Pets Health Check

Gold Feline Cat Accreditation

We’re proud to announce that we are now a Gold Accredited Cat-Friendly clinic. This achievement means that our team and clinic are committed to knowledge, professional development, and clinical practices which adhere to higher cat-friendly standards.

A Gold- accredited Cat-Friendly Clinic meets the following cat care standards in that our staff:

  • Recognise the needs of cats by making visits to the vet clinic more cat-friendly.

  • Understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care.
  • Have good knowledge and equipment to manage the care of cats.

As part of the Gold accreditation, Kitty Kindy is a new initiative for client education hosted at Vetfriends Chatswood. This program helps pet owners to notice any behavioural concerns in their cats. An education program is vital for all cat owners to catch behavioural problems early, so the cat and owner have a long and healthy relationship together.

Also, Dr Vanessa Lee passed the feline medicine membership in 2016 through Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. These qualifications mean she is a general practitioner with strong knowledge and interest in feline medicine and surgery. This qualification aids the diagnostic process and treatment strategies as well as early detection of potential physical and mental health problems.