Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

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Cat Friendly Clinic

Friday, October 25, 2013
We were thrilled to hear that we have been awarded the Cat Friendly Clinic gold standard!

This is awarded by the International Society of Feline Medicine to veterinary practices that meet very strict criteria. 

We planned Canberra Cat Vet to conform to their standards but still had to do a lot of work to document our efforts.

We had to demonstrate that Canberra Cat Vet:
  • understands the unique needs of cats and has made veterinary visits more cat-friendly
  • understands how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner
  • has good standards of equipement for investigating and treating feline diseases
  • has a high standard of facilities and care for hospitalised cats.

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A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

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