Dr. Maire Mahanes, DVM
I have been a resident of Charlottesville off and on over the last 35 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, Maxine, Nacho, and Snacky. Wyatt is off on an adventure in Oregon, while Ryan is here in Charlottesville with his beautiful wife Kelly and son Rhys. 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, and moved to Virginia a few years ago. 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 cherish the companionship of her cats Kato, 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 Marion, LVT, VDT, Groomer, Hospital Manager
Stacy is a 1991 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College with an Associates 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 has two wonderful children, Cooper, 19 and Simone, 12. She has had many pets over the years and currently has 2 cats – Taco and Cheetah, a dog – Bodhi, a rat – Pip; 2 hermit crabs Calm Carl and Adventurous Albert.
Stacy enjoys spending time with her kids (both 2 legged and 4) and boyfriend at the park (ballpark or football field). She is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoys her trips to Pittsburgh to visit with relatives and to grab a Primanti Bros sandwich.
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 a number of years working relief, part time and now full time. She is a 1991 graduate of BRCC’s Veterinary Technology program and is a native to the Charlottesville area. Kim is married and has 4 children.
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 cats, horses, chickens, goats and a sheep named Wilber. She has been breeding Labrador Retrievers since 2003 and German Shepherds since 2015. 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 and enjoying the great outdoors.
Jeanette Wade, Assistant
Jeanette came onboard at Cat Care during the Fall of 2015 and has proven to be a valuable member of our team. As our main assistant, Jeanette’s primary responsibilities include caring for the boarders – seeing that they have a pleasant stay during their time here at Cat Care. She also aids the doctors and technicians in everyday duties. Jeanette’s passion for animals extends beyond the office as she also occasionally cat sits as well as loves and cares for her own cat Smokey.
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 the different animals. In her spare time, she loves watching a movie with her husband Duncan, her own cats Tabitha and Tristan, and their bull terrier Frank.
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.
Cherise has been a full time receptionist at Cat Care since June of 2014. She moved to Charlottesville from Milwaukee after graduating from UWM with a degree in digital art. She loves all animals and enjoys providing access to excellent care for your cats at Cat Care. She shares her home with her husband, Rich, and their three conures Emmet, Petrie and Rufio. In her free time she enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors.