- Understand the needs of cats and strive to make visits to the vet clinic cat friendly
- Approach and handle cats gently and with care through ongoing staff education
- Follow the ISFM Feline Friendly Handling and Nursing Care guidelines and have made the pledge to be ‘Scruff free’
- Have invested in equipment to manage the specific care requirements of cats
- Have an appointed Cat Advocate member of staff to implement and oversee our cat friendly clinic status
- Raised areas to place your cat carrier on in the waiting room which will be away from areas where other animals may be waiting. Where possible, there will be a visual barrier
- The use of feline pheromone diffusers to help calm and reassure cats
- A quiet, well equipped consulting room suitable for cats to feel calm in
- A range of equipment such as blood pressure monitors and cat specific weighing scales to provide a high level of care to our feline patients
- A ward/affiliated clinic where cats can be hospitalised which has a visual barrier between the cat and other species. Here, your cat will be provided with comfortable, soft bedding and cat igloos or perch and hide boxes to allow your cat privacy during their stay
- We/our affiliated clinic has facilities for surgery, dentistry, certain lab tests and diagnostic imaging are available to allow procedures to be performed to a high standard of care for feline patients
If you have any questions regarding the facilities and care we provide for your cats, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In the meantime, you may find the leaflets below useful – click on the link to download.