Here at Oak Barn Vets in Guildford it’s important to us to demonstrate our commitment to the animals you entrust into our care.
Working with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), we looked at how we could make Oak Barn Vets the best it could possibly be for cats, to ensure their visits were as stress free as possible for pets and for owners.
We know through years of experience that even getting your cat to the vets is difficult, so we want to make sure that, when they’re here, their visit is as calming as possible.
In order to achieve our Silver Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we were assessed by the ISFM across the board – from vets through to receptionists.
We have demonstrated that we:
- Understand the needs of cats and have made visits to the vet clinic more cat friendly
- Understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care
- Have good knowledge and equipment to manage the care of cats
(source – catfriendlyclinic.org)
As a Silver Standard Cat Friendly Clinic, all our vets and nurses undertake ongoing formal study each year for continuing development and clinical governance. We are trained to handle cats in a manner that minimises stress, fear and anxiety, as well as advising owners on the best way to safely and comfortably transport their pet to Oak Barn Vets.
We have an in house cat advocate Amy Chilton who is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and provide information and advice on all elements of caring for your cat.
Our facilities include spacious hospitalisation wards, and teeth cleaning/dental procedure equipment. We have a separate waiting area for cats, so they don’t have to come into contact with other animals.
If you would like to know more about Cat Friendly Clinics and the criteria involved, please visit https://catfriendlyclinic.org/cat-owners/what-you-should-be-looking-for/