We understand that there are unique difficulties in bringing a cat to a veterinary clinic:
An accredited Cat Friendly Clinic has reached a higher standard of cat care in that the staff:
Achieving Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation involves all staff including vets, nurses, receptionists and our practice manager. 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. At Mulberry House Vets our Cat Advocate is vet Kate Tunley.
A Cat Friendly Clinic gives you peace of mind and reassurance, letting you know that:
Cat Friendly Clinic (CFC) accreditation is at three levels – Bronze, Sliver and Gold. These recognise that vet clinics vary widely in their size, location, structure, staffing and equipment.
Staff at every accredited clinic have promised to handle and treat cats with understanding, gentleness and respect, and to make every effort to make the visit to the clinic as stress-free for you and your cat as possible. Staff are required to maintain and update their knowledge on clinical matters and continuing professional development (CPD) is a Cat Friendly Clinic criteria.
If you have any questions or concerns about the your cat and the clinic, please ask a member of the staff who will be pleased to help. Additionally, if you have concerns about any of the Cat Friendly Clinic criteria being met at the clinic, please ask to speak with Roberta Duncan.