Cat Friendly Clinic
Silver accreditation for Eye Vet
We’re very proud to announce that Eye Vet has achieved Silver accreditation as a Cat Friendly Clinic (CFC). The CFC programme has been developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of the leading feline charity International Cat Care.
The CFC programme aims to promote well-being and high standards of care for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in a veterinary clinic. 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.
What does cat friendly mean for our feline patients?
- ISFM Silver standard accreditation
- We have a dedicated cat advocate, Registered Veterinary Nurse - Jessica Ashcroft who trains new team members on how to nurse cats, considering their specific needs
- Separate cat ward to reduce anxiety – more peaceful and no smell of dogs
- Separate anaesthetic induction area for cats in a quiet enclosed room, and separate recovery kennels away from dogs
- Modern cat kennels with glass doors, rather than traditional steel kennels. These are warmer and quieter and set up to cater for cats’ needs
- We also use Feliway spray on bedding in the kennels to reduce stress and provide comfort.
- Cat appropriate equipment: small scales, quiet clippers, small volume blood tubes, blood pressure monitoring
- A buzzer system in place so cats can wait in owners’ cars until the clinician is ready to see them