Elmhurst Animal Care Center is a Cat-Friendly Practice
Like all pets, cats and kittens have special needs that require understanding and specific care and treatment. In an effort to meet these needs, we are certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat-Friendly Practice. Whether you visit us for basic or advanced feline veterinary care, you can count on our team to provide the high-quality, customized service your pet needs.
What it Means to be a Cat-Friendly Practice
From getting your cat into a carrier to settling in at the doctor’s office, most owners find the process of a trip to the veterinarian a stressful one. As a cat-friendly practice, we have taken extensive steps to ensure your cat’s experience is as stress-free and calming as possible. This includes:
- Special training for our staff to better understand the needs and behaviors of cats and kittens
- Special training for our staff to care for cats and kittens in a gentle, calming way, including the use of special handling techniques
- Creating feline-friendly waiting and exam rooms that reduce noise and interaction with other pets
- Having a designated “cat advocate” on staff. This is a knowledgeable and experienced team member who ensures our feline-friendly standards are being met.
For additional information, please read What is a Cat Friendly Practice?
Our decision to become a cat-friendly practice highlights our ongoing commitment to offering care that is tailored specifically to the needs of you and your pet. In addition to creating a soothing environment for cats and kittens, we also offer services designed specifically to meet their unique physical needs. Please visit our feline preventative care, puppy and kitten care, and veterinary services pages for more information about how we can help your feline companion.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
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