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Newly-opened Island VetCare has been awarded internationally-recognised ‘Gold Cat Friendly Clinic’ status.

The Ryde-based practice is the only one on the Island to be rated as Gold standard having proven that staff adhere to strict criteria, set out by International Cat Care, to ensure they provide and maintain a high standard of veterinary care.

The gold seal of approval means that Island Vetcare has demonstrated activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats, both as in-patients and out-patients. The practice boasts its separate dog and cat waiting areas, feline friendly hospitalisation cages and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats.

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Most importantly, staff are trained in approaching and handling cats sensitively and respectfully and in maintaining high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of feline medicine as new treatments and information become available.

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