West End Vets is an accredited “Cat Friendly Clinic” (CFC). This means that all our staff understand that cats have specific needs, so we approach, handle and care for them appropriately. We also have at least one “Cat Advocate” who can tell you all about Cat Friendly Clinics and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM) that awards the accreditation.
The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation is an internationally-recognised award. It means that we have met criteria to help minimise stress to your cat in our clinic.
Under the programme, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria which includes provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats,both as in-patients and out-patients.
We all love our cats because of their unique nature but this same nature makes vet visits particularly demanding for them as well as you, their owners. CFCs exist to help make vet visits as stress-free as possible.
Accreditation is at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, largely dependent on the size and type of the practice.
Here at West End Vets, we are very proud to hold the Silver award, which means we have separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and specialist cat equipment.
As a cat owner, you’ll notice the difference when you visit us.
- We love being a Cat Friendly Clinic but that doesn’t mean our other guests are second-class! In fact, we’ve found that all our Very Important Pet clients benefit from an environment where cats are more relaxed. Find out more about Cat Friendly Clinics.