The Cat Doctor & Friends

Utilizing both careful, thorough history taking and physical exams along with digital radiography, ultrasound examination and intraoperative cardiac/respiratory monitors, The Cat Doctor & Friends strives to create a cat and people friendly atmosphere where illness and injuries are rapidly diagnosed and compassionately treated, or better yet prevented. Thirty minute appointments allow our doctors to fully address any nutritional or behavioral concerns.

A common misconception among cat lovers is the assumption that cats who spend their time indoors don't need veterinary care "unless they are sick". Cats who don't come in for annual wellness exams may develop dental disease (since they won't brush their teeth) which can lead to heart, liver or kidney disease. A little preventative care can go a long way. Vaccinations are especially important for kittens, but even indoor cats will need occasional vaccine "boosters" during their adult lives.

Instead of the usual 15 minute appointment, Dr. Melissa Waller and Dr. Megan Thomas enjoy the luxury of half-hour appointments. Longer appointments allow time spent discussing your nutritional and behavioral concerns in addition to wellness and medical care, surgical or dental diagnosis and treatment.  The Cat Doctor & Friends has six comfortable exam rooms.

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  • 26055 Bouquet Cyn Rd.
  • Santa Clarita,CA 91350
  • Between Magic Mountain Parkway and Cinema Drive
  • Phone: (661) 259-5288
  • Fax: (661) 254-9672
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  • Mon. - Fri. 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Megan Thomas



    Dr. Megan is special to us in so many ways. First, she was Dr. Tracy’s best friend. As a matter of fact, they both went to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated the same day. Together Dr. Tracy and Dr. Megan have shared a close friendship for 35 years.

    As a Southern California native, Dr. Megan started her veterinary career in equine medicine. She spent six years working full-time at southern California racetracks. Then Dr. Megan spent a year in Washington State working as a full-time small animal emergency veterinarian. In 1993 she moved back to southern California and continued to work on small animals. Dr. Megan has always had a special interest in feline medicine. In addition, she has advanced training in ultrasound and dentistry.

    In her free time, Dr. Megan enjoys a good book and card games. She is owned by 2 cats, Geordie and Barnaby.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    UC Davis
    Interests:
    Dentistry
  • Dr. Tracy McFarland 08/16/1958-09/24/2018


    In loving memory of our founder Dr. Tracy McFarland. Shortly after Dr. Tracy was admitted into the hospital on Sept. 4, 2018, she was informed she had an aggressive cancer. On September 24th, 2018, Dr. Tracy passed away at home with her family by her side. Rest in Peace our friend, mentor and doctor, Dr. Tracy! We miss you everyday! 


  • Jennifer Bisbee, RVT

    Coming soon
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Jennifer Ries, Practice Manager


    Jennifer has worked in veterinary medicine since she was 18 years old and has been with The Cat Doctor & Friends since 1999. 

    Jennifer's family consists of her longtime partner, a daughter, 3 step kids (they're adults now), a dog named "Zero", a bird and 4 cats. All of her cats and her dog are rescues and she is partial to the siamese cat. Her first cat was a long haired flame point siamese named "Sage". 

    In her free time, she enjoys gardening, arts and crafts.  A long time ago she studied interior design at Mission College and felt she would go into that field but veterinary medicine was just too interesting for her. Everyday in veterinary medicine is met with challenges, new information, and sometimes new beginnings. There is never a dull day in veterinary medicine. 




    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999