About San Francisco Doctor and Cat Behaviorist

Phi ZetA veterinarian

Oxford and Harvard-trained Cat Behaviorist

Established 33 years ago as San Francisco’s pioneering cat-only behavior practice, our team is dedicated to delivering expert, science-driven, and evidence-based comprehensive care for your feline companion

The Cat Behavior Clinic for San Francisco

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Mieshelle’s Cat Science Book is Textbook Curriculum That Certifies Cat Counselors You See Today. Applying the sciences of genetics, animal psychology, feline learning and memory and evolutionary biology to effectively correct your cat’s behavior long term. 

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Photos: The Cat Behavior Clinic Zoom Video Cat Behavior Consultations.  Mieshelle is the new host for the television show, My Cat From Hell, with over 1 billion viewers internationally.

Cat Behaviorist San Francisco – Expertise for Complex, Chronic, and Severe Behavior Cases

For over three decades, our cat-only behavior practice has been exclusively devoted to feline behavior. With a steadfast commitment to expertise and evidence-based approaches, we ensure your cat receives top-tier, comprehensive care. Read 350 Solved Feline Case Studies and Client Testimonials.

Developed by the clinic, our Feline Cognitive Rescue Program, has been helping cats with complex, chronic, or severe behavior issues achieve long lasting results. In practice 33 years, our team of cat behaviorists and licensed veterinarians ensure that your cat receives expert and comprehensive holistic care beyond conventional cat behavior advice.

Licensed and Certified, Phi Zeta, Harvard and Oxford-trained, Award-winning Cat Behaviorist and Veterinary Team 33 Years in Practice Solving Cat Behavior Issues

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2-time Academy Award Winning Cat Behavior Show with 1 Billion Viewers on Discovery Plus, the “Gold Purr Award”, Myfoodie Award, and the “2020 Business Award for Exemplary Businesses and People in the Field of Animal Behavior”. Watch Mieshelle on the Today Show, Hallmark Channel, and NatGEO Wild.  Read 350 Solved Feline Case Studies and Client Testimonials.  We Have More Clients Purring Than Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider is known for her global leadership in cat behavior education and crossing the conventional boundaries of the cat behaviorist specialty.  Her scholarly-cited cat behavior science book is a main text book used to certify other cat behaviorists.

The Random House international author of the first scholarly-cited cat behavior book (published in 4 languages) for cats owners that is required text for numerous cat behavior certifying organizations.

For over three decades Mieshelle has been solving “unfixable” behavior issues by going beyond the obvious facts about cat behavior and offering intelligent and proven solutions to solve your cat’s behavior issues.  What issue are you having with your cat?  Visit our “Common Issues Solved” Page.

Cat Behaviorist San Francisco In-person or Zoom Appointments for Cat Urination, Defecation, and Aggression Behavior Issues

  • 2024 Zoom Appointment Update: We are scheduling our doctor and cat behaviorist team through July 31st.  Through July 22nd receive the study participation reduced fee for urination or defecation appointments. Become a part of Mieshelle’s 2-time Academy Award-winning cat behavior show production on Discovery Plus Channel (the most watched cat behavior show in the world with over 1 billion viewers).
  • Have cat dietary questions? Mieshelle is also the cat nutrition scientific research and development expert for one of the largest cat food company and manufacturer in the world. Proper diet is a cornerstone of a behaviorally thriving cat.

Scheduling for San Francisco and Surrounding Areas

Founder of the clinic, Mieshelle studied Animal Behavior at Oxford University, Harvard University, and The University of Edinburgh – The Royal School of Veterinary Studies.  Her studies have enabled her to help her clients think more scientifically about their cat’s behavior.

Schedule an in-home, phone, or Zoom consultation with certified cat behaviorist, worldwide lecturer and award-winning New York Times acclaimed cat behavior science author (Random House Publishing), Mieshelle Nagelschneider.  Help your cat with a simple behavior issue or one that has turned into something more complex.  Our veterinarian conducts vet-to-vet consults remotely.

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Think You’ve Tried Everything to Help Your Cat? We’re Pretty Sure You Haven’t

Applying the sciences of genetics, animal psychology, feline learning and memory and evolutionary biology to effectively correct your cat’s behavior long term.

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What’s New With Mieshelle And National Geographic? Animal’s Doing Things With Howie Mandel And The Wild Side Of Cats.

