Make your cat’s next vet visit stress free!
Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital is a Cat Friendly Practice. The Cat Friendly Practice® program is leading the movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers.
Established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM), the Cat Friendly Practice® program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, caregiver, and also the entire veterinary team.
What can you expect at a Cat Friendly Practice?
The veterinary team is trained to speak softly, avoid direct eye contact with your cat, and move slowly. They know these actions help keep your cat calm and feeling in control. If any team member sees your cat becoming stressed or anxious, they will pause the check-up, let your cat take a break, and resume when she is calmer.
Each Cat Friendly Practice® has at least one Cat Advocate who ensures all team members are trained to understand and handle them gently and respectfully. They can answer all of your questions and explain the specific cat-friendly features at the practice.
Team members use a u201cless is moreu201d approach when examining your cat, without using heavy restraint which could frighten, stress, or arouse your cat. Your cat’s check-up may take place on the table, floor, or in the veterinarian’s lap wherever your cat is most comfortable.
Cat Advocates provide you with feline-specific tips, like how to get your cat comfortable with the carrier before the visit. They can also advise you on how to transport your cat to the veterinary office in a way to reduce stress associated with the visit for you both.
Careers in Veterinary Care At WellHaven
WellHaven is hiring! Whether you are looking for a full-time career, part-time job or prefer to work on an “as needed” basis, WellHaven offers an opportunity you won’t get anywhere else! If you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, or receptionist, see our currently available positions below to start a conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: Closed
Christmas Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
New Years Holiday Hours: Closed
15957 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
We are located next door to the New Seasons!
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