Dr. Steven Bailey:
Dr. Steven J. Bailey founded Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital in 1992. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in June of 1986. After graduation, Dr. Bailey practiced emergency medicine for 8 years prior to establishing Exclusively Cats.
Dr. Bailey is one of two veterinarians in the state of Michigan and the only veterinarian in Southeastern Michigan that has been board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as a Feline Specialist (ABVP). His special interests include complicated medical and surgical cases as well as critical care and advanced dentistry. Dr. Bailey is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Bailey is the Past-President of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA), and a Board Member of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). He is also a Consultant for the Feline Internal Medicine Board on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and the Associate Editor of the Diagnostic Imaging Folder on VIN. He is an invited member of VMG #18 (The only feline-exclusive Veterinary Management Group) and MOM's group (Macomb/Oakland Management Group). As of September 2014, Dr. Bailey was awarded an adjunct faculty appointment at Michigan State University, allowing him to enhance veterinary student education through lectures, labs, clinical rotations and externships, promote collaborative feline clinical research, serve as a resource for development of "feline friendly" practices at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and assist with development and implementation of strategic planning for the College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Feline Health and Well-Being.
In his free time, Dr. Bailey is an avid kayaker (some may even call him "obsessed") and an instructor in both canoe and kayaking sports. He has completed the Everglades Challenge race more times than anyone else in his age category! (The Everglades Challenge is an expedition style adventure race for kayaks, canoes, and small boats. The distance is roughly 300 nautical miles. There is a time limit of 8 days or less.) He also enjoys running, but his orthopedic surgeon says that he is not allowed to run anymore, if he wants to keep his knees!
Dr. Toni Brooks:
Dr. Toni S. Brooks obtained her Bachelor degree in Sociology from Arizona State University in 1996. She obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine with honors from Michigan State University in May of 2002. She joined Exclusively Cats in August of 2002. Her special interests include pain management, surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry.
Dr. Brooks is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and is a past council member of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA).
In her free time, Dr. Brooks enjoys yoga, running, boating and spending time with her family; including their cats Ernest and Fletcher.
Dr. Kaitlin Bahlmann is originally from Ontario, Canada, and obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 2011. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in June of 2015.
After graduation, Dr. Bahlmann worked at a busy 24/7 practice in Ontario for several years, after which she made the move out to Vancouver, British Columbia in order to learn more about emergency medicine. She worked at Canada West Veterinary Specialists and Critical Care Hospital, which is Canada's only certified animal emergency trauma centre.
Due to the scarcity of DABVP Feline Specialists in Canada (there are only 6 so far!) Dr. Bahlmann just recently moved to Michigan and joined Exclusively Cats in 2020. Her hope is to obtain her board certification as a Feline Specialist, and learn more about all that Feline Medicine has to offer! Dr. Bahlmann has wanted to pursue a DABVP Feline Specialty certification status since before her graduation as a veterinarian. Her passion for feline medicine began from a very young age, as her family was responsible for rescuing and homing feral cats in the neighbourhood. She currently shares her home with her two cats, Strider and Chloe.
Dr. Bahlmann is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), and harbours a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care, and Fear Free medicine, having obtained her certification with them in 2019.
In her free time, Dr. Bahlmann enjoys outdoor rock climbing, hiking, and camping.