The Cat Doctor is a full service veterinary hospital devoted exclusively to the care of cats. When opened in June of 1988, it was the first feline only veterinary hospital in the state of Maine.
With over 20 years of experience focusing on the health and happiness of cats and the people who love them, we have learned a lot.
We are happy to share what we know with you.
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98.7%would refer friends and family to us
I found the staff to be welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful. When a question about our kitten was asked, the staff on hand were able to answer quickly and thoroughly. I feel very confident in their ability to care for our family's pet.
We were told that the cats would like the lion cut. We were not told that they would fight for 2 weeks afterwards due to not recognizing one another. We reached out to the cat doctor for help with this and were ignored. The cats are still fighting. We sought help elsewhere. We had no warning that we would be dealing with this level of stress and deeply regret taking our cat for this cut. We were not prepared for this, and two weeks later they have still not followed up on our request for help.
The front desk staff are always courteous, friendly and helpful. The clinical staff were great with my cat who wasn’t too happy to be there. I feel confident that the care my cat is receiving is excellent
You folk are the greatest! We always have a really good visit with Dr. Britton. The office staff is wonderful. You do more follow-up care than our "people" doctors. I highly recommend this practice to anyone with a cat.
I’ve been coming to the cat doctor since I moved to Portland 6 years ago and absolutely love it. I had never seen a feline only vet before, and it really does make a difference to me. Recommend them to all of my fellow local cat owners!
They didn't have the tight history on the prescription for our car and so said we'd need to wait for the Dr. to get back from.vacation to get a refill. Not the first time we've had misinformation in the records for this cat who has severe and persistent allergies.
I had my wisdom teeth removed November 3, 2011 and it was the best experience I could ever hope for. I have been afraid to go to the dentist for years. Dr. Jacobson and his assistant Paula were incredible. Dr. Jacobson was fast and it was pain free. I had to do it with just Novocaine and not going to the dentist for ten years made me extremely anxious. Paula was very comforting, she rubbed my arm the whole time and made me feel very comfortable. After 3 days I'm just about all healed up! All in all the best dental experience ever!