Tone Veterinary Centre are delighted to announce that both the Taunton practices have achieved ISFM Silver Cat Friendly Status. Our team have worked extremely hard to make sure these clinics are cattastic!
The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation is an internationally recognised award, our practice has to meet criteria to help minimise stress in your cat.
Our Cat Advocate, Chloe Cotton, says: We understand that cats can become very stressed in the veterinary environment, we have acknowledge this and have decided to put our efforts into creating a cat friendly clinic. Some of the changes include using Feliway blankets when examining the patients, or perhaps using them as a restraint method for venepuncture. We also advocate cat friendly handling techniques, with a no scruff policy. When clients arrive with feline patients, they are directed to the cat waiting area, where there are also Feliway blankets to place over the carriers, as well as Feliway Plug ins to reduce environmental stress. By becoming a cat friendly practice we can ultimately improve the health and welfare of our feline patients.
Within the practice our staff are aware of how stressed cats can get and we do everything to keep them calm whilst handling them within the hospital.
To find out more, please visit our Cat Friendly Clinic page on the website.
We look forward to welcoming you and your feline friends into the practice.