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  September is Animal Pain Awareness Month - see our News section for info on recognising pain in your pet

Cat Friendly Clinic


 
We are one of only four practices in Derbyshire recognised by the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) as being a Cat Friendly Practice.

This is a scheme to make veterinary practices more ‘cat friendly’, reducing the stress of visits for both cats and owners. Vet Babs Ingram is our Cat Advocate.



We are committed to making your visit to our practice easier eg by having separate cat waiting areas. For our hospitalised felines friends, we have a separate cattery away from dogs, roomy, heated, glass fronted kennels to reduce the spread of air borne infections like cat flu, and perching boxes for them to sit on or hide under. We also have a separate isolation ward to nurse infectious kitties.

We also have ensured our equipment is suitable for cats - e.g. for measuring blood pressure, scanning cat hearts and tummies, doing cat dental work, an incubator for warming hypothermic cats, anaesthetic equipment and much more besides.

The Cat Friendly Scheme has many requirements besides these, for more information see here

ISFM (who were formerly know as the Feline Advisory Bureau) have produced a number of information leaflets, which can be viewed/downloaded here


For advice on giving tablets click here


For advice on applying spot-on preparations, ear drops and eye drops, click here

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above