the sole trainer of four black bear cubs.
After her 1991 graduation from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she took a position in a suburb of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania as a general practitioner and support veterinarian for the local humane societies. Dr. Ellens worked throughout the Pittsburg area as a full-time associate, relief veterinarian, as well as owner and operator of a house call practice for 12 years. Upon returning to Michigan in 2002, Dr. Ellens spent 11 years as an emergency room Veterinarian, again providing relief work for local veterinarians.
Dr. Kristine Kaufeld
Dr. Kristine Kaufeld is a 1983 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Dr. Kaufeld co-founded the Ann Arbor Cat Clinic in 1987. In 1996, she established the Country Cat Clinic to fulfill her dream of treating cats in a quiet, relaxed, country environment. Her special interests are ultrasonography, internal medicine,
Dr. Kaufeld is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Michigan Veterinarian Association.
Dr. Molly Lynch
Dr. Mary “Molly” Lynch is a University of Michigan alumni and a 2014 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in mixed small animal practice since then, although feline medicine has been her passion all along. While in veterinary school she served as President of the MSU Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She received the AAFP Outstanding Senior Student Award for her graduating class. She has been a member of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Academy since 2014, in recognition of her voluntary completion of more than 50 hours of continuing education annually. Her hobbies include swimming, woodland walks, playing music with no one but her cats as an audience, and feline-focused continuing education courses. She is a member of AVMA, MVMA, SEMVMA, and AAFP.
Dr. Jen Travers
Dr. Travers graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with Honors, as well as American University’s Washington College of Law Cum Laude. She is passionate about collaborating with her clients and patients to determine the best options for treatment and care. She is also committed to making sure clients have their questions answered and concerns addressed.
Dr. Travers is certified in Fear Free veterinary visits, as she understands that veterinarians must not just consider the physical wellbeing of pets, but the emotional wellbeing too. It was this interest that brought Dr. Travers to Country Cat Clinic, as the quieter, dog-free environment fosters less stressful visits for feline patients.
Dr. Travers lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two cats, Charlie and Mia. In her free time, she enjoys bird watching, fostering kittens, traveling, and spending time at Michigan’s lakes.