Dr. Maire Mahanes, DVM

I have been a resident of Charlottesville off and on over the last 45 years since attending undergraduate school at the University of Virginia. After graduating from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, I pursued small animal Veterinary practice in North Carolina. It was an invaluable experience. However, Charlottesville called, and we returned. After practicing here for another 4 years, I opened Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic in 1993. It was undoubtedly the best decision I could have made. Our clients are amazingly caring and responsive. The cats are always challenging and keep me on my toes. Our staff is unparalleled in dedication and performance.

My family at home currently consists of my husband, Forrest, our twins, Ike and Emmy, as well as our cats (Nacho and Snacky) and dogs (Copper, Bubbles and Eva). My oldest son, Ryan is here in Charlottesville with his beautiful wife Kelly and son Rhys. Wyatt has returned from Oregon with his fantastic fiancée, Kayla to attend nursing school. Charlottesville has proven to be a wonderful place to be a veterinarian and raise a family. I am so pleased to be able to do both with such community support.

Dr. Melissa Egan

Dr. Melissa Egan is originally from Kentucky andrelocated to Virginia. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, she attended Ross University and Auburn University Veterinary Schools. Dr. Egan travelled as much as she could between her stays at Ross and Auburn and continues to express her love for travel in her spare time. She has wanted to work at a feline practice even before she became a veterinarian, and she feels very fortunate to be doing what she enjoys at Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic.

She has always had a love for cats; she admires their unique nature and cherishes the companionship of her cats Bo, Romy, and Marlowe. Helping her feline patients and their humans is very important to her, and she enjoys continuing to gain new insights into cats’ health and behavior. Understanding everything about cats could take several lifetimes, if it can be done at all, but it is truly a labor of love.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Stacy Campbell, LVT, VDT, Groomer, Hospital Manager

Stacy is a 1991 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology as well as a member of the Veterinary Dental Technicians. She started her career working with Dr. Mahanes immediately upon graduation and has been at Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic since opening in May of 1993.

Stacy has many roles at Cat Care. Currently she is the Hospital Manager as well as Head Technician. She was named Technician of the Year in 2000. We think she deserves the award every year. She is extremely dedicated to both the patients and clients.

Stacy and her husband, Charlie reside in Augusta County and have four wonderful children, Dillon, Cooper, Cameron, and Simone. She also has two awesome grandsons, Dawson& Calum! She has had many pets over the years and currently has a Cane Corso (Mia),2 cats (Taco and Cheetah), and a hermit crab (Calm Carl)…

Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband and kids (2 or 4 legged) whether it be camping or enjoying long hot days on the beach in Topsail Island, NC. She is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoys her trips to Pittsburgh to visit with relatives and to grab a Primanti Bros sandwich and grabbing a few tacos at Shaka Taco on TopSail Island.

Shawn Roberts, LVT

Shawn Roberts joined the Cat Care staff in January of 2008. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College in 1991. She excels in patient care and client education. Patient monitoring and comfort is her primary goal. She helps to keep the practice green in any way she can. When she’s not at Cat Care, Shawn enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs and caring for her cats.

Kim Maddox, LVT

Kim Maddox is one of Cat Care’s LVTs and has been a part of our team for several years working relief, part time and full time. She is a 1991 graduate of BRCC’s Veterinary Technology program and is a native to the Charlottesville area. Kim resides in Albemarle County with her husband, Richard, and has 4 children and a new granddaughter.

Kim excels with client education and patient care. She is an asset to Cat Care and their patients.

Kim has a “hobby farm” which includes dogs, birds, cats, horses, chickens, and goats. She has been breeding Labrador Retrievers since 2003, German Shepherds since 2015 and soon Australian Shepherds. Many of Kim’s Labrador Retrievers are used as service dogs all over the country.

Her hobbies include painting portraits of animals, training and showing her horses, training dogs and enjoying the great outdoors with her newest endeavor, falconry.

Ellen Carrillo, LVT

Ellen is a 2021 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College’s Veterinary Technology program and joined the Charlottesville Cat Care team in February 2022. A lifelong cat lover, she currently has 3 spoiled cats – Lydia, Steffie, and Lancelot.

Ellen has been involved in cat rescue for several years and is always looking for ways to promote feline welfare and improve their quality of life. She is extremely excited to be starting her career at Cat Care and looks forward to gaining more experience in feline medicine!

In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, baking, and pet photography.


Angela Polaro, Head Assistant

Angela Polaro likes to refer to coming back to work here at Cat Care as “coming home”. She was previously a part of our Cat Care family from 1997-2012 and has recently returned in the fall of 2021.

There is no area of the clinic that she is a stranger to, she currently is our head assistant and in charge of boarding patients. She also does grooming and reception work when needed.

Angela has two teenage sons and two kitties. She enjoys cooking and puzzling.

Marika Mann, Assistant

Marika works behind the scenes at Cat Care. On weekends, you will find her taking care of the boarders and helping with odds and ends to ensure things run smoothly. She loves being able to help the cats feel a little more comfortable while away from their own homes. Marika also pet sits on occasion and enjoys working with many different animals. In her spare time, she loves watching a movie with her husband Duncan, her kitty Tristan.

Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant

Stephanie is our weekend assistant. She takes care of our boarding patients. She came to Cat Care in 1995 after volunteering at our local SPCA for two years. Stephanie, her husband Michael, and their daughter Frances share their home with their 2 beloved cats, Leland and Ruby and 2 guinea pigs, Harriet and Clover.


Molly Phillips

Molly is our lead receptionists and has been a part of Charlottesville Cat Care since early 2019 when she relocated to the area. Molly is very knowledgeable, caring and excels with client and patient care. When not working, she enjoys time at home with her Yorkie and playing games.

Josie Fortenberry

Josie recently moved to Charlottesville in 2021 and began working as a receptionist that fall with us at Cat Care. Previously, she lived in Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Josie has always loved animals and is excited to be working closely with them every day. When she is not working, Josie loves doing yoga, exploring new places, and spending time with her boyfriend Ryan and their adorable cat Sasha.