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The CFC programme has been developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of the leading feline charity International Cat Care, and accreditation has been made available to promote well-being and high standards of care for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in a veterinary clinic.
Under the programme, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria which includes the provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats, both as in-patients and out-patients.
The criteria include having separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats.
Most importantly, staff are trained in approaching and handling cats sensitively and respectfully, and in maintaining high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of feline medicine as new treatments and information become available.
Small animal Director Lisa Phillips, the clinic’s Cat Advocate, was proud to receive the gold accreditation, “We wanted to make sure that a trip to see our vets was as stress-free an experience as possible for our cat patients and their owners. Cats can get very anxious when taken out of their usual environment, and this can make owners reluctant to seek veterinary attention when their cat needs it. By undertaking Cat-Friendly Clinic accreditation, we’ve committed to delivering high standards of cat care, with compassion and expertise.
We are very proud of the facilities we have developed and welcome anyone who would like to come and see our cat-friendly areas before they register their pet.’’
Cat owners can find out more about International Cat Care and the Cat-Friendly Clinic initiative at
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