Abbey Veterinary Centre in Shrewsbury is a silver accredited “Cat Friendly Clinic” (CFC). This means that all of our staff understand that cats have specific needs, so we approach, handle and care for them appropriately. We also have a “Cat Advocate” who can tell you all about Cat Friendly Clinics and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM) that awards the accreditation.
We all love our cats because of their unique nature but this same nature can make vet visits particularly demanding for them as well as you, their owners. CFCs exist to help make vet visits as stress-free as possible.
Accreditation levels are Bronze, Silver and Gold and this is largely dependent on the size and type of the practice.
Here at Abbey Vets, we are very proud to hold the Silver award, which means we have separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline-friendly hospitalisation cages in a dedicated cat ward, specialist cat equipment to carry out necessary procedures and all of our staff are trained to approach and handle cats as sensitively and respectfully as possible.
As a cat owner we hope you’ll notice the difference when you visit us.
- We love being a Cat Friendly Clinic but that doesn’t mean our other guests are second-class! In fact, we’ve found that all our Very Important Pet clients benefit from an environment where cats are more relaxed. Find out more about Cat Friendly Clinics.