What Does Our Cat Friendly Practice Status Mean to You?
For some cats and owners, a trip to the veterinarian may be a cause for stress, so one of our goals is to create a more calming environment. Staff members have extensive training in feline handling and alternative techniques to calm an anxious cat in order to ensure exams and treatments do not escalate anxiety. We have implemented physical adjustments to our hospital environment to make the visit friendlier for you and your cat.
The Cat Friendly Practice certificate on a veterinarian’s wall has to be earned. Our practice has met a comprehensive checklist of performance criteria to verify that staff members are especially qualified and dedicated to making every visit as pleasant as possible and beneficial for you and your cat. All of those various steps combine to help assure you that each visit is a positive experience. With our certification you can be confident your cat will be given exceptional care and attention through all phases of the visit including examinations, procedures and hospitalization. Furthermore, the Cat Friendly Practice distinction shows that our practice has demonstrated high levels of commitment and excellence in feline medicine.
What to Expect from Our Cat Friendly Practice
Each Cat Friendly Practice has at least one designated ‘Cat Advocate’ on staff — a knowledgeable professional who ensures that your cat’s care is guided by feline-focused standards. Cat Advocates are chosen for their experience, understanding, empathetic manner and willingness to help answer any of your questions. The staff of a Cat Friendly Practice also will help to provide you with various ways to enhance your cat’s health and well-being. By carefully advising you on unique feline needs in areas such as nutrition, routine checkups, environmental enrichment, behavior and other essential issues, your skilled CFP team can help your cat to be healthy and happy.