We are a Gold Status Cat Friendly Clinic

July 7, 2018

We are proud to announce that All Creatures Healthcare is now one of only a few vets in the UK to be awarded Gold status as a Cat Friendly Clinic by the Institute of Feline Medicine (ISFM).

Cat Friendly Clinic is a worldwide programme from the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care.

They recognise that because of their unique nature and needs, taking cats to visit a veterinary clinic can be very stressful, both for cats and owners.

The Cat Friendly Clinic programme is designed to help address these issues by creating more cat friendly veterinary clinics and so reducing the stress for cats and making veterinary visits easier for cat owners as well.

The ISFM have decided that the way All Creatures Healthcare handle cats in the clinic is to the very highest standards. Not just for good medicine and hygiene but for making the cat’ visits to the vets and stays overnight as stress free as possible.

  • We now have a cat waiting area screened from the dogs.
  • We use Feliway calming diffusers in areas cats are handled for blood samples and examinations.
  • We have a lovely calm, quiet, separate cat only ward with large non-reflective cages away from all the other animals.

We understand it can be stressful to bring your cat to the vets, so talk to our nursing team about ways you can minimise the stress before, during and after your trip. Take a look at our website for more details and to book an appointment.