The Cat Friendly Practice program is awarded through the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is a global initiative intended to advance the care for cats by reducing stress and making practice visits more calm and enjoyable.
Garland Animal Clinic is a Cat-Friendly Practice, which menas that you can expect us to meet specific standards for our facility and have a cat-friendly environment. Our veterinarians and support staff have a deep understanding of the unique needs specific to felines, helping them to have an empathetic and caring love when handling your cat. In addition, our clinic in Spokane, WA has the appropriate equipment necessary to treat and diagnose each feline in a standard-approved facility, while creating a stress-free vet visit for both you and your cat. Lastly, a Cat-Friendly Practice is designed for the entire veterinary staff to be well-trained and educated about a feline's distinct health requirements and behaviors.
When a location is selected as a Cat-Friendly Practice, they have proven that they have taken the extra steps to understand a feline’s specific needs and meet the required cat-friendly standards. Each visit will be relaxing and in a calm environment, including waiting areas that won’t be associated with another animal’s unfamiliar scents. The veterinarian staff will also be well-trained on feline behavior and their individualized needs. Most Cat-Friendly Practices also have separate exam rooms that are feline-only.
To find a Cat Friendly Practice near you, simply visit https://catfriendly.com. For more information you may also visit the American Association of Feline Practitioners at https://catvets.com/cfp/cfp.
Garland Animal Clinic is proud to be a Cat Friendly Practice®offering:
A feline-only exam room
Feline-only kennel room in quite, low-traffic area
Feline-only entrance & waiting area
Designated cat advocates with special interests in feline patients & continued educational requirements
Our staff is trained specifically in gentle handling of feline patients to decrease stress