Cat Friendly

We go above and beyond for your cat.

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Proud to be gold certified!

The Gold Certificate is presented to a practice that “has taken the optimum steps to become a Cat-Friendly Practice by creating a practice that values the feline patient’s distinct needs in both the physical environment of the practice and the way in which medical care is delivered.

In the United States there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats receive needed medical care far less frequently than dogs. A major reason is that many cat owners feel it is stressful for them, and their cat, to visit the veterinarian, and often owners believe their cat doesn’t need routine check-ups for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program provides a solution to this trend and provides an opportunity for veterinary practices reduce stress during the visit, thereby improving the opportunity for cats to receive the care their need and deserve.

Cats need regular veterinary exams to establish healthcare plans for longer, happier, and healthier lives. During routine check-ups, we can often detect conditions or disease that may affect your cat’s health before they become painful or harder to treat.

Our Commitment To Our Feline Patients

Cat Doctors is a Gold Certified Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. This means that we have taken the extra steps to ensure your feline family member will have the best experience possible when visiting our hospital.

  • We provide a calming environment
  • We have a feline-only waiting area that reduces stress associated with noise, other pets, or unfamiliar smells
  • We have a feline-only exam room to provide a safe, non-threatening area where cats can be examined in a calm and effective manner
  • We use synthetic feline pheromones in our exam room and treatment area for a calming effect
  • Our staff are trained to understand the individualized needs of cats including specific facial and behavior cues
  • We use a slow approach to achieve positive results
  • We develop individual treatment plans based on your cat’s specific needs, preferences, and behaviors

For more information, please visit http://www.catvets.com/cfp/cat-owners.

Learn More:

Address

1333 De La Vina St, Ste G
Santa Barbara, California

Hours

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: 805-899-2944
Email: dr.gina@sbcatdoctors.com

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Cat Doctors will be closing early or closed on the following dates:

Saturday, November 2nd - Closed
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28th - Closed
Tuesday, December 10th - Closing at 3:30 pm
Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24th - Closed
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25th - Closed
New Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31st - Closing at 12:00 pm
New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 - Closed

In case of emergency, please call VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital at 805-899-2273.

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