When you need to take your cat to the vet, either for a regular health check or because you suspect something is wrong with your cat, it is important to choose a good clinic. Depending on where you live, the vets available to you may or may not have had a great deal of training on cats, but many vets are increasingly passionate and knowledgeable about cats.
One way to tell if a clinic is cat-friendly is if it has become accredited as part of the Cat Friendly Clinic programme. This programme is run by International Cat Care's veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine, which accredits clinics that have met its high standards of feline care. Clinics can achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold standard.