Laura
Practice Manager

Laura has worked in the field of veterinary medicine since 1994. Her first job was at a large animal practice where she would go out on farm-calls after school and on the weekends. Later, she went on to work at the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley, where she learned how to care for cats and dogs in a shelter environment. Here, she became passionate about the importance of educating potential pet owners to ensure animals would end up in their forever homes. After her years at the Humane Society, Laura worked at a veterinary clinic in Salem, and she realized that working in a small animal practice was the area of veterinary medicine she loved the most. In 2000, Laura finally found her forever home at Cat Care Professionals. She loves helping clients get the information they need to make confident and comfortable choices for their cats. Laura lives in Wilsonville with her son and their two cats, Silverton and Derek.

McKenzie
Cat Nurse

McKenzie was born and raised in Southern Oregon. After attending Oregon State University, she worked at a cat and dog clinic in Medford for 3 years. This is where her passion for animal care and client education really started to unfold. Although she likes dogs, she has always had a preference and deep respect for cats. In fact, anytime she is asked about her hobbies or talents, “cat-petting” always makes the list! After re-locating to Portland, she joined the Cat Care Professionals team in 2007. In her free time, McKenzie shares her home in Sherwood with her husband, their young daughter, and their cat.

Kristine
Cat Nurse

Kristine has lived in the Willamette Valley all her life. She has always had a passion for animals. She grew up on a farm and volunteered at the Willamette Valley’s humane society throughout high school. Just after graduation, she accepted a position caring for retired show horses. Then, she worked for a local veterinarian as part of the front office staff while continuing to volunteer for the humane society and wildlife rescues. In 2013, she and her daughter relocated to Tigard, and staying true to her lifelong passion for animals, she came to work at Cat Care Professionals. Kristine and her daughter share their home with their dog Chloe, cat Loly, and rabbit Lily.

Adrienne
Cat Nurse

Adrienne grew up in Utah. She has always had a love for animals, but when she was 9 years old her family moved next to a rescue, and she got an after-school job helping to clean, socialize, and groom the cats there. Ever since that time, cats have been a large part of her life. Over the years, she has been an active volunteer with shelters, sanctuaries, and trap-neuter-return groups. Before joining the team at Cat Care Professionals in 2013, she worked as the cat coordinator for the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals. Currently, she lives in King City with her husband, 4 cats, and a colony of 4 feral cats.

Chelsey
Cat Nurse

Chelsey is a Certified Veterinary Technician with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She recently came back to Oregon after completing an internship in Veterinary Anesthesiology at the University of Florida where she practiced advanced feline anesthetic techniques including local anesthesia blocks, epidurals, multi-modal pain control, and anesthesia monitoring for cardiac and kidney patients. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2005 and started her career as a volunteer at Salem Friends of Felines Rescue and Adoption Center before joining the Volunteer Board of Directors as Secretary and ultimately accepting the position of Director of Shelter Operations. She has worked for several veterinary hospitals over the years, caring for both canine and feline patients as well as exotic animals. Chelsey currently lives in Keizer with her husband, Nic, and their Doberman, 4 cats, and 2 backyard chickens.

Taylor
Assistant

Taylor was born and raised in rural Alaska. She grew up in a home with many animals: cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, and fish. In addition to caring for her family’s menagerie, she spent many weekends in high school volunteering at her local animal shelter. In 2013, Taylor moved to the Portland area. She worked in grocery, retail, and local government administration for several years but working with animals remained her true passion. She decided to pursue that passion and is excited to bring her client service experience, interest in animal biology and behavior, and lifelong love of cats to CCP. Taylor lives in Lake Oswego with her significant other and their two feline companions, Ginger and Oliver.

Jourdan
Assistant

Jourdan was raised in Southern Utah. She always knew she had a passion for animals, but due to her mother’s severe allergies, she was never allowed the opportunity to work with them. It wasn’t until her sophomore year in high school when her mother met a Shih Tzu named Sammy, a shelter dog she just couldn’t resist. Jourdan and Sammy became fast friends and in 2016, they relocated to Oregon, where Jourdan was quickly able to start her own business walking dogs and house sitting for other pet owners. She eventually met her own cat companion, Mika, and the trio moved to Wilsonville, where Jourdan found her way to CCP in October of 2018.

assistant Emily holding a white cat

Emily
Assistant

Emily always knew she wanted to work with animals. After volunteering with Heartland Humane Society and Camp Attitude’s horse therapy, she decided to pursue Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program. She moved to the Portland area in the summer of 2019 to complete prerequisites for the program. Working at Cat Care Professionals has given her the opportunity to learn more about the veterinary field and has provided her with hands-on experience. In the future, she hopes to become a vet tech. Emily currently lives in Beaverton, and her animal companion remains in her hometown of Corvallis.