Fairfax Veterinary Hospital is a Gold status Cat Friendly Practice. The team at Fairfax Veterinary Hospital adores cats and wants to make their visits as stress-free as possible. We appreciate that cats have specific sensitivities and reactions to sites, noises, sounds, and environmental changes. We work hard to create an environment that feels more familiar and calming. In fact, our hospital was designed with this goal at the forefront. From our separate cat and dog areas to our anti-slip, antimicrobial floors, to the calming color on the walls, to the music playing in the rooms, and use of low-stress handling techniques, the dedication to these principles is abundantly evident. With our commitment to reducing vet visit-related anxiety and our love for cats, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital was very excited about joining the American Association of Feline Practitioners and obtaining Gold status as 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.

Cat Friendly Practice