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
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.
Dr. Laura O’Brien
Originally from northern New Hampshire, Dr. O’Brien has spent time in various areas of the United States and is excited to be moving to Boise! She earned her Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida in 2014. She then completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2018. While there she was a member of and served as President to the local chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and was awarded the AAFP Outstanding Senior Award at graduation.
After graduation Dr. O’Brien spent a year at a feline-only hospital outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She then moved to be closer to her family and spent two years working with cats and dogs in New Hampshire. Missing feline exclusive practice, Dr. O’Brien moved to Houston, Texas in 2021 and has been working exclusively with cats since.
Dr. O’Brien completed her Cat Friendly Veterinarian Certificate through the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She strives to make veterinary visits and hospital stays comfortable and stress-free for her feline patients and to provide the best care possible.
Dr. O’Brien has special interest in feline surgery, ultrasound, geriatric care, and critical care. She and her husband have 8 kitty children of their own who rule the house, as well as two dogs and a panther chameleon who serve as their lowly subjects. She is excited to be joining Boise Cat Clinic and looks forward to meeting you and your feline family!
Haylee Huston-Roller, CVPM, CVBL
Haylee, our Hospital Administrator, is a Boise native and has been working with cats in a clinical setting since 2005. In 2018 she earned her CVPM credentials–Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and is also a Certified Veterinary Business Leader. 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. Haylee earned a Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional Certificate awarded by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Assistant Hospital Manager
Veterinary Assistant Training Coordinator
Kade 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!
Client Care Specialist
Client Care Specialist
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.
Client Care Specialist & Vet 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.
Client Care Specialist
Jenna’s first job was in the food industry, where she earned multiple Customer Service Awards from KFC. From there, she transitioned into freelance proofreading for novels. At a school bookfair she played a computer game called Vet Emergency 2. This is when she discovered her passion for wanting to help pets stay healthy and happy. She feels very fortunate to have found BCC and is able to help connect pet parents and the cats to quality care with people who care.
Carson has previously worked as a handler at a pet resort and is currently enrolled at Boise State as a pre-Veterinary student. He is on the Boise State Bee Team and helps to maintain the bee apiary at the university. Carson enjoys educating others about the importance of keeping our furry friends happy and healthy!
Having graduated high school with High Honors, Hailey also completed the CTE (Career Technical Education) Program in Animal & Veterinary Science. Her love of animals, science, and the medical field naturally drew her to the Veterinary industry. Hailey appreciates that every day in the hospital is interesting. It has always been her dream to pursue a career working with animals, and she is excited by the opportunity to continue learning.
A former employee at Amazon, Sicily also volunteered for a year at a local feline shelter, Simply Cats. Sicily has achieved her Associates Degree in Animal Science and will be pursuing further certification in the Veterinary field. She finds working with animals incredibly rewarding, and it means a great deal to her to make a difference in the lives of creatures who share their unconditional love. She enjoys helping to support the rest of the team she describes as amazing, reliable, and dependable!
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!
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.