Our Team

Dr. Christine Sellers, DVM

Dr. Sellers, a Santa Barbara native, completed her undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Nutrition and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis in 1991. As there was no emphasis on avian medicine at U.C. Davis in 1991, Dr. Sellers designed her own Pet Bird Medical track where she spent her senior year traveling throughout California interning with avian specialists and poultry facilities. Dr. Sellers has been actively involved in avian medicine since 1983. She began her feline focus when she began working at The Cat and Bird Clinic (formerly known The Cat Clinic) in 1985. Dr. Sellers has been the owner and primary veterinarian of The Cat and Bird Clinic since 1992.
Associate Memberships:
Dr. Sellers belongs to many organizations to keep abreast of the most current medical breakthroughs. Memberships include AAFT, AAV, AVMA, & CVMA.
Dr. Sellers also serves on the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

Dr. Jill Pruett

Dr. Jill Pruett graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Since that time she has specialized in feline medicine including owning and operating a feline-only hospital in Atlanta Georgia. She has recently relocated to Santa Barbara with her daughters.



Lindsay joined the clinic staff in the Fall of 2013 as a receptionist. A graduate of Santa Barbara Business College, she’s worked in the medical/healthcare field for the past 17 years. Lindsay’s animal family includes a horse, 2 dogs, and 1 cat.


Veterinary Assistant

Whitney joined the clinic in 2011 as a receptionist and quickly became a valuable veterinary assistant as well. She grew up in Santa Barbara with lots of animals and has adopted one of our clinic kitties as her own.


Veterinary Assistant

Lorraine has been a veterinary assistant for the Cat & Bird Clinic since 1993. She formerly worked as a veterinary assistant at Santa Barbara Pet Hospital for 10 years before joining the Cat & Bird Clinic. Her area of expertise emphasizes feline medical care.



Penny joined our team as a receptionist in 2002. She had been a dental receptionist for many years prior to working with us. Her positive personality and caring nature are an invaluable asset to the practice.