9539 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-898-4009 ~ Fax: 240-668-3664
Gentle, complete veterinary care for the felines in your family
Link map for Frederick Cat Vet for directions, hours, bio of the veterinarian and staff, veterinary services offered and a tour of the veterinary practice At Frederick Cat Vet, we are all focused on making the visit as smooth as possible for you and your cat. We understand how stressful this can be, and we strive to minimize this every step of the way. The practice is designed from the point of view of cats, clients and veterinary staff so that we can all work smoothly toward the common goal of maintaining your cat's health and well-being. We are often asked if we are a holistic practice, and that is a word that means different things to different people. Our approach sees your cat as a member of your family and will offer the best in traditional medicine and surgery, nutritional guidance, behavioral counseling, and if indicated, no medicine at all. That is our holistic philosophy.

Cats feel most vulnerable in their carriers when they are on the ground, so we have pedestals and side tables strategically located to let them feel more secure. Every cat that spends the day in the hospital has a window in the back of their small suite so that they have the option of checking on the birds and butterflies in the garden below. We want to get them well and back home as soon as possible, but in the meantime will strive to provide those comforts for your cat. We provide an attention to detail and a relaxed, quiet atmosphere in order to take care of you and your loved ones.

Dr. Michael Karg, DVM

Dr. Karg received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, and his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Scranton in 1994. In 2000, he completed a one-year internship at the Mississippi State University veterinary teaching hospital in small animal internal medicine, emergency medicine and surgery. He has focused his work exclusively on feline veterinary medicine and surgery in the state of Maryland since 2001, and founded Frederick Cat Vet in 2006. He and his wife, Chris Bontrager, have three kids, Ivy, Max and Kaia, and two cats, Fraulein & Harry.

He is member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

Dr. Lisa Wolkind, DVM

Dr. Lisa Wolkind joined the practice in 2011. She has extensive experience with cats and dogs but has always had a special affinity for felines and their particular needs. Dr. Wolkind graduated in 1990 from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Wolkind has participated in many community programs such as Meower Power Feral Cat Coalition, the Portsmouth SPCA and Paws Feral Cat TNR. She has also given many speeches on veterinary medicine at local elementary schools and the Kiwanis Club. She has instructed K-9 first aid for Adams County Animal Response Team and Blue Ridge K-9 Training Club. Dr. Wolkind has also started a half marathon website with a mission to raise money for Best Friends Animal Society. Click on the link to check out Dr. Wolkind's half marathon.

In her spare time, Dr. Wolkind enjoys hiking, working out at the gym and her favorite, running. Of course she loves to spend time with her furry family that consists of 1 dog and 3 special needs cats.

Sam, Office Manager, Veterinary Assistant

Sam is a McDaniel College graduate with a degree in Psychology. Before joining us at Frederick Cat Vet, Sam was an assistant manager for five years at Pet Loft in Mount Airy, Maryland. She has experience with a large variety of small animals including fish, reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, dogs and cats.

Sam's family consists of her husband, Mark, daughter, Charlie, and their border collie, Gracie, three cats, Dora, Spencer and Cali and their 30 gallon fish tank.

Tina, Veterinary Assistant

Tina has a degree in Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University and has worked at a variety of animal-related positions before coming to Cat Vet. She has experience with everything from insects to black bear, but has always held a special place in her heart for domestic "wildlife."

Tina is the product of a military household, but spent most of her childhood in Michigan where she married her husband Bob in 1986. After moving around the country and exploring the world, they settled down to have two children: daughter Aidan and son Eli, and have lived in Frederick County for the past 16 years. They currently share their house with a setter mix named Kiki and 4 cats: Lolly, Smokey, Blue, and Daisy. When not at work she loves hiking/backpacking/camping with her family and friends, bird watching, and travel of any kind.

Morgan, Veterinary Assistant

Morgan studied graphic design at Frederick Community College before becoming a certified veterinary assistant. She plans to begin studying for a veterinary technician license

Morgan brings experience working with horses, cats, and rabbits and enjoys working with therapy horses and crocheting.

Eleanor, Veterinary Assistant

Eleanor received her Associates of Arts in Apparel Design from Brooks College in 2007. Since then she has lived in California, Australia, South Korea and Colorado! She recently returned home to Maryland with her 4 year old son, Ari. They now live in a cabin in the woods. While art and design are still passions, Eleanor wishes to pursue a career in animal care. Eleanor has grown up with cats and has adopted Ben, the new family cat.