Attention cat owners! Have you had a chance to experience our new feline only exam room? This room was designed with cats in mind and is a big step toward becoming an even more cat-friendly practice. The exam room is at the far end of the building and separated from all other areas by two doors. This dampens the ambient hospital noise and provides a quiet space for your kitty to explore. Many cats are attracted to the cubby built into the exam table. This space is covered on all but one side, so your cat can feel more secure while still allowing our veterinarians to examine them. Adventurous cats enjoy looking out the large windows and watching birds in the window feeder.
The cat-only exam room is also designed so that almost all procedures can be done without leaving the room. Moving to new areas is inherently stressful for cats, so our ability to keep them in one place during the veterinary visit helps minimize anxiety. We also have a cat-only waiting area just outside the exam room, which gives owners a close and comfortable place to sit while procedures are done in the room. If necessary, this also provides a secluded alternative to waiting in our lobby so that cats can avoid encounters with other cats, human strangers, and dogs.
Has your kitty had a veterinary exam within the past year? If not, call to schedule a routine exam and see what a difference a cat-friendly environment can make for them.
Scroll through these photos to see some of our feline patients exploring areas of the cat exam room! Many cats prefer to hide during their exam and we also accommodate those kitties by examining them in their carriers.