A concrete commitment to respect cats

The team of the San Michele Polyclinic fully embraces and shares the values and objectives of the Cat Care Organization and works daily with dedication and professionalism for the care of cats in full compliance with the feline ethogram. Precisely for this reason, our facility is equipped with separate spaces specifically dedicated to the visit and therapy of cats, embracing the cat-friendly philosophy to avoid stress onset or traumatic experiences.

From vertical paths to scratching posts, from water fountains to igloos to find peace, up to the use of relaxing pheromones, catnip and the patience and competence of our veterinarians. We do our best to offer our patients peaceful spaces and totally tailored approaches for them.

Our commitment has been recognized and rewarded by ISFM, which has accredited the San Michele Polyclinic as a cat-friendly facility with the Cat Friendly Clinic Silver standard, recognition obtained following the evaluation of the spaces and methods used for cats.

In particular, the Silver standard is awarded exclusively to veterinary clinics that can guarantee:

  • Separate area in waiting room for cats;
  • Separate ward and minimum cage size for the hospitalization of cats;
  • Safe, secure and well-equipped consulting rooms;
  • Specific service of anaesthesiology;
  • Additional equipment, e.g., X-rays, dental facilities, etc.

Please visit www.catfriendlyclinic.org for more detailed information