Our Doctors 

Dr. Kelsey Grunewald

Dr. Kelsey Grunewald was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California.  She started her journey in veterinary medicine at the young age of 10 when she started volunteering at the Cat and Bird Clinic.  She completed her Bachelor's degree in Zoology at UC Santa Barbara and graduated from Midwestern University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  While at Midwestern University she started, and was president of, the first avian medicine club on campus and was also part of the zoo and exotics club.  She is a Fear Free certified professional through FearFreePets, which provides training to help alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets during veterinary visits.  She also volunteers her time providing medical care at the Santa Barbara Zoo.  

 

Memberships include AAFP (American association of feline practitioners), AAV (Association of avian veterinarians) and AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association).

Dr. Christine Sellers

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 as The Cat Clinic) in 1985. Dr. Sellers has been the owner and primary veterinarian of The Cat and Bird Clinic since 1992.
 

Dr. Sellers belongs to many organizations to keep abreast of the most current medical breakthroughs.

Memberships include AAFT, AAV, AVMA, & CVMA.
 

Dr. Jill Pruett

Dr. Jill Pruett graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Since that time she has focused on feline medicine including owning and operating a feline-only hospital in Atlanta Georgia. She relocated to Santa Barbara with her daughters in 2012 and has been a valuable part of the Cat and Bird Clinic ever since. 

 

Memberships include AAFP, AVMA, & CVMA.

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