A Cat Friendly clinic

At Focus Referrals our goal is to achieve the highest possible ISFM award for cat care in our clinic so that our feline friends can have the best possible veterinary experience.

Cats are unique

We understand that there are unique difficulties in bringing your cat to the vets:

  • 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 the clinic
  • Cats need to be handled gently and with respect in the clinic


What is a Cat Friendly clinic?

An accredited Cat Friendly Clinic has reached a higher standard of cat care in that the staff:

  • Understand the needs of cats and have made visits to the vet clinic 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 Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation involves all staff, from receptionists, nurses and technicians, 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.

Find out more

To find out more about the ISFM Cat Friendly clinic programme click here.

For more information on how you can help your cat have a stress free visit to the vet click here.