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We Implement Cat Friendly Principles

Unlike dogs, many cats don't get the care they need for a healthy life. Furthermore, thanks to the challenge they pose to their owners when it's time to go to the vet, many people simply give up. After all, if your cat never leaves the house, are they really in any danger? 

As a matter of fact, indoor pets can be vulnerable to disease, too. Therefore, we encourage yearly vet visits for all of our patients, regardless of  lifestyle. Cats do an admirable job hiding their discomfort, making wellness exams all the more important. Here in Houston, our veterinary team understands the special needs that cats possess. Consequently, we've taken significant steps to accommodate them more fully at our hospital by adopting many cat friendly techniques.

Our efforts and commitment to keeping all pets healthy have made us more adaptable and capable of fulfilling a wider range of needs. Furthermore, our team works hard to help our feline patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during their time with us. 


What We Do to Make Cats Feel Welcome

Our team members have worked hard to make our hospital a friendly place for cats. Together, we have made it our goal to improve our feline patients' experiences in the following ways:

  • Gentle and minimal handling
  • Reducing lobby waiting times and ushering clients into exam rooms more quickly
  • Cats-only exam rooms arranged to make them feel more secure
  • Having medical and surgical equipment specifically for cats
  • Using feline pheromones to help cats relax
  • Having trained staff members assist in appointments to check for unusual health or behavior changes
  • Encouraging the use of cat carriers with removable tops so we can leave cats in their carriers during exams

What This Means For You

Our hope is to see more cats coming through our doors for much-needed treatment. We know how much your feline companion means to you and your family! If you want to make vet visits easier and reduce their stress at home, we'd be more than happy to help. By implementing cat friendly techniques at our hospital and encouraging better practices at home, you can expect to have a happier, healthier feline. Our pets' lives are short, and we believe in making every year count. 

We look forward to seeing you and your cat at our hospital in Houston. If you have questions about how we can accommodate your pet, call (713) 524-3800. 

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Just the kindest, pet centered vets in town! They have been so responsive and so they treat exotics. Nice to have one place for all of our animals - Dachshund, Lab, Great Pyrenees and our Flemish Giant rabbit.
Chrissy D

Brought my bearded dragon as a first time visitor. The staff was so nice and helpful! I felt very comfortable. The doctors and assistants were also knowledgeable and took time to make sure I was providing the right care for my Tomo.
Christina S

The staff is amazing here. They helped get my #1 back to his normal, healthy self. Everyone of was kind, helpful, and attentative. 10/10 would recommend.
Hanna K

I also love that you treat so many kinds of animals! We have taken you ferrets, a chicken, a pot bellied pig and ofcourse, dogs. You have done an excellent job with all. I would (and do often!) heartily recommend this clinic. Thank you being so good at your job!
Salise S

Took our Berber Skink in this weekend and was totally impressed by the caring staff. Dr. Jordan did a great job in diagnosing Skittles' problems. Kim was very patient in explaining what we needed to do to bring him back to health. We would highly recommend them for all your pet family members.
Sonja H

Extremely professional staff, yet personable. Genuine care and concern is something that I noticed on my first visit, which will keep me coming back.
Phillip E

I took my lionhead dwarf rabbit for an initial wellness checkup today and loved Dr. Jordan and Kim! I'm glad to have established Kiki's care here and highly recommend Animal Medical Center of the Village!
Kathy M