Workers at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey are “feline nice” after being recognised as a gold degree cat clinic by the Worldwide Society of Feline Medication (ISFM).
North Downs hospital director Terry Emmerson mentioned: “This can be a ringing endorsement of our work right here at North Downs, as to realize gold award standing, you should provide an distinctive care package deal for cats.
“At the beginning, all workers have to be skilled in feline-friendly care to make sure our cats obtain the very best expertise from the second they arrive by means of the door to the time they go residence.
“The amenities and degree of apparatus have to be top notch, too, and totally targeted on feline care and therapy. There must be a separate ready space, separate hospital wards and separate kennels for cats, that are positioned nicely away from canines and different animals to create a stress-free surroundings.”
North Downs’ inside medication specialist Victoria Smith will play a key function within the new cat clinic, supported by licensed feline nurses Helen Wright and Kira McLean-Ash, with all three recognised as cat advocates.
Mr Emmerson added: “Victoria has a selected curiosity in treating cats and undertook further examinations to acquire the title of member of the Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Veterinary Scientists in feline medication.
“Helen and Kira have accomplished the ISFM certificates in feline care and are set to begin learning for his or her diplomas. Going ahead, all new scientific workers will endure an induction programme in cat-friendly care.”
It isn’t simply cool for cats, although, with Mr Emmerson revealing the standing additionally helps North Downs’ workers.
He mentioned: “If a cat is relaxed and comfy then it’s simpler to look at and deal with with out the danger of being scratched or bitten, so a contented cat additionally means a contented vet and nurse.”
The popularity comes as North Downs, which is a part of the Linnaeus Group, celebrates the opening of a model new £2.5 million extension at its animal hospital in Bletchingley, close to Redhill in Surrey.