Cat Friendly Practice

At Riverchase Animal Hospital, we are proud to be a Certified Cat Friendly Practice Gold by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to providing top-notch veterinary care that prioritizes the unique needs and well-being of our feline patients.

What is a Certified Cat Friendly Practice?

The AAFP’s Certified Cat Friendly Practice program aims to elevate the standards of feline care in veterinary practices. To achieve this certification, veterinary hospitals undergo a thorough evaluation of their facilities, protocols, and practices to ensure they meet the criteria set by the AAFP. This program encourages veterinary professionals to create a more feline-friendly environment, reducing stress for both cats and their owners during veterinary visits.

How Certification Works at Riverchase Animal Hospital

Our journey to becoming a Certified Cat Friendly Practice involved a comprehensive assessment of various aspects of our clinic. This includes the design of our facilities, staff training and education, feline handling techniques, and the implementation of feline-specific protocols. Our team underwent specialized training to better understand and address the unique behavioral and medical needs of cats.

Why it Matters

As a pet parent, choosing a Certified Cat Friendly Practice like Riverchase Animal Hospital can make a significant difference in your cat’s veterinary experience. Here’s why it matters:

  1. Reduced Stress for Cats: Our feline-friendly approach ensures that your cat’s visit is as stress-free as possible. From the moment they enter our doors to the end of their appointment, our focus is on creating a calm and comfortable environment.
  2. Tailored Care: Our team is trained to handle the unique medical and behavioral needs of cats. This means your feline companion will receive care that is specifically tailored to their individual requirements, promoting overall well-being.
  3. Enhanced Communication: We understand the importance of clear communication with pet parents. Our Certified Cat Friendly Practice status signifies our commitment to keeping you informed about your cat’s health, treatment options, and preventive care measures.
  4. Comprehensive Healthcare: Riverchase Animal Hospital is equipped to provide a full range of veterinary services for cats, ensuring that all their healthcare needs are met under one roof.

Choosing a Certified Cat Friendly Practice is a proactive step towards ensuring your feline companion receives the highest standard of care. At Riverchase Animal Hospital, we take pride in our commitment to creating a positive and supportive environment for our feline patients and their devoted owners. Your cat’s health and happiness are our top priorities, and our AAFP certification reflects our dedication to providing exceptional care for every whiskered friend that walks through our doors.