What this means for cats registered at Tollcross
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.
The criteria includes 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.
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 it owners reluctant to seek veterinary attention when their cat needs it.
A quote form Hannah James, Clinical Director…
“I am delighted for the practice to have achieved silver status accreditation. The team here continually look for ways to improve and offer more for all our patients. We are all focussed on making a visit to the vets as minimally stressful as possible for our feline patients. By undertaking Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we’ve committed to delivering high standards of cat care with compassion and expertise.”
To find out more, visit www.catfriendlyclinic.org