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ISFM Certified Cat Friendly Clinic

Did you know Pet Society Vet are a Cat Friendly Clinic certified by ISFM? Bringing your cat into a vet clinic can be stressful for both cats and their humans. 

Travelling in cars, being confined to cat carriers, going to strange places, and the multitude of loud sounds and new people can be overwhelming for any cat. Cat Friendly Clinic is a worldwide program from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of International Cat Care. We understand that there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to a veterinary clinic:

  • 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
  • Most cats are highly stressed by nearby dogs in the clinic
  • Cats need to be handled gently and with respect in the clinic

What is a Cat Friendly Clinic?

An accredited Cat Friendly Clinic has reached a higher standard of cat care in that the staff:

  • Understand the needs of cats and have made visits to the vet clinic more cat friendly
  • Understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care
  • Have good knowledge and equipment to manage the care of cats

Achieving Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation involves all staff, from receptionists, nurses and technicians, through to vets. Each accredited clinic also has at least one ‘Cat Advocate’ – someone who ensures the cat friendly standards are adhered to, and who would be happy to talk to you.

What does it mean for my cat and me?

A Cat Friendly Clinic gives you peace of mind and reassurance, letting you know that:

  • Pet Society Vet has achieved certain minimum accreditation standards
  • The clinic and our staff have thought about the specific needs of cats
  • Pet Society Vets and Vet Nurses are be happy to talk to you, show you what we do, and show you around the clinic
  • We will explain your cat’s treatment and recovery clearly and sensitively so that you have a full understand of what is going on
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As an ISFM Certified Cat Friendly clinic, we have met criteria to ensure all the needs of your cat are met.