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. Christina Larsen
Dr. Christina Larsen joined Country Cat Clinic in July 2017. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s of Science in Veterinary Science from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Animal Science from McNeese State University in Louisiana. She was very involved in the gastroenterology laboratory while she was pursuing her master’s degree, and authored several scientific publications. Her passion for feline medicine is what prompted her to become a veterinarian. While attending veterinary school, she served as President of the
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
Hello! I’m Dr. Jen Travers (pronounced like “Traverse City”). I am very excited to be the newest doctor at Country Cat Clinic. The first thing I love most about practicing medicine at Country Cat Clinic is the ability to collaborate with clients and patients to determine the best options for treatment and care. This includes making sure clients have their questions answered and concerns addressed. Secondly, I love that we are a feline only clinic—we have a quiet clinic atmosphere and no barking dogs to stress out your kitty! This is very important to me, as I am certified in Fear Free® veterinary visits, which means I consider not just the physical health of your kitty, but their emotional well-being too. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two cats (Charlie and Mia), paddling on Michigan’s lakes, and fostering kittens.
I am looking forward to meeting you and your feline family members!