Our Cat Friendly Practice Certification

At Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park, we believe it’s important that your pets, including your feline friends, are safe and comfortable at our hospital which is why our veterinary hospital is a certified Cat Friendly Practice. As a Cat Friendly Practice, we meet specific criteria set by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, our team is knowledgeable about the unique needs cats have, and we make sure our practice environment is calm and relaxing for all kitties who visit us.

Watch These Videos for Cat Friendly Tips

Check out these videos from the American Academy of Feline Practitioners for actionable tips to help make veterinary visits less stressful for your cat!

Helpful Resources for Cat Care

We've provided the resources below to help you learn more about caring for your cat and the importance of Cat Friendly Practices.

Click on each link to see an article that will provide valuable insight and education on providing the best care for your feline.

5 Reasons Postponing Your Cats Checkup Does Not Pay Off

How Do I Know If My Cat's In Pain

How To Feed a Cat

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You and Your Cat Deserve a Cat Friendly Practice

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What Being A Cat Friendly Practice Means for Your Pet

We want your cat to have an enjoyable experience at our hospital, which means dedicating ourselves to reducing stress and making visits easier for you. Our team is educated about your cat’s individual needs and behaviors and is trained to handle your feline in a gentle way while using specific methods of care to ensure their comfort.

Here’s what to expect at our Cat Friendly Practice:

  • Feline-Specific Examination Rooms: Our cat only exam rooms are designed with cats in mind, featuring pheromone diffusers and comfortable, non-slip surfaces. This helps create a safe and secure environment for your cat during examinations.
  • Use of Feline Pheromones: We use feline pheromones in waiting areas and examination rooms to mimic the scent marks cats leave when they feel safe, helping to calm and reassure your cat during their visit.
  • Compassionate Handling Techniques: Our team is trained in cat-specific handling techniques that minimize stress and fear. This includes understanding cat body language and using gentle, slow movements to avoid overwhelming your cat.
  • Trained Staff: Our entire staff, including veterinarians, technicians, and support staff, receive training on the unique needs of cats. This ensures they understand how to approach and care for cats in a way that reduces stress and promotes their wellbeing.
  • Calm Environment: Efforts are made to maintain a quiet and calm environment at our hospital, as cats are particularly sensitive to loud noises and chaotic environments. 
  • Advice and Support for Cat Owners: We provide owners with advice on how to transport their cat to our hospital for appointments, how to administer medication and how to create a stress-free environment at home. 
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