Hill’s has been working closely with International Cat Care’s veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) for many years. ISFM and Hill’s have the shared aim of “working together towards better feline veterinary care”.
The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) is a membership association supporting the role of veterinary receptionists through training, education and development to improve the standards of welfare and communication within practice for both clients and colleagues. BVRA and International Cat Care both recognise the importance of the role of the veterinary receptionist in making visits to the clinic as stress-free as possible for cats and their caregiver as well as providing caregivers with relevant and useful information on feline health and wellbeing,
The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is the representative body for veterinary nurses in the UK. They promote the interests of veterinary nurses and animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.
We have been working collaboratively with the Centre for Veterinary Education for many years. We partner with CVE in delivering the Feline Medicine Distance Education Course each year. This important partnership delivers high-quality education through an internationally accessible platform and the course has been hugely successful and continues to be developed and refined each year.
Together with providing the Feline Distance Education course, CVE and ISFM are working towards other collaborative post-graduate education programmes to benefit vets in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and wider afield.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an organisation with the goal of advancing the health and welfare of companion animals through raising standards of veterinary care around the world. WSAVA fully endorses the owner advice information on this website.
FlexiSpot is a company of experts who will help you enjoy standing while working at home or in the office. We believe it is easy for everyone to work smarter and healthier. It’s never too late to make a change from sitting to standing.
Ergonomics is the core of our products. Our goal is to create a healthy, productive and pleasant working atmosphere with our height-adjustable desks, desk bicycles and desk converters as well as with well-thought-out accessories. In addition, we want to transform conventional work areas into future-oriented and healthy work settings. Our products enable you to create an ideal workplace for you, regardless of whether you are in a single office, open-plan office or in a home office.
Completely Cats is the creation of Beth Haslam and Zoe Marr – two passionate cat fans who decided to use their writing, editing and publishing skills to help cats. Their latest anthology of cat stories – ‘Completely Cats – stories with Cattitude’ topped the Amazon charts – and 20% of profits will be donated to International Cat Care. We are enormously grateful for their generous support. Click here to find out more and to purchase the book.
Katzenworld is a cat blog run by a team of feline enthusiasts, headed up by Marc-Andre and Iain Runcie-Unger. The blog includes stories about cats, product reviews and more. Katzenworld supports the work of iCatCare and hosts an iCatCare stream of posts that focus on the latest in feline science and cat care. Find out more about Katzenworld by visiting the blog.
Lucy Daniels is a wonderful artist, designer, illustrator and photographer (to name but a few of her artistic talents). Her fabulous studio Dippy Egg is based in Cardiff but her reputation stretches much further. You can find her work in places like Harrods and Fortnum & Masons and other discerning purveyors of lovely things the length and breadth of the UK. Lucy is also a serious cat fan and she generously donated a beautiful illustration to help raise funds for International Cat Care. A special series of cards is in the pipeline too, so watch this space!
ProtectaPet is established as the UK’s leading supplier of cat containment products. The company’s success has been based on a passionate commitment to intuitive design for pet owners, high specification UK engineering, intelligent innovation and outstanding service. Share ProtectaPet’s vision of a cat-safe territory while supporting International Cat Care. Follow this link to ProtectaPet’s online shop and they will donate 10% of your order value to iCatCare.
The Asociación Argentina de Medicina Felina is a nonprofit organization established in 1998, whose goal has been and still is to provide the veterinary community with high-quality continuing educational resources on feline medicine in all its aspects in order to give our cat patients the best possible attention according to their unique medical and behavioral traits.
Associazione Italiana Veterinari Patalogia Felina (AIVPaFe) / Veterinary Association of Feline Pathology
One of our National Partners in Italy
AIVPaFe is an Italian veterinary society designed to deepen knowledge and spread information about issues of feline medicine. Originally the study group was set up within AIVPA (the Italian Small Animal Veterinary Association) in 1989, but it now assumes its own identity.
AIVPaFe offers up to date information, resources and materials sourced from the international veterinary scene.
Catus is a feline medicine group set up within the Finnish Association of Veterinary Practitioners (SEPry) and run by a group of practitioners with an interest in feline medicine. Their main goal is to improve knowledge on feline medicine and welfare of Finnish cats.
Established in 1997, Catvets are a group of cat-loving vets that come together four times for interactive discussions on specific cat diseases or conditions.
The Feline Medicine Specialty Committee, under the Small Animal Medicine Branch of Chinese Society of Zootechnics and Veterinarian, is called the Chinese Feline Medicine Specialty Committee (CFMSC).
CFMSC is devoted to promoting the welfare of cats, concentrating on clinical research and diagnosis of cat disease, and on the training and certification of feline specialized personnel.
CFMSC is established by the mainstream feline medicine specialists in China and currently has 300 members; the fringe organizations have around 2000 members. The core members of CFMSC, i.e. the council members of CFMSC, almost contain all essence of Chinese feline medicine; therefore, CFMSC has sufficient representativeness.
The Czech Association of Feline Medicine is an official group of veterinary surgeons and students of veterinary medicine interested in feline medicine formed in 2017. Their aim is to improve cat health care in the Czech Republic. They organise educational events for veterinarians and students and are hoping to create an education programme for veterinarians to gain the national specialisation in feline medicine in the future.
