A Feline exclusive veterinarian for your cat
Dr. L. Ruey Stocking
Dr. L. Ruey Stocking loves cats! She is the owner and main practitioner at our feline exclusive cat hospital where she looks forward to serving the needs of cat appreciators everywhere and especially those of the Kalamazoo / Battle Creek community.
Dr. Stocking is available to see your cat by appointment. She and her staff are happy to provide a full spectrum of veterinary services including feline medicine, surgery, dentistry, and grooming.
At Red Barn Cat Clinic your cat will have the doctor's undivided attention and the benefit of the highest quality brand new equipment including both a digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray system and the very best customized feline dental and medical equipment. Dr. Stocking's Red Barn Cat Clinic is a unique facility without the noise of barking dogs or other stressful stimuli found in most small animal clinics. Our serene country setting contributes to the peaceful and natural environment that helps cats feel happy and at home.
The veterinarian lives on the premises with her husband allowing her to provide 24-hour on-site care to her patients. Because of this, Dr. Stocking respectfully requests that clients adhere to the "by appointment only" policy.
Dr. Stocking obtained her DVM from Ross University in St. Kitts, in the British West Indies and completed her senior veterinary clinical year in 1997 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She also has a B.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
As well as working at her previous feline practice in Canada, Cat Hospital of Saskatoon, Dr. Stocking has been a small animal veterinarian in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
She was an assistant professor at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008-2011 and loved the experience of working with and coaching and teaching veterinary students in: emergency medicine, surgery and clinical skills.
A long-standing member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners since 2001, Dr. Stocking attends every AAFP conference in order to make sure she stays up to date with current feline therapies and research.
Dr. Ruey also loves horses and is a "Hill Topper" with the Battle Creek Hunt Club. You will likely get a sighting of one of her 12 cats or Pomeranian "Peanut" when you visit us.
Danielle and Dr. Stocking examine kitten "Morty" Holzmer
Longer appointment times allow you to get all your questions answered while your cat receives a thorough nose-to tail examination by our veterinarians.
You will receive recommendations on how to maintain your cat's health for a long and happy life and a treatment plan for your cat's medical needs.
“"Everyone was friendly, kind and accommodating here. The clinic is beautiful. It is clear that Dr. Stocking wants all her feline patients to be as comfortable and as healthy as possible."
Lea Martin, owner of "Ellie", "Jinx" and "Rigby".
Dr. Stocking in surgery
Dr. Alyson J. Coppens
Dr. Alyson Coppens joins us part time and we are thrilled to have such a talented doctor and surgeon to help us with our cat and kitten appointments and surgeries.
Dr. Alyson has practiced for many years in feline exclusive veterinary medicine and surgery in Grand Rapids as well as worked as an emergency / critical care veterinarian in Kalamazoo.
She is an excellent surgeon and has an interest in feline ophthalmology, kittens, and helping all cats in need.