Kirsten Munck ~ DVM
Dr. Kirsten Munck grew up in Vermont and completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University. After graduating, she relocated to Oregon to continue her career path and to enjoy the numerous outdoor pursuits Oregon has to offer. From a young age, Kirsten always wanted to become a veterinarian and grew up with beloved dogs, including her special German shepherd, Maria. Once in Oregon she was quickly adopted by her first cat, Jesse, who accompanied her for 20 years through graduate school in veterinary medicine at OSU and life’s many adventures! A move to the Puget Sound brought a very challenging and professionally enriching position for her in a Seattle general veterinary practice. In 2001 with her family, Dr. Munck decided to move to Bend to achieve her dream, which was to own her own practice…The Colorado Cat Clinic! The practice eventually outgrew its location in downtown Bend. With her expertise, a new building was designed and built especially for an all cat practice in the Northwest Crossing area. Dr. Munck spends most of her time at the clinic, but her rare free time is enjoyed with her husband Doug (a wildlife biologist) and daughter Gemma. Cooking, skiing, hiking and running are just a few of her favorite activities. She currently shares her home with her 2 dogs, Audrey & Layla, and 3 cats; Linus, Rosa and Etta.
Nicole Wilkins ~ Office Manager
Nicole began working at the Colorado Cat Clinic in May of 2007 when she relocated to Bend from Colorado. Nicole has been working in the veterinary field since 1997 and has years of experience in office administration. Having received a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, she has chosen to continue her work with animals and loves all creatures, great and small. Nicole truly enjoys the beauty of the outdoors and all that Central Oregon has to offer. Nicole spends much of her spare time walking on the many trails in the area and snuggling with her beloved cat, Nellie, when it’s cold. Nellie has been an integral part of her family for 13 years and home just wouldn’t be home without her. She also shares her home with Ian, her significant other, who is an enthusiastic Arborist and also a huge animal lover. Nicole is very dedicated to her work and is our “jack of all trades” at the clinic…she loves jumping in and helping out in the clinic wherever she is needed!
Pam Nagel ~ Receptionist
Have you been wondering whose car that is parked in front of the clinic with the license plate “KAT KRZ”? That’s our Pam. Pam moved to Bend from Butte, Montana, and had the same personal license plate there. She is madly in love with cats and has been surrounded by them her entire life. Pam has worked for many years in the human medical field as a receptionist and medical transcriptionist. Pam has been our receptionist for almost 3 years and says she has the perfect job! She is very positive and enthusiastic about her work with our feline patients and their owners. Pam truly enjoys greeting our clients and their “fur kids” and thinks Bend has the best cat people in the world!
Lisa Knight ~ Veterinary Technician
Lisa has been with the Colorado Cat Clinic since 2006. After a short absence she has returned home to Bend since receiving her degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 2012 from Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State. Her love for animals, especially cats, has driven her to continue working in the veterinary field. She received her Animal Reiki Master certificate in 2010 and enjoys sharing calming energy with patients on a daily basis. Lisa shares her home with her 3 kitties One Eye, Gi and Crouton, as well as her significant other Kyle. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Laura Kulju ~ Veterinary Technician
Like any Vet Tech Laura has always loved animals. From a very young age she was involved in 4H and grew up raising show animals and managing livestock on the Oregon Coast. Over the years she has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed a wide variety of pets. After graduating from the Veterinary Technology program in 2005 at Linn Benton Community College/OSU she completed internships at two regional veterinary clinics. She moved to Bend in 2006 and has spend the last few years enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer, her favorite being Mt. Bachelor and snowboarding. She joined the Colorado Cat Clinic in November of 201 2 and she enjoys working in a feline exclusive practice. Laura also shares her home with her cat “Big Tuna” and her dog “Riley.”