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Meet Your Veterinarians & Veterinary Staff! 

Dr. Catherine Lindstrand D.V.M

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 Dr. Catherine Lindstrand, owner and lead veterinarian,  opened the Isabella Cat Clinic in 1998 and has been providing excellent medical care to the felines of Isabella County and the surrounding area ever since. Dr. Lindstrand graduated from Iowa State University and originally thought she wanted to be an equine veterinarian! Clients come from near and far for her specialized medical care. Dr. Lindstrand is particularly interested in feline internal and geriatric medicine. She enjoys learning new things and implementing them into practice on a daily basis. Dr. Lindstrand also has a strong passion for hospice and end-of-life care for all species of animals, and because of this, decided to open Animal Hospice of Mid-Michigan in 2023 on top of running ICC! 


When not at work, Dr. Lindstrand enjoys hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and reading mystery novels. She has two adult children, one dog, three cats,  three horses and a pony, several canaries and finches, and a few chickens.

Dr. Paul McNeilly, DVM

Dr. Paul McNeilly graduated from Michigan State University and was the former owner of Clare Animal Hospital in Clare, Michigan. Dr. McNeilly owned Clare Animal Hospital from 1982 until 2020 and practiced medicine there for 30+ years. We are so excited to be bringing Dr. McNeilly in part-time to join the team here at ICC in February 2024!  Dr. McNeilly is a skilled surgeon and loves spending time in the operating room.  In fact, he once told us that he would love to work in a surgical center he enjoys surgery so much!  Dr. McNeilly will be spending most of his time with us performing surgical services, however, he has also expressed interest in our hospice program and may be seeing some hospice patients on occasion as well. Welcome to the practice, Dr. McNeilly! 

Dr. Jessie Petersen, DVM

Dr. Jessie Petersen graduated from Michigan State University and has been practicing medicine in the Mid-Michigan area for the last several years.  Dr. Petersen actually shadowed with us for several years while she attended Central Michigan University before she decided to go to veterinary school, and we are beyond thrilled to welcome her back to the practice! We are so excited to be bringing her in to work part-time starting in February 2024.  Dr. Petersen has a passion for TNR (trap-neuter-release), loves surgery, and of course loves feline medicine!  She also enjoys seeing urgent care and routine wellness appointments! Dr. Petersen shares her home with her husband, Eric, three dogs, several cats, some fish, and even goats and sheep! Welcome back, Dr. Petersen! 



Our Staff

Kellee - Practice Manager, Veterinary Technician

Kellee joined our team in 2013 and is a fur mom to her two cats, Jack and Mozzarella, and her two German Shepherds, Logan and Ares. Kellee loves working for the Isabella Cat Clinic because of the dedication that Dr. Lindstrand and her coworkers show towards all animals every single day! Kellee has her bachelors in Biology and is finishing her associates in Veterinary Technology to become a licensed veterinary technician, and hopes to obtain her VTS to specialize in emergency and critical care. 

Debbie – Head Receptionist

Debbie joined our team in 2021 and we are so happy to have her! You can see her smiling face at our front desk most of the time, but she also helps out in our exam rooms! Debbie is a fur-mom to her two cats, Oriole and Little One, and a human-mom to her daughter, Maggie. She is also a fur-grandma to the kitty, Noodle! In her spare time, Debbie says that she enjoy watching her daughter dirt track racing, and spends most of her summers at the track!

Patience - Kennel Attendant

Patience joined our team in 2023 after working in animal care for about a year. A fun fact about Patience is that she is currently learning how to become a tattoo artist! Patience helps us by taking care of cleaning, sanitizing, stocking and kennel work/patient care in the mornings and on weekends. Patience is passionate about animal welfare and cares very deeply for every creature! Patience has three kitties of her own, Mr. Bones, Harry and Burt Reynolds! 

Lisa - Licensed Veterinary Technician 


Lisa joined our team in 2018. She is a fur mom of two cats, Dwight and Penny, and has a golden retriever named Lilo. Lisa studied Veterinary Technology at Michigan State University. Lisa loves working for a feline specific practice because of the soothing environment. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys volunteering throughout her community and spending time with her husband and children. A fun fact about Lisa is that she has traveled as far as South Africa doing missionary work!

Adriana - Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist, Inventory Manager

Adriana joined our team back in 2021. We consider her a "jack of all trades" kind of girl, as she can help us with almost anything we ask her to! She also manages our clinic inventory. Adriana is a fur-mom to her kitty, Puma, and has four children of her own. When not at work, Adriana enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and especially loves dancing in the kitchen with her kids while making dinner every night! 

Isaac - Kennel Attendant

Isaac joined our team in 2023 and graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2022 with his bachelors degree in biology. He has extensive experience working with wildlife animals and hopes to one day become a veterinary technician and work with wildlife. Isaac helps us by taking care of cleaning, sanitizing, stocking and kennel work/patient care in the evenings and on weekends. Isaac shares his home with a kitty, Rasha, and a maltese mix, Harley! 

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