Gold Level Certified Cat Friendly Practice!

Our Calgary animal hospital has obtained Gold Level Certification from the American Association of Feline Practitioners in the fall of 2013!  In order to obtain this recommendation, we met the requirements of a thorough checklist which evaluates performance in order to ensure that every feline patient has the most pleasant and helpful visit possible. These guidelines also recognize and ensure that you are a valuable member of your cat’s healthcare team. We are invested in working with you in order to guarantee your feline family members are healthy and happy at our hospital and in your home.

We have implemented cat friendly handling practices and all staff members are trained to work with cats on their terms, identifying individualized needs based on feline specific behavior, facial features, and body language. We also have two Cat Advocates on our team: Dr. Dummer and Dr. Bolton who have extra experience and interest in feline behavior and are willing to answer any questions you may have about Killarney Cat Hospital’s Cat Friendly techniques.

Every area of the hospital from our waiting room to the surgery suite has been evaluated and adapted with a focus on the needs of each feline patient, especially those who might be tentative about a visit to the vet.  Exam rooms, treatment, boarding, and hospitalization are all tailored to enrich the environment.  We are proud of our Cat Friendly Practice and we look forward to sharing our enrichment and nursing techniques with you in more detail at Open House!