Cat Friendly Practice

cat-friendly-logo-5374f83271847f48-300x115Research shows nearly 60 percent of owners say their cats hate going tothe veterinarian, and almost 40 percent of those owners report that the mere thought of taking their cat to the veterinarian stresses them out.

Neffsville Veterinary Clinic is now a designated Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a feline specialty association comprised of veterinarian professionals passionate about care for cats who have a special interest in all aspects of feline medicine and surgery.

CFPs have met a wide range of standards designed to increase the staff’s understanding of feline behavior and feline-friendly handling techniques, as well as to modify the environment and feline protocols to help reduce the stress of the veterinary visit and provide a calmer environment for both cat and owner.

About The American Association of Feline Practitioners:

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of catsby supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and publishes guidelines for practice excellence which are available to veterinarians at the AAFP website.

Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced.

The Cat Friendly Practice program was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools, resources, and information to elevate the standard of care provided to cats.

For more information, visit: www.catvets.com.

Sources:
2011 Bayer Healthcare, L.L.C., Brakke Consulting, Care Usage Study

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