Did you know that Bourne Cat Clinic is the first Cat Only Veterinary Clinic in Kent and that we have just been accredited as a GOLD standard Cat Friendly Clinic?
The Cat Friendly Clinic programme has been developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine and aims 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 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 cat only 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.
At Bourne Cat Clinic, we are very proud to have receive GOLD standard accreditation, which is the highest attainable and we are committed to delivering high standards of cat care with compassion and expertise. Our cat facilities are specifically geared towards the reduction of stress and all our staff are trained in gentle handling techniques. We can also give advice to owners on how to reduce anxiety when giving medication and treatments at home.
You can find out more about International Cat Care and the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative at www.catfriendlyclinic.org