Cat Friendly Practice

In 2020, Onion River Animal Hospital became a certified Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) The AAFP works to improve the standards of feline health, in part by providing its members with progressive research and valuable resources which include, but are not limited to, peer-reviewed scientific research in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, breakthrough continuing education offered at the AAFP Conferences and other feline tracks, and the well-respected and highly utilized practice guidelines and position statements compiled by the AAFP.

In recent years, the AAFP has established a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine. To that end, the Association has recently launched several new initiatives to improve and standardize the delivery of feline veterinary care. One of the highlighted endeavors being developed by the AAFP is the Cat-Friendly Practice (CFP) program.

The Cat-Friendly Practice® program is leading the movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers.

Established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM), the Cat Friendly Practice® program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, caregiver, and also the entire veterinary team. This program provides support to veterinarians by outlining strategies for introducing changes in the delivery of care that incorporate a better understanding of the cat’s distinct needs and

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