Marla J. McGeorge, DVM
Dr. McGeorge received her veterinary medical degree in 1992 from Oregon and Washington State Universities, following a career as a trial lawyer. For the past 15 years, she has practiced feline medicine exclusively both in the clinic and on the road. In 1994, Dr. McGeorge established Oregon's first and only feline exclusive mobile clinic, Cat Calls Mobile Cat Clinic. Several years later, she opened The Cat Doctor in southwest Portland. In 2007, The Cat Doctor moved to a new home in a converted, 113 year old house. She has participated in the veterinary community as a past president of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and is currently serving a term on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board. She ia a past president of the Board of Directors of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. Dr. McGeorge is a member of the Board of DIrectors of The Cat Adoption Team, a non-profit shelter and hospital for cats and kitten.
Dr. McGeorge believes the role of the feline practitioner is to promote feline health by focusing exclusively on health issues unique to cats. Familiarity with the feline behaviors and needs is essential if cats are to receive the medical care they deserve. Dr. McGeorge's experience with cats is reflected in her practice philosophy which emphasizes the importance of recognizing and minimizing anxiety for cats in the clinic. Both her patients and her own cats continue to teach and provide her with insights into the feline mind.
Doctor McGeorge shares her home with several cats and is the caretaker of a small colony of feral cats. As part of her committment to cats, she is a strong supporter of efforts to reduce cat overpopulation by spaying and neutering stray and feral cats. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, The American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association, The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and The Portland Veterinary Medical Association.