Cat Care Clinic's Dedicated Team
Our dedicated team of veterinary professionals is devoted to you and your cat.
Amber Bowlin — Hospital Manager
Amber joined the Cat Care Clinic in January 2015, and has worked in various animal hospitals in central Indiana since 2006 as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. Amber received a technical certificate from Ivy Tech for Business Administration in Management in 2007.
She currently lives in Greenfield with her guys, boyfriend Chris and his son Jalen. Their self-proclaimed "mini petting zoo" includes five cats, one Doberman Pinscher, two Nigerian Dwarf goats, a pony, a rescued chicken, and a snake. When not at Cat Care Clinic or caring for her critter crew at the petting zoo, she enjoys riding her motorcycle, doing yard work, reading, and spending time with her guys.
Amanda Russell, RVT — Registered Veterinary Technician
Amanda is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She majored in Animal Health Technology at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Agriculture. Amanda and her husband, Josh, are both originally from Owensboro, Kentucky. They moved to Indianapolis in October 2011 and share their home with two cats, a dog, a snake, and a lovebird. Amanda enjoys reading, movies, is a regular volunteer at the Indianapolis Zoo and participates in the Agape Therapeutic Riding program.
Wendy McClish — Certified Veterinary Assistant
Wendy graduated from North Central High School. While in school she took a two year program through the J. Everett Light Career Center on veterinary assisting. She has worked in the veterinary field since July of 2005 and has several years of experience with cat grooming. Wendy has always had a love for animals and enjoys spending time with her two cats, Sebastian and Babo. She is excited to meet all of your feline family members!
Lori vonGrimmenstein — Client Care Specialist
Lori has been a dedicated member of the Cat Care Clinic team since September 2013. She earned an Associate's Degree in business from the Indiana Business College, with several years' experience working in administrative office roles.
Lori resides in the Fishers area and lives with her orange and white long-haired cat named Meiko. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to meeting and assisting each of our clients and their furry babies with a warm and friendly smile.
April Tchiguka — Pet Care Attendant
April is a published, award-winning photographer who has her own pet photography business. She is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology, and studied Wildlife Biology and Zoology at Ball State University. April is a dedicated advocate for animals. Not only is she a caretaker of a small, IndyFeral registered, feral cat colony, but she also volunteers at Cats Haven, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Indianapolis Lost Pet Alerts. Furthermore, she is on the planning committee for the annual Hair Ball fundraiser to benefit Spay/Neuter Services of Indiana, and is a part-time pet sitter. April and her husband share their home with an array of rescued cats. In her free time, she enjoys visiting wineries, art galleries, and sci-fi conventions; going hiking and camping; watching movies; and reading non-fiction books.
Kaelin Rains — Pet Care Attendant
Kaelin is a kennel attendant pursuing an Associate’s Degree at the International Business College. She has a general passion for animals of all sorts, though cats have a special place in her heart. Kaelin plans on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in hopes to using her passion to help others, regardless the species. When she isn’t at school or at the Cat Care Clinic making new little friends every day, she is spending time with her own two cats Eve and Bazil, along with her boyfriend Riccardo. One of her favorite places to go is the theatre, and admits to seeing CATS the musical live seven times.
Karen Mitchell — Pet Care Attendant
Karen joined the Cat Care Clinic in October 2015. She also works as a Neko Nanny pet sitter and a Bright Eyes Pet Wellness cat specialist. She brings with her experience as a shelter cat care technician, a veterinary kennel assistant, a pet retailer, and a legal administrative assistant. Karen has helped cats in need for many years as a rescue and shelter volunteer, a feral cat colony caretaker, and a cat foster parent. Her favorite feline topics are environmental enrichment and hospice/palliative care. Cats are her first passion, but she is also a published writer who enjoys photography and nature and hopes to one day publish a book of her cat themed poems and pictures. Karen lives in Indianapolis with her adult daughter, her Sun Conure parrot Pyros, an outdoor feral cat colony, and an indoor clowder of rescue cats ranging in age from 1 to 17 years.
Lauren Westray — Pet Care Attendant
Lauren graduated from Fishers High School in 2012 and currently attends Harrison College working toward her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. When she graduates, she wants to work with cats in either wildlife (big cats) or specialty (domestic cats). She also has many years of experience working in customer service.
Lauren moved to the Indianapolis area in early 2015 with her boyfriend Michael. They have three cats – a long-haired calico, Princess, a tortoiseshell, Pickle, and an 18-year-old named Pumpkin. Lauren is a cat-lover and wants to have more cats in the future. In her spare time (and when she isn’t studying), Lauren enjoys watching classic TV shows, like Matlock, The Golden Girls, and I Love Lucy, as well as advocating for senior animals since Pumpkin has come into the family.
Oliver — Quality Control Specialist
Oliver came to us because he needed a new forever home due to some stress he was experiencing. He is now content overseeing the events in the clinic. If he hears an upset patient he comes running to the rescue! Oliver is quite shy, but he loves to carry on a conversation if you start one with him.
Marty McFly — Lunch Room Inspector (2013 - 2014)
Marty came to us in February of 2013 hairless, FIV+, with a severe skin infection and pneumonia. After hospitalization and A LOT of TLC, his mom and dad never came back to get him, so this geriatric gentle soul took up residence in our lobby. We are sad to say that he eventually succumbed to the effects of FIV and crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the winter of 2014 with all his Cat Care Clinic mamas by his side. He is missed every day.