At Wildbore Vetstop, we understand a trip the vets for some cats is no ‘stroll in the park’.
We’re committed to developing ways to improve our feline facilities and services so that all our patients can have a positive experience.
Our Worksop veterinary hospital has achieved Gold Level Cat Friendly Clinic Accreditation from International Cat Care, for the special care and consideration we give to cats.
Looking after your cats
Most cats are very happy in our spacious waiting rooms, however, to support nervous cats we provide a dog-free zone in our Turner Road reception, as well as places to put your cat’s basket up off the floor. We have separate cat and dog kennels, to help nervous cats especially, relax.
Our many veterinary services for cats include important annual feline vaccinations and a health check with the vet, parasite protection for cats to help keep fleas, worms & ticks away, and nurse clinics for weight & diet, dental care, and senior cat care. Your cat will also benefit from being enrolled in our Pet Health for Life plan to find out more.
To help you ease your cat’s visit to the vets, our team have put together their top tips for how to get your cat into a basket and other ways you can help them remain calm for a trip to the vets:
TOP TIPS - ease your cat's visit to the vets
- Get your cat used to their carrier or basket by keeping it out as part of the furniture and regularly feeding your cat inside.
- Use a top-opening carrier for getting your cat in and out easily.
- Cover the top with a blanket to help hide new sights, sounds, and smells.
- Handle your cat’s carrier gently, secure it well within your car, and drive carefully.
- Use a pheromone spray or keep a piece of clothing that smells familiar inside the carrier.
- Move to a corner of the waiting room with your cat carrier off the floor, away from other visitors, or if you’d prefer, you can let us know you’re here, and then wait in your car until your appointment time.
If you have any questions about your cat’s health, get in touch with our team.