Our Team

At Boise Cat Clinic we understand and honor the unique and meaningful bond between cats and their human families. From kittenhood through the senior years, we provide individualized care recommendations to promote a healthy, happy, and comfortable lifestyle.

Robin R. Roller,

DVM Owner Veterinarian

Originally from Bay City, Michigan, Dr. Roller earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Dr. Roller’s career has been devoted to practicing feline exclusive medicine. She’s always had clear vision of creating her own practice and in 2011, she and her Hospital Administrator Haylee opened Boise Cat Clinic. Dr. Roller enjoys being part of Boise’s independently owned business community.

Dr. Roller 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! Dr. Roller enjoys spending time with her favorite felines Noodle, Ivan, and Cookie. 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, The Veterinary Information Network, and Idaho Veterinary Medical Association.

Layna M. Irwin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
An Idaho native, Dr. Irwin returned to the gem state after studying veterinary medicine at Colorado State University where she completed the exclusive MBA/DVM combined degree program and held a leadership role in her local chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Irwin’s adoration of kitties began at the age of the three with her first cat, Candy – so named because ‘I love cats, and I love candy.’ As her appreciation for the special intricacies of the human-feline bond grew, her pursuit of a career in feline-exclusive medicine was only natural. Dr. Irwin believes that this special bond is best served through compassionate care for kitties and sharing her knowledge with the people they have touched.

Dr. Irwin’s professional interests including nutrition, behavior, and medicine. Outside the clinic, she enjoys spending her free time hiking, biking, and kayaking, as well as curled up knitting with her four kitties: Norabel, Twila, Margeaux, and Alexxy.

Dr. Irwin is proud to belong to the following professional associations: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Haylee Huston-Roller, CVPM, CVBL

Hospital Administrator

Haylee, our Hospital Administrator, is a Boise native and has been working with cats in a clinical setting for over 12 years. In 2018 she earned her CVPM credentials–Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. 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 has dedicated her career to serving pets and their families, and knows firsthand the important roles cats play in our lives, as integral family members and loving companions.

Katie, CVT

Lead Veterinary Technician

Katie graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined the Boise Cat Clinic team directly out of school, and her professional background includes time spent in the pet grooming industry. As a self-professed “crazy cat lady,” she truly enjoys experiencing the human/animal bond between cats and their owners. Katie feels that cats are amazing and unique creatures, and loves the challenge of providing truly individualized care.

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant/Inventory Specialist

Jessica graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in University Studies. With a background in customer service and hospitality, she worked at Disneyland and California Adventure Resorts, and is also an expert baker. Jessica grew up surrounded by animals and feels a deep love and respect for them. She feels that working in the veterinary industry is a challenging and rewarding experience, and a great way to give back to the animals who have enriched her life. She also finds it exciting that there is always something new to learn. Jessica’s dream is to retire to Territorio de Zaguates, the “Land of the Strays” in Costa Rica.

Jeanette

Client Care Specialist

Jeanette earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at California State University in Long Beach, California. Her background includes being a Professional Corporate Trainer and Instructional Designer in high-tech and financial services. Cats are her passion! She finds working with feline-focused veterinary professionals, pet parents, and their kitties to be very rewarding and fulfilling. Jeanette describes herself as both a cat person and a people person, and loves the opportunity to interact with both!

Nicole

Client Care Specialist

Nicole has dedicated her professional career to helping cats and their families since 2003—and most of those years have been spent in Feline Only practices! She is an absolute wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and is a true feline advocate. Since childhood, cats have occupied a large, special spot in her heart. She truly enjoys working with people to build and strengthen their bond with their feline family members. She cannot imagine a more purrfect career choice!

Kate

Veterinary Assistant

Kate began her career with cats as the Head Caretaker and as Veterinary Assistant at a feline only hospital and hotel. Helping cats and their families has been her dream job since childhood, and she loves being surrounded by team members and cat families who have the same goal!

Aspen

Veterinary Assistant

Aspen obtained an Associates in Anthropology at the College of Western Idaho. She has held a variety of professional and management positions but found that her true passion is working with animals. She has a vast background in caring for animals of all shapes and sizes, from horses to ferrets and everything in between. She loves being able to help cats and their owners, while providing compassion through her work. She feels the Veterinary Assistant position has given her an opportunity to use her expertise accumulated from her previous job experiences in a loving and caring manner.

Emily

Client Care Specialist & Veterinary Assistant

Emily came to our practice after volunteering and working at Simply Cats as a Shelter Assistant for nearly 4 years. She loves challenges and has a passion for learning. She is an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional (Level 3), has earned her Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP) certification, Animal Shelter Behavioral Management Certificate, and is an NAUI Open Water Diver. Currently a student at Boise State University, she is also pursuing earning a Certified Veterinary Technician degree through Penn Foster, with the eventual goal of becoming a veterinarian concentrating on Shelter Medicine. She has 5 cats of her own, and takes pride in extending the exceptional care she would want for them to our patients.

Heather

Veterinary Assistant
Fear Free Certified

Heather is a student at Ashworth College working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is a proud East Coast native who came to Boise in 2014 and brought her love of cats. Coming from human medicine, most recently from dementia and memory care, she saw the joy and healing animals bring to human patients firsthand. She transitioned into veterinary medicine to love (and spoil) as many cats as possible. She loves being a constructive problem-solver, and feels veterinary medicine allows her to use her skills to help and heal her patients. She’s passionate about helping owners provide the best care possible for the animals they love.

Ivan

Chief Feline Officer

Ivan became the Chief Feline Officer of Boise Cat Clinic in 2022. After being found at night by the side of the road at 8 weeks of age and weighing one pound, he attended MeowTown University and majored in business. Post-graduation he co-founded the startup pet food company, Mouse in a Can.  After a successful stint in the petfood sector, he switched careers to tech, where he became an industry leader after designing the EBAS, or Empty Bowl Alert System. These achievements naturally led to the development of an online food delivery company for pets called Bowl Bolt, as well as a brand of toys specifically for non-sighted cats. His keen senses compensate for lack of sight, and when he’s not working or eating, he can be found chasing his battery-operated crinkle butterfly, or enjoying calming cat concertos. We’re excited to see where his creative mind will take BCC!

Noodle

Former Chief Feline Officer (2008-2022)

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 published multiple papers on the topic (“How to Get the Treats You Want” and “Putty In Our Paws: Snuggling for Dummies”). After graduation and adoption, he spent most of his free time developing ways to harness more sunlight and published a book: “Counter-Surfing 101.” Noodle spent over a decade managing the people in our company. We will forever remember and miss his sweet, loving spirit, and the joy he brought to everyone he met. He made us better. Rest in peace, dear Noodle.