Cat only vet – What to expect

The veterinary clinic exclusively for cats is a place where domestic felines are exclusively catered to, to provide specialized and adapted care to their needs. Moreover, cat only vet are most times better than a general vet clinic in the sense that they specialize on cats and have better knowledge about cats than a general vet.

Services offered at a cat-only vet include:

Consultation: In a cat-only vet, a comprehensive and complete evaluation of cat’s health, behavior, nutrition, and well-being, are carried out. Furthermore, diseases unique to cats such as feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus and many more, are detected and also treated.

Cat vaccination: There are vaccines every cat must have to prevent infectious diseases such as calicivirus, rabies, herpesvirus, panleukopenia, chlamydiosis amongst others and the vaccines can be gotten at a veterinary exclusive for cats.

Hospitalization and operating room: There is an adequate and equipped space to attend to cats that require surgery or intensive care. Also, inhalation anesthesia, monitoring, fluid therapy, transfusions, etc., are available. Emergency surgeries, traumatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, etc., are performed.

Laboratory: Blood, urine, feces, skin, etc., tests are conducted to diagnose different diseases or abnormalities in cats. Biochemistry, hematology, serology, parasitology, microbiology, cytology, etc., can be analyzed.

Cat boarding/Cat hotel: Accommodation service is offered for cats that cannot accompany their owners on their trips or absences. Here, toys, food and affection are provided for the cats. 


A veterinary clinic exclusively for cats should have:

– Trained and experienced staff in handling cats, who know their characteristics, needs, and behaviors.

– A calm and stress-free environment, avoiding the presence of other animals that may cause fear or anxiety to the cats, such as dogs, birds, etc.

– Adequate and updated equipment that allows procedures to be carried out safely and effectively.

– A protocol for hygiene and disinfection to prevent disease transmission between cats and staff.

– A commitment to the well-being and health of cats, promoting education, prevention, and responsibility of the owners.

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