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Cat Friendly Clinic


Welcome to our Cat Friendly Clinic at Pennard Vets Tonbridge!

We were delighted to be the first veterinary clinic in Kent to achieve the Silver standard in the Cat Friendly Clinic scheme, which is run by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in conjunction with the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB).

The scheme ensures that clinics have achieved certain standards for accreditation, demonstrating our clinic is designed with cats in mind, and staff think about the specific needs of cats and appreciate the care and nursing requirements of our feline patients.

The accreditation scheme demonstrates that we:

  • understand the unique needs of cats and have made the visits to us more cat friendly
  • understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner
  • have good standards of equipment needed to investigate and treat feline diseases
  • have good standard of facilities and care for hospitalised cats.

A requirement of being a Cat Friendly Clinic is to have a nominated member of staff as the ‘Cat Advocate’ for the Clinic. This important role has been taken on by Claire Ross RVN who “was delighted to take on this role and apply the ‘cat friendly’ principles in all aspects of the feline care throughout the clinic”.

Claire has an Advanced Award in Feline Friendly Nursing from FAB and regularly runs our Feline Evenings for new cat owners full of great information.

This recognition of what we do for our feline patients has been great for our team and ensures we continue to ‘think cat’!