As a long time cat behavior expert on the 37 species of wildcats for National Geographic documentaries. published works and television shows, Mieshelle has also been featured in and seen on the Hallmark Channel, the New York Times, the Today Show, LIFE Magazine, the Boston Globe, New York Post, MTV, Martha Stewart Radio,  NBC Dateline, Zoo Peeps (just to name a few). and the spokesperson for Arm & Hammer Cat Litter, Whiskas, and Comfort Zone.  She has traveled the globe as a spokesperson and international cat expert for major cat brands and Humane Societies including Best Friends Animal Behavior Society.  Mieshelle has improved the status of the cat in countries around the world traveling to the Philippines, Japan, Australia, Italy, England, Costa Rica and Toronto, Canada.

Please visit our home page to learn more about scheduling online and comprehensive behavior programs offered through the clinic.  You can also call  503-267-8888 to schedule or ask any questions with our friendly and understanding staff.  Your cat may qualify for a urination or defecation consultation at no-cost or a reduced rate for study participation.

Cat Behaviorist Article Resource:  San Francisco cats that urine mark in moderncat.com/articles/how-stop-your-cat-urine-spray-marking/

World-renowned Oxford-trained Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider, The Cat Whisperer™️

Frequently Asked Questions

All cat behavior solutions must take into consideration feline instincts and their evolutionary biology. The clinic has exclusive rights to Mieshelle Nagelschneider’s proprietary Cat Whisperer™ consulting, easy-to-implement C.A.T. Plan™ positive behavior modification, the most effective, comprehensive, and up-to-date system for curing any cat behavior problem.

Because every cat and environment is different, the plan allows for customized behavior techniques and environmental changes when needed – because cat behavior is not one-size-fits-all. Mieshelle has spent 20 years developing a method so effective that when clients follow it, their success rate is well over 90% (even higher for the most common issues).

Her science-based cat behavior book, The Cat Whisperer, has been featured in the New York Times and a best-seller on Amazon and published in 4 languages (Random House Publishing with co-writer Cameron Powell).

For cat behaviorists seeking certification, her book is a required curriculum by a number of cat behaviorist certifying organizations.

Love is born of mystery, and our cats are mysterious and loved in equal measure. But sometimes the greatest blessing of all is a bit of light thrown into a dark place. Mieshelle Nagelschneider holds that light. Allow her to share it with you.”– Gwen Cooper Author, Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, of Life With a Blind Wonder Cat (Random House), New York, NY

Veterinarian: “Over the course of many years, Mieshelle has developed and refined her unique ability to think like a cat. On numerous occasions I have witnessed the life-changing benefits Mieshelle’s techniques can bring to cats and their sometimes very frustrated owners.” – Veterinarian, Dr. James R. Shultz DVM, Portland, Oregon

Cat Behavior Veterinarian Referral from Dr. Lisa Berger DVM: “Despite all the disruptions, there have been no incidents of urination on the bed or the couch, and neither have been covered by plastic all week!” – Juanita H. Portland, Oregon

You have the African wildcat, your domestic cat’s ancestor, to thank for many of your cat’s “unwanted” cat behaviors. Learn more about this during your consultation to better understand and help your cat and solve its behavior issues. We often misunderstand cat behaviors. Once cat owners understand their cat instincts and biology, they can better understand why the behavior strategies work so well and can better apply them.

Mieshelle The Cat Whisperer™ has been the spokesperson and cat behavior expert for Comfort Zone, Arm & Hammer Cat Litter, and Cat Expert for Whiska’s International Media Tour Australia. Her cat behavior expertise is seen in the New York Times, The Today Show, NBC Dateline, MTV, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Modern Cat Magazine, Parade, Reader’s Digest, Cat Fancy Magazine, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, USA Today, This Wild Life, The Divine Cat, Real Simple Magazine, Salon.com, Petside, Freekibblekat, The Toronto Star, Canada Globe and Mail, Animal Rescue Site, The Daily Cat, Feline Wellness Magazine, Advisory Council Pet360.com, This Wild Life, The Cat Channel, Pets Magazine, The Circle, New Republic, The Sunrise Show, Yahoo.com, Herald Sun, Toronto Star, and countless others. See our Media Room below for the latest.

Feline behavior therapy is very different from canine behavior therapy and the approach to changing a cat’s behavior is even more unique. Cats do not display obedience problems like dogs. The help you need is not focused on physical or verbal behavior modification strategies, like dog training with a dog trainer present. All cat behaviorists conduct consultations by phone or video via Skype. Our behavior plans are specific to cats and still allow for the natural feline instincts, but when and where you want them displayed. We will cover the behavior plan during the phone or video consultation and offer follow-up over the course of several weeks for all of our consultation programs.

Call The Clinic Today at 503-267-8888