AAFP Gold Status Cat Friendly Practice

We proudly hold a Cat Friendly Practice Gold certification by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have gone above and beyond to ensure that a visit to our hospital is stress-free for you and your cat. Our hospital was designed with the comfort of your cat in mind, and our staff is trained to handle your feline friend in a way that will make their visit much more relaxing than a typical visit to the vet. To become a certified Cat Friendly Practice requires meeting a series of standards set out by the AAFP. Because we hold to these standards, you can expect a visit to our hospital to be a refreshing change from other veterinary visits with your cat.

As a Cat Friendly Practice, we adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the best possible care for your feline companions:

  • We strive to create a calming environment for all cats.
  • Our waiting room and areas are designed to reduce stress caused by noise, other pets, or unfamiliar smells. This includes feline-only areas, separate spaces with visual barriers and the option to go directly into the exam room.
  • Our staff are trained to recognize and respond to the unique needs of cats, including their specific facial expressions and behavior cues.
  • We follow the Feline-Friendly Handling Guidelines to provide a positive experience for your cat.
  • A slow and gentle approach is used to achieve the best results.
  • We develop individualized care plans based on your cat’s specific needs, preferences, and behaviors.
  • We implement various methods to ensure you and your cat are as comfortable as possible during visits.
  • Our staff continually receive education on the latest feline research and guidelines.
  • We ensure that you are an integral part of your cat’s healthcare team, helping you understand your cat’s needs and how to care for them at home.
  • We use synthetic feline facial pheromones to create a calming effect.
  • Our staff are experienced in recognizing subtle signs of fear or anxiety in cats and adapt their approach accordingly.
  • Our cat ward, hospitalization area, and operating room are equipped with appropriate feline tools, equipment, and procedures to ensure the highest standard of care.

Learn more on the Cat Friendly Practices website. Click here.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.

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