Severn Veterinary Centre acquired Cats@severn Vets in Lowesmoor Wharf on the 1st of August 2016, this practice became Worcester’s first cat only clinic. Visits to the vet can be stressful for cats, the aim of this new clinic is to create the best possible environment for cats.
“Cat friendly people in a cat friendly building makes for a low stress visit for you and your cat”
At Cats@ Severn Vets we are very proud to have achieved the ISFM (International Society of feline Medicine) Gold Level Award in Cat Friendly practice.
This is a prestigious award that we have achieved due to our commitment in providing outstanding care for our feline patients and owners. Our purpose designed facilities and trained staff enable us to make a feline patients visit to the vets as stress free as possible.
A practice exclusively for our feline patients! No dogs allowed!
Cats have excellent sense of smell and hearing making them very sensitive to their surrounding environment. Whilst they may not mind sharing their home with familiar dogs, they prefer not to meet, smell and hear unfamiliar dogs when they are feeling unwell or stressed.
Cat friendly day patient area
Because of cats are naturally solitary our hospitalisation area is especially designed so no kennels face each other to give each patient a feeling of privacy and security.
We have extra-large kennels to allow for hiding places and blankets.
All rooms are equipped with Feliway classic diffusers (feline facial calming pheromones) to reduce stress.
Cats naturally feel safer when up high or hidden, because of this we provide our feline patients with special shelves in our waiting room to place carriers as well as blankets (sprayed with Feliway) to place over cat carriers.
Cat friendly consulting rooms
We try to make all consultations as stress-free as possible for your feline friends. To enable us to do this we have several hiding places within the consult rooms as well as comfy beds for the cats to sit in and a litter tray in case one of our visitors is “caught short”. All our staff are happy to work around the cats and take all procedures and examinations at their pace and wherever they feel most comfortable.
We are fortunate to have access to several pieces of equipment allowing us to provide the best care for out feline patients. From in house blood machines which allow same day results for most routine blood work, to blood pressure monitors as well as dental xray, ultrasound, xray and a tonopen – a device which enables us to measure the internal pressure of the eye.
Dental care and operations
At Cats@ we are passionate about providing thorough dental care for our feline patients. Whilst under general anaesthesia we routinely take dental xrays to look for hidden damage to your cats teeth and all the vets are experienced in placing nerve blocks to ensure that any extractions are as pain-free as possible.
We have a large operating theatre for all operations and can guarantee that all anaesthetics will be continuously monitored by a nurse.
A dedicated cat friendly team
David Godfrey BVetMed CertSAD CertSAM DipABVP (feline) FRSB FRCVS
David Godfrey is a American board certified specialist in feline practice as well as being an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology. David has also been awarded an RCVS fellowship for studying feline osteoarthritis.
Rebecca Trewarman MA VetMB MRCVS
Rebecca qualified in 2014 and spent some time in mixed practice before moving into small animal only work. Rebecca has a particular interest in feline medicine and surgery.
Claudia Price BVSc MRCVS
Claudia qualified in 2014, since then Claudia has worked in small animal practice and always had a keen interest in feline medicine and cat friendly practice.
Our ‘Cat Whisperers’!
Head Veterinary Nurse Leah Farmer RVN ISFM Certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing
Leah is our ISFM practice cat advocate. Leah completed her training at Severn Veterinary Centre in 2013. Since then Leah has pursued her interest in cat behaviour and cat friendly practice and holds a ISFM Certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing.
Emma Allen RVN DipFN ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour
Emma qualified as a nurse in 2010 and spent a number of years in mixed practice before joining our team at Cats@ Severn vets. Emma is particularly interested in feline behaviour with an Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour.
All our staff at Cats@ Severn Vets take pride in the facilities that we offer and enjoy the opportunity to offer high quality veterinary care focused towards our feline patients.