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Bringing your cat to the doctor

Did you know that in the United States, there are almost 10 million more owned cats than dogs? We love our cats! However, cats visit the veterinarian half as often as their canine counterparts.

At Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, we know it can be stressful for your pet to visit. Our feline patients are especially sensitive to travel, new environments, and new people. Many of our cats have never been out of the house! That is why we have worked to achieve Silver Level status as a Cat Friendly Practice. By working to make our hospital and our staff more accommodating to our feline patients, we hope to make visits more enjoyable for everyone.

What does it Mean to be a Cat Friendly Practice?

Stress is one of the top reasons for skipped or less frequent visits for cats. Gaining the designation as a cat friendly practice means we at GJVH understand the unique needs of cats and have put in place protocols to relieve stress and ensure a smooth visit. At our hospital, you will experience cat-friendly features such as:

  • Skilled staff: Our staff is well versed in the special needs of cats. We have identified low stress handling methods to reduce anxiety and prevent escalation of a stressed patient.
  • Individualized health care: We know that each cat is different, and our doctors and staff work to tailor the health care to your pet’s needs. Yearly visits and preventative screenings are vital to catching feline conditions before they become a problem.
  • Low stress environment: We have designated areas specific for cats to help reduce noise and interaction with other pets. We also have equipment available just for our feline friends to make the visit as efficient as possible.

Guilford Jamestown Veterinary Hospital became a designated Cat Friendly Practice by proving that we have taken specific extra steps to assure that we understand a cat’s special needs and have implemented feline friendly standards. We have a designated cat advocate, which are staff members that have a special interest in our feline friends and are advocates for the best possible visits for our cats.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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For over 20 years, we have been clients at Guilford Jamestown Veterinary Hospital. While a lot of things have changed in 20 years, one thing has remained the same. Dr. Karen Kennedy and her unparalleled team of doctors continue to provide stellar service to our family of pets. We cannot thank them enough for all the love and care they have shown our family over the years.
The Payne Family

Everyone at the practice from the veterinarians to the technicians to the front office staff know you and your pet by name even before you check in. It’s a little like being Norm on Cheers.

We’ve been bringing our pets to GJVH since 1989 for top notch veterinary care. Now that we live across town, it’s not as convenient, but the quality care and helpful staff keep us coming back.

I sometimes think my dogs get better medical care at GJVH than I do at my doctor’s office. From the courteous front desk staff to the friendly technicians to the terrific veterinary care – I know my dogs get better medical care than I do!