Cat Friendly Clinics

Trusted feline services for cats across Dursley

We are delighted to be able to offer cat only consulting times, and feline focused clinics.

Awarded Gold status by the International Society of Feline Medicine, Vale is excited to boast we have ensured use of specialist facilities that reduce stress and anxiety in cats during veterinary visits.

These facilities include separate cat waiting rooms, consult facilities and treatment areas all designed to minimise stress in felines and provide the best possible environment for cats that come into the practice. All facilities needed to be designed to a certain specification, which are double the size of most regular spaces found in practices, along with meeting incredibly specific guidelines.

The strict criteria set out by the ISFM states that in order to qualify for Gold Cat Friendly status there must be a cat-only hospitalisation ward, a darkened examination area for ophthalmic exams and an operating theatre available at all times, as well as appropriate dental and radiographic records kept on-site.

In addition, the criteria put a particular emphasis on the safe handling of cats, meaning that veterinarians, veterinary technicians and nurses had to be specially trained to ensure they are actively reducing fear and anxiety in any cat entering the practice.

  • Feline only consulting hours
  • Feline Health Package
  • Feline Nurse Clinics

Feline only consulting hours

Feline only consulting hours

To reduce stress and anxiety for our feline friends, we are offering cat only visiting times on a Wednesday. This aims to guarantees a quiet cat friendly waiting room for these allotted times, without barking dogs (aside from the exception of an unavoidable emergency of course).

Feline Friendly Vet times:

Wednesday daytime: 12-1.30pm

Feline Friendly Nurse times:

Wednesday daytime: 12 – 1.30pm


Feline Health Package

Feline Health Package

Our Feline Health Package is for cats aged 12 years and over.   

Did you know cats are classed as ‘senior’ once they reach 11 years of age?

Just like humans, once a cat reaches their mature years, their bodies become more prone to a number of health conditions.

As their owner, it’s important to know the signs of possible health conditions, and also how to keep your cat healthy and comfortable as they begin their retirement.

If your cat is showing no symptoms and seems perfectly normal, you may be tempted to steer clear of the vets. This isn’t a great idea: on top of cats being very good at disguising health problems, several medical conditions are symptomless, especially during the early stages.

Now that your cat’s age is advancing, it’s more important than ever to attend six-monthly health checks with your vet. They’ll conduct a thorough ‘nose-to-tail’ exam, and will pick up on any underlying medical problems.

Remember the golden rule: the earlier a problem is spotted, the easier (and often cheaper) it is to treat!

Feline Health Package (usually worth £244) is being offered as a bundle for £150

  • This gives you a 30minute consultation with one of our qualified nurses
  • A 15minute health check consultation with a member of our vet team
  • Blood screening and urinalysis
  • Blood pressure check Why is high blood pressure dangerous

During your visit, your nurse will also discuss activity levels of your cat, grooming and current diet. 

Changes to any of these can be an indicator of senior changes, such as mobility issues.

Your nurse can advise treatment options; such as physiotherapy or Bowen with our rehabilitation team. Read more: Senior mobility

Feline Nurse Clinics

Feline Nurse Clinics

Our team of qualified nurses are available to offer you and your cat the time and support required when managing senior health problems.

Guiding you through nutrition, and what changes would help support your cat in their senior years. Whether it be a specialised prescription diet for kidney health, or a weight management diet for the less active older cat, our nurses will guide you through, offering advice and support.

If your cat is diagnosed as having high blood pressure, our nurses are on hand for regular monitoring, liaising directly with your vet. Alongside monitoring your cats blood pressure, our nurse team will also work with you managing the primary cause:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Obesity

If your cat has a long-term problem diagnosed under our Feline Health Package, rechecks with our nurse will be discounted, receiving three rechecks for the cost of two. 

Feline Friendly Nurse times:

Wednesday daytime: 12 – 1.30pm


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