Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197

Cat Friendly Clinic Accreditation

We are very proud to announce that we have recently been awarded Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation.

What is a Cat Friendly Clinic?

The International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM) is the veterinary division of International Cat Care (www.icatcare.org), a charity dedicated to improving the health and welfare of cats worldwide.

We understand that there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to a veterinary clinic:

  • Cats often do not travel well and feel unsafe away from their home
  • They are highly sensitive to new sights, sounds and smells
  • Most cats prefer quiet and solitude and are highly susceptible to stress
  • Most cats are highly stressed by nearby dogs in a vet clinic
  • Cats need to be handled gently and with respect in the clinic

Cat Friendly Clinic standard important for vets…

The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic scheme means that accredited clinics have reached a higher standard of cat care in that they:

  • Understand the needs of cats and have made vet visits 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

Achieving the Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation involves all staff, from receptionists and nurses, through to vets. Each accredited clinic also has at least one ‘Cat Advocate’ – someone who ensures the cat friendly standards are adhered to, and who would be happy to talk to you.

Cat Friendly Clinic standard… what does it mean for my cat and me?

An ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic gives you peace of mind and reassurance, letting you know that:

  • The clinic has achieved certain minimum accreditation standards
  • The clinic and clinic staff have thought about the specific needs of cats
  • The staff will be happy to talk with you, show you what they do, and show you around the clinic.

Contact Us

Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261

PUPPY CLASSES are postponed for the moment due to COVID 19 health concerns.

If you have just obtained a new pup then please phone and speak to Meaghan and she can give you some tips on safe socialisation for your new pup and help you with all things puppy.

Our classes are normally held each Monday night and run by Meaghan, one of our very experienced vet nurses. Fun and learning together for you and your new family member. A safe way to socialise your pup.

 

Just for Cats. We are proud to be able to offer our feline patients a "Cat only" area in our waiting room.

We are proud to support three very worthy working dog rescue groups by offering generous discounts on all services. If you are planning on getting a new pet please consider a rescue pet and save a life.

Hydrobath: All you need is the dirty dog! Purpose built and do it yourself.

Only $12!