The Deutsche Gruppe Katzenmedizin is a group of veterinarians interested in feline medicine. Our aim is to increase knowledge about feline medicine and behaviour and to spread the ideas of ISFM about cat welfare among vets in Germany. Also, they aim to establish the Cat Friendly Clinic scheme in Germany.
Die “Deutsche Gruppe Katzenmedizin” ist eine Gruppe von Tierärzt(inn)en, die sich besonders der Katzenmedizin verschrieben haben. Unser Ziel ist es, die Gedanken der ISFM in Deutschland bekannt zu machen, die Besonderheiten der Katzenmedizin und des Katzenverhaltens zu erlernen und weiterzugeben, um das “Katzenwohl” auch in Deutschland zu verbessern. Außerdem träumen wir davon, das “Cat Friendly Clinic”-Programm auch bei uns zu etablieren.
The Estonian Society of Feline Practitioners is a new group currently being established. It aims to bring together Estonian vets with an interest in feline medicine, benefiting the health and welfare of cats throughout Estonia.
Grupo de Especialidad de Medicina Felina de AVEPA (GEMFE)
Our National Partner in Spain
GEMFE was born in 2000 in response to the growing number of cats owned as pets in Spain and the interest in feline medicine. GEMFE shares interests, training and research with our counterparts in Europe (ISFM – International Society of Feline Medicine, iCatCare – International Cat Care) and the US (AAFP – American Association of Feline Practitioners).
Although currently GEMFE is a speciality group, it has always been aware of the importance of being a ‘working group’ in both its original definition to support its individual members, and as a group of people where there is an equitable division of labour and responsibilities. Today, GEMFE has several tools that allow it to maintain active communication and a framework to exchange ideas. Among them:
An exclusive internet forum for its members
Annual Meeting of Working Groups
Annual Masterclass with an international speaker
Regular meetings of partners in different cities.
Biannual newsletter with case reports and review articles
GEMFE Annual Conference
Group profile on Facebook. An open door to where pet owners can consult veterinary accurate and verified information
Grupo de Interesse Especial em Medicina Felina da APMVEAC (GIEFEL)
Our National Partner in Portugal
The Special Interest Group on Feline Medicine (GIEFEL) started in 2013 with the main objective to improve the quality of feline medicine in Portugal. Formed by a dozen of founding members, aims at growing and motivating those who have an interest in this area, sharing knowledge and experience and promoting the cat’s well-being.
As such GIEFEL cooperates with international organizations, like the International Society of Feline Medicine and other counterpart bodies, promotes formation activities, advertises generic information through different communication channels, adopts technical guidelines, keeps an electronic discussion group and organizes meetings to strengthen the link among their members.
GEIFEL is part of APMVEAC (Portuguese Small Animal Veterinary Association).
Jamaren is the Swedish Veterinary Feline Study Group and was formed in 1996. Its purpose is to spread knowledge about cats and feline diseases among Swedish veterinarians. Jamaren organizes two courses per year, often with foreign lecturers. We also try to combine business with pleasure.
Japanese Society of Feline Medicine (JSFM,ねこ医学会) was established by Japanese Feline intellectuals. Dr Takuo Ishida is the founder and president of the society. He has deep academic knowledge, understandings and passion to cats. JSFM has two main aims, encourage raising standards of Feline Medicine and support Cat Friendly thoughts to be infiltrated among vets, vet nurses and cat owners. JSFM provides continuous professional development seminar on a regular basis and collaborates with major vet congresses in Japan. JSFM would play a key role to create a reliable and strong foundation to level up feline medicine worldwide.
KHEDI started in January 2017, with the goal of improving the knowledge on feline medicine in its different aspects. This includes; continuing education for our colleagues and nurses, symposium and interacting about development in cats medicine with cat owners and an annual congress organised for practitioners. KHEDI is aware of the importance to maintain active communication and the exchange of ideas and regularly survey their network and provide internet forums and social platforms for their members. The objective is to develop quality and standards and to bring to this field their best knowledge.
Gönüllü Kediciler ve Kedici Veteriner Hekimler Derneği (KEDVET)
One of our National Partners in Turkey
KEDVET was established with the aim of developing and raising love and awareness for cats in society, carrying out a series of work on animal rights for life and improvement on welfare of all animals – stray cats particularly, drawing public attention to the problems concerning cats, organizing cat events, and nursing and treating helpless cats.
SIMEF is the Italian Society of Feline Medicine. SIMEF was established in July 2000 with the unconditional support of SCIVAC, and was formed by a group of veterinarians who care about feline medicine. The initial group was formed by Prof. Andrea Boari and Doctors Stefano Bo, Cristina Crosta, Cristina Picco and Tommaso Furlanello. The establishment of SIMEF was the natural development for all who attended the initial feline medicine study group within SCIVAC, coordinated by Dr. Stefano Bo. SIMEF hold regular meetings and publish a biannual newsletter. Members also participate in important epidemiological surveys such as the one on the spread of FIV and FeLV in Italy, sponsored by IDEXX.
The Thai Society of Feline Practitioners (TSOFP) was established in February 2006 by a group of practitioners with an interest in feline medicine including Assoc. Prof. Dr Parnchitt Nilkumhang, Dr Rosama Pusoonthornthum, Dr Naowaluck Suriyapatanapong, Dr Thanin Santiwatanatham and Dr Araya Phonsuwan.
The aims of TSOFP are:
To enhance academic interaction
To exchange and share information and expertise among feline practitioners
To develop clinical management and care for the wellbeing of cats for the veterinary profession in Thailand