Robin R. Roller, DVM

Owner

Originally from Bay City, Michigan, Dr. Roller earned her DVM at the University of Wisconsin, in 2004, where she received multiple awards and scholarships including the American Association of Feline Practitioners Senior Student Award for superior proficiency in feline medicine and surgery. Early on she knew she wanted to work exclusively with cats, and Idaho was lucky enough to attract her talent even before graduation.

Dr. Roller has practiced feline only medicine in Boise since 2004. She always had a clear vision of creating her own practice and is very excited to be part of Boise’s thriving, independently owned business community.

She shared her life for over 18 years with two very special cats, Ross and Simon. It is this special bond that inspires her to provide high quality medicine and care for cats. She truly understands and honors the emotional relationships we form with our cats, and enjoys helping them live longer, healthier, more comfortable lives.

Prior to working in the Veterinary field, Dr. Roller earned a BFA in Photography from Alma College (Alma, MI) and spent some time in both Michigan and Chicago working as a professional photographer. These days her talents are put to good use taking photos of patients at the clinic! Her free time is spent with her feline companion, Noodle. She also enjoys swimming, hiking, reading and traveling. Dr. Roller belongs to the following professional associations: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, Think Boise First, and serves on the Veterinary Technology Program Advisory Committee at Brown Mackie College.


Kaarin Vekman, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Vekman is originally from a small town in New York. After numerous life adventures on the East Coast, she decided to join her family members in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Dr. Vekman graduated from Washington State University and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May 2017. She was awarded the prestigious Winn Feline Foundation and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) scholarship during her senior year of Veterinary School for outstanding clinical practice experience, leadership skills and dedication to the study of feline medicine, health and welfare.

Dr. Vekman has always had a natural tendency towards caring for felines. She grew up learning how to care for small injured kittens, handle fractious cats and rehabilitate them for foster homes. Prior to Veterinary School, Dr. Vekman was a Veterinary Technician for six years which provided her the opportunity to learn the importance of quality medical care and client communication. Dr. Vekman enjoys learning about the cherished bonds between her clients and their feline companions.

Prior to obtaining her DVM, Dr. Vekman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and had a successful career as a fashion designer. During this time, she realized that life was too short to not take risks and wanted to find a career that was more rewarding and challenging. She combined her passion for felines, medicine and learning into the dream of becoming a feline practitioner. While outside the hospital environment, Dr. Vekman enjoys drawing, painting, music, dancing, hiking and rollerskating. Most of her time is spent in the company of her six fuzzy felines: Pumpkin, Cheeto, Amos, Thelma, Louise and Schuster. They all come from different walks of life and she finds it is amazing to watch them interact as such a close, tight-knit kitty family. Dr. Vekman belongs to the following professional associations: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association.

Haylee

Hospital Manager

Haylee, our Hospital Manager, is a Boise native and has been working with cats in a clinical setting for over 10 years. Her background includes serving on the Board of Directors of a local animal welfare organization. She facilitated fostering & adoption programs, and helped to develop marketing and fund raising strategies. Haylee loves meeting each individual cat and their family, and works to ensure their visits are as stress free as possible. She also enjoys educating cat owners, with the goal of enriching the feline-human bond. Haylee knows firsthand the important role cats play in our lives, as integral family members and loving companions.

Katie

Veterinary Technician

Katie graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her professional background includes time spent in the pet grooming industry.

Katie loves the interesting challenges that cats present and we are fortunate to have her feline expertise. She loves her chosen profession and looks forward to caring for her patients.

Ashley

Veterinary Technician

Ashley attended Spokane Skills Center to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She is currently attending Brown Mackie College to earn a degree in Veterinary Technology. In the past she performed volunteer work at Heart Arrow Veterinary Clinic. She enjoys helping both people and their pets and believes it is important that our pets receive health care. Ashley adores the fact that every cat is unique and has their own personality which makes them very enjoyable to work with and care for.

Michelle

Receptionist

Michelle joins us from a background as a legal assistant. She left that field to pursue more fuzzy avenues and thinks she found the purrfect job! She is excited to work in a feline only, cat-friendly environment. At home, she has a beast-of-a-dog named Lindsay, who is a 170lb. Newfoundland and the light of her life. She enjoys getting her kitty love fix at work!

Ariana

Veterinary Assistant

Ariana earned her Associates in Animal Science from College of Southern Idaho. During high school she volunteered at an animal shelter, and completed a work-based study program in a Jerome veterinary clinic.

There are many things she enjoys about the veterinary industry including being able to help animals, interacting with their owners, and the fast-paced environment where there is always more to learn.

Dayna

Receptionist

Dayna received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Boise State University. Her career path started at Target where she held various positions ranging from Guest Services to Front End Management. Pursuing her passion for animals, she worked for the Idaho Humane Society as an Animal Care Attendant, assisting in adoptions and many other duties.

Dayna enjoys helping those who do not have a voice. As their representatives, she feels it is our duty to ensure their care and well-being.

Noodle

Executive Officer

Originally from Caldwell, Idaho, Noodle started his career as an abandoned farm cat. After his neuter, he attended Purrrdue College where he studied new processes for manipulating humans. Considered an expert in his field, he has published multiple papers on the topic (“How to Get the Treats You Want” and “Putty In Our Paws: Snuggling for Dummies”). Since graduation and adoption, he has spent most of his free time developing ways to harness more sunlight and has published a new book: “Counter-Surfing 101.” As our Chief Feline Officer, he runs the people who run this company!