We are an accredited Silver status Cat Friendly Clinic, an initiative from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of International Cat Care (icatcare).   We understand that there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to the vets. Cats often do not travel well and feel unsafe away from their home. They are highly sensitive to new sights, sounds and smells.  Most cats prefer quiet and solitude and are highly susceptible to stress, e.g. are highly stressed by nearby dogs in the waiting room. Cats need to be handled gently and with respect.

The Cat Friendly Clinic scheme means that accredited clinics have reached a higher standard of cat care. In brief this means that we:
  • Understand the needs of your cat and have made vet visits more cat-friendly
  • Understand how to approach and handle your cat gently and with care
  • Have good knowledge and the equipment to manage the care of your cat

Achieving the Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation involves all staff, from receptionists, nurses and nurse assistants, through to our vets. Each accredited clinic also has at least one ‘Cat Advocate’, we have many more.  These members of staff help ensure our cat friendly standards are adhered to, and are happy to talk to you on aspects of your cat's care.

Cat Friendly Clinic standard … what does it mean for you and your cat?

A Cat Friendly Clinic gives you peace of mind and reassurance, letting you know that:
  • Our practice has achieved certain minimum accreditation standards
  • Our practice and our staff have thought about the specific needs of cats
  • Our staff will be happy to talk with you, show you what they do, and show you around our practice

What are the different levels of cat friendly clinic? 
  • Accreditation is at three levels – Bronze, Sliver and Gold.  We have silver status but are busy working towards our Gold status
  • These awards recognise that vet clinics vary widely in their size, location, structure, staffing and equipment

Our Cat Only Clinic
For further information on the service we provide for our cats and information on our Cat Only Clinic, please click here.