About Our Cat Only Clinic

Darlington Cats is our newly designed cat ward with a separate entrance to ensure that your feline companions are calm and fear-free throughout their appointment.

We have a veterinarian who sees exclusively cat patients, and is preparing for a feline specialist degree. Dr. Bahlmann has worked with feline-only patients for the last several years, and has a passion for complex internal medicine cases and dentistry. All of our other doctors also provide feline-friendly care.

As we all know, cats are not small dogs, and they do not give up their secrets easily. By ensuring they are in their own ward of the hospital, we can provide better tretment of our feline patients and provide all the specialty care they need.

What it means to be 'Cat Friendly'

About Our Doctor

Kaitlin N. Bahlmann, BSc, DVM

Dr. Bahlmann obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2015. She has previously worked in both general and emergency practice. After several years in Ontario, she moved to Vancouver to work at Canada West Veterinary Specialists and Critical Care Hospital, Canada’s only certified animal emergency trauma centre.

Dr. Bahlmann then travelled to Michigan and joined an exclusively feline practice to work alongside a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP), in the hopes of obtaining her board certification as a Feline Specialist in the future. Her special interests include complicated internal medicine cases and surgery.

Dr. Bahlmann is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). She is also an Associate Editor for the Feline Internal Medicine Board on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).

She currently shares her home with her three cats, Chloe, Haku, and Tuna. In her free time, Dr. Bahlmann enjoys outdoor rock climbing and camping.


Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Guelph, 2008-2011
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Ontario Veterinary College, 2011-2015

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