sdvh-catteryOur cattery is completely separate from the kennels and only ever used for our feline patients. Its designed prevents cats from seeing one another which can lead to stress, whilst the window at front allows staff to keep an eye on patients when passing. Normally the door is kept closed and the lights are turned off  to help keep our patients as calm as possible. All out patients are provided with a comfy fleece bed, a box to hide in, fresh water, litter tray and specialist food as required.

Pressure sensitive heat mats are used to keep patients warm during recovery. As with the kennels we also have a screen to help conserve heat for especially chilly cats or kittens. For patients who are having difficulty breathing we also have the ability to supply oxygen within the cattery. In the back left corner we have our weighing scales– all patients are weighed on admission and daily if staying overnight to ensure that medication is dosed precisely.