Our cat-loving team.
Your cat comes first at Lexington Hospital for Cats. When your cat is in our care, we will treat him as if he is our own cat. That takes special people who understand the unique needs of cats and who treat cats with respect.
Meet Dr. Alice Mills
Originally from Springfield, OH, Dr. Mills graduated from The Ohio State University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Animal Nutrition with special emphasis in feline nutrition in 1977 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1983.
During college, she supported herself by working at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Columbus Zoo, and Lion Country Safari at Kings Island.
Her graduate research involved digestibility studies with lions and tigers at Kings Island.
After graduation from veterinary college, she practiced in Detroit, MI at Westcott Hospital for Animals but her heart was in feline medicine.
A year later, she moved to Chicago, IL to practice at the Chicago Cat Clinic and to pursue her dream of becoming a feline practitioner. Dr. Barbara Stein, an internationally recognized feline practitioner, was the owner of the Chicago Cat Clinic and served as mentor to Dr. Mills.
She served on the American Association of Feline Practitioners Board of Directors-1999 to 2003 and remains a member, was a Founding Fellow and Past Secretary/Treasurer of the Academy of Feline Medicine, and is a member of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is a Founding Fellow of the International Association of Cat Doctors. Dr. Mills was most recently named the 2013 NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year and was recognized with the Distinguished Veterinary Service Award at the 2013 KVMA MidAmerica Conference for dedication and performance of service to the veterinary profession. She served as President of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association in 2015-2016.
Dr. Mills has published many articles and lectured on feline medicine and dentistry and has served as a consultant to industry on feline medicine and parasite issues.
Meet Our Caring Team
Lori – Client Relations Specialist
Katie M. – Veterinary Assistant
Katie S. – Veterinary Assistant
Megan – Veterinary Assistant
Jordan – Veterinary Assistant
Meet Our Hospital Cat
Jelly Roll was brought to us by a client who found her on the street. She had an open wound on her head, and the client was concerned for her. Upon arrival, we took custody of Jelly since she was a stray. We treated the wound for several weeks, gave her all the necessary vaccinations, and ran all of our available blood tests to determine whether Jelly was healthy enough to live with us. She had been named Jelly Roll by the neighboring children and was reported to have had several litters of kittens. We spayed her once she was well enough to have surgery. To all of our excitement, Jelly fully recovered and became part of our family. She loves to have Lion Cut body shaves and hates kittens. She spends most of her time in Dr. Mills’ office or in the employee lounge, and so clients rarely see her. To keep her teeth clean and her mouth healthy, she eats Hill’s® Prescription T/D diet.