When it comes to cats, Carole is the trail-blazer. Dubbed the Founding Mother of Cat Psychology, as well as Feline Behaviorist, she co-founded the first cat-only veterinary practice (The Cat Practice) in New York City in 1973, forty years before cat behavior therapy was a widely practiced discipline. In 1977, Carole was also named the country’s founding mother of cat psychoanalysis or the Kitty Freud. Eventually, “cat therapist” seemed the appropriate title.
Carole’s practice and tools continually evolve beyond traditional psychology and clinical approaches to cat behavior. And always, what informs her unique approach, The Wilbourn Way, is a holistic synergy of empathy and expertise that heals. She makes house calls to homes around the world, and also consults by phone and video conference.
Carole has published six books on cat psychology and authored a column called Cats On The couch for “Cat Fancy” magazine, for 16 years. She has given seminars at the New York Open Center, 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, The Learning Annex and often leads workshops and talks at corporate events, when not consulting at Westside Veterinary Center in New York City.