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We Are a Certified Cat Friendly Practice!


Cat Friendly Practice | Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic

Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic became a Certified Cat Friendly Practice in 2015, and has been constantly re-evaluated ever since.

It's important to us to create a calm, non-threatening environment for all of our patients. We understand that veterinary visits can be especially stressful for cats. As a certified Cat Friendly Practice, our clients and feline patients can always count on a cat-friendly visit the moment they walk through our doors.


What is a Cat Friendly Practice?

The American Association of Feline Practitioners instituted the Cat Friendly Practice program in an effort to maximize the quality of care provided for cats by making veterinary visits less stressful, supporting continuing education in practice, and training doctors and staff in cat behavior, the unique needs of feline patients, and gentle handling techniques.


How Can I Benefit from Choosing a Cat Friendly Practice?

More Positive Veterinary Visits

All pets benefit from regular wellness visits and preventive care. However, cats visit the vet much less frequently than dogs, and this is often due to the stress of coming in for a check-up. We're sensitive to your cat's temperament and distinct healthcare needs, and never want them to miss an important visit, service, or treatment that will contribute to their lifelong wellbeing.

Stress-free Hospital Environment

Our facility meets specific standards for cat care and hospitalization. Some cats are easily stressed by unfamiliar sounds, smells, people, and other pets. We maintain a non-threatening environment by having designated feline-only exam rooms, waiting areas, and hospitalization areas.

Gentle Handling

Our doctors and staff receive extensive training in feline behavior and body language. We are able to recognize subtle facial and behavioral cues that may signal fear, stress, sickness, and/or pain. This allows us to better understand how your cat is feeling, so we can handle them in a gentle and empathetic manner. This heightened awareness also allows us to create wellness plans that fully address your cat's healthcare needs.

We are educated on the most recent research and guidelines. With greater feline expertise, our doctors and staff are able to offer clients valuable resources and advice to keep their pet happy and healthy.

To learn more about what it means to be a Cat Friendly Practice, the importance of regular veterinary care, and how to be the best cat caregiver, click here.