Dr. Racey graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 1991. She spent the next seven years working on both dogs and cats first in a rural practice in western Michigan and then in an urban practice outside of Washington, DC. She joined a feline exclusive practice in Alexandria, VA in 1998 and there her passion for cats caught fire as she was immersed fully in the intriguing and challenging world of feline medicine. After returning to Michigan in 2005, she spent the next 14 years with a cat clinic in Plymouth before joining Ann Arbor Cat Clinic in February 2020.
Dr. Racey’s special interests are internal medicine and preventative health and she is dedicated to helping families understand how the environment their cat lives in has a large impact on health and behavior. It is her personal goal to help balance the needs of the family and the needs of the cat all while respecting the cat as the majestic and mysterious being that it is.
Dr. Racey lives in Canton with her three-cat clowder. Clowder matriarch, Bambi, was the first cat in Dr. Racey’s version of TNR: Trap – Neuter -- Retain, when Bambi gifted her with two unusually large, mildly neurotic, gray boy kittens just days after her rescue on a snowy day in April 2018. The cats have been intriguing and entertaining housemates and Dr. Racey sometimes feels like the feline version of Jane Goodall. Dr. Racey’s favorite clowder, however, remains her four amazing adult children of whom she is very proud. And she is very excited to be adding the title of “Gamma” to her curriculum vitae in 2023.