It’s official! Family Pet Animal Hospital has been designated by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat Friendly Practice (CFP)! Our doctors and staff have always been committed to making our practice a feline friendly place, so our participation in the AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Program was an easy choice.
According to the AAFP, cats are the most popular pet in the U.S., outnumbering dogs by the millions. Unfortunately, due to the potential stressors of veterinary visits along with lack of awareness of the importance of preventive care for our feline friends, cats visit the veterinarian much less frequently than dogs. Our CFP status shows our commitment to providing the highest quality of care, minimizing the stress associated with the visit, and addressing the unique needs of our feline friends.
Our dedication to being a cat friendly practice means providing a more comfortable environment for your cat, including a separate entrance and seating area and synthetic pheromone diffusers designed to comfort your cat placed throughout the hospital. Additionally, we are committed using feline-friendly handling techniques and understanding the specific physical and psychological needs of cats.
All of us at Family Pet Animal Hospital are passionate about providing the highest quality and most compassionate medical for your cat. Dr. Rae Ann Van Pelt and Dr. Ken Goldrick are members of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We also have a support staff committee of official Cat Advocates – Michelle Fernandez, Janet Laz, and Rachel Baker – who are dedicated to cat advocacy in our practice. To learn more information, read the AAFP’s webpage about what a Cat Friendly Practice means for you and your cat.