Veterinary Services For Cats


We Support Every Stage of your Cat's Life

As your feline friend grows, they will move through six distinct stages of life:

  • Kitten: 0 - 6 months
  • Junior: 7 months - 2 years
  • Prime: 3 - 6 years
  • Mature: 7 - 10 years
  • Senior: 11 - 14 years
  • Geriatric: 15+ years

Naturally, as a cat grows and progresses through life, it will undergo physiological changes and face a variety of life events that will require care and attention. From kitten care to geriatric cat medicine, consistent preventive care can make all the difference in the quality of life of your cat. Ultimately, your cat's health will impact your relationship with them.

Cats are very good at hiding illness. In fact, most cats will simply become less active and less interactive when very ill. Any signs of illness that a cat may show will be very subtle. Any change in their behavior should warrant a consideration that they may be ill. Many clients will return from work to find that their cat simply does not greet them at the door as usual. This may be an indication that your cat is ill. Because the signs of cat illness are so subtle, if you should notice any obvious changes in behavior please call your SCVG hospital to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Cat Care

If your cat experiences an illness, injury or other emergency situation, call your SCVG hospital immediately. Our hospitals are equipped to handle most cat health emergencies during our regular business hours. 

If possible, please call the hospital prior to bringing in your cat so that we may assess the situation, prepare for your arrival, and offer immediate care instructions, if appropriate. In some cases, we may refer you to an alternate 24-hour emergency care facility.

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Cat-Friendly Hospitals

Cats have special needs when it comes to exploring new environments, and we understand the needs of cats and how to keep their stress to a minimum. Because the medical needs of cats are unique, our hospitals utilize specialized techniques to help calm and comfort our feline patients. We have dedicated feline-only examination rooms, and we minimize stress by utilizing feline pheromones and soft, cozy surfaces which allow your cat to feel safe and secure. Our staff are trained to allow cats to move at their own pace, which allows them to feel less stress during their visit to one of our hospitals.

Cat Health Services and Treatments

We specialize in the following cat health services for cats of all ages, breeds, and circumstances:

  • Allergy Testing: Cats commonly face a number of allergens that can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Allergy testing can help us identify and properly treat the root cause of some issues
  • Anesthesia: We have the facilities, equipment, medicine, and knowledge to ensure your cat stays safe while under anesthesia
  • Bathing and Hygiene: Proper feline hygiene is an important component of a healthy, happy lifestyle
  • Behavior Services: Your cat's behavior is not genetically inherent, but can be learned and unlearned with your commitment and our help
  • Boarding: If you are going on a trip and want to make sure that your cat is well taken care of, our staff can ensure high quality, affordable care
  • Declawing: With a focus on education and compassionate cat care, we can help you decide whether declawing is the right option, or whether you should consider alternatives
  • Dental Care: Our knowledge and dental experience can help prevent and treat your cat's dental conditions, including periodontal disease
  • Dermatology: Diagnosing skin conditions early is highly beneficial in treatment. However, if a skin condition has already developed, it must be addressed before it worsens
  • Deworming: Intestinal parasites are a danger to both your pet and family. Let us ensure that your cat is protected from worms
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Diagnostic imaging allows our veterinarians to accurately diagnose your cat's condition so that the proper treatment can be prescribed
  • Emergency Care: We specialize in comprehensive emergency care, and our facilities are designed to address any veterinary emergency your cat may have
  • Eye Care: Our doctors are trained to recognize feline specific eye diseases
  • Flea & Tick: We employ safe and effective flea & tick treatments for your cat's health and happiness
  • Heartworm Prevention: We specialize in heartworm education prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for your cat
  • Homeopathic and Nutraceutical: Alternative therapies, such as homeopathy may also play important roles in the treatment of some conditions
  • Kitten Care: We help you learn to care for your kitten through education and nutritional awareness, while providing the proper preventive medical treatments
  • Laboratory: Our laboratory testing services mean faster and more accurate diagnostics and treatments for your cat
  • Laser Therapy: Our cold laser therapy is a tool used to treat cats for post-operative pain, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions
  • Medications: When your cat requires medication, our doctors will provide the right prescription
  • Microchip ID: Microchipping is the best way to aid in having your cat returned safely, should it become lost
  • Nutrition: We will address the specialized nutritional requirements for your cat in different life stages and to aid in the management of certain illness
  • Pain Management: We specialize in effective and compassionate pain management for your cat regardless of age, ability, or condition
  • Preventive Care: Our comprehensive preventive care program is the first step to ensuring that your cat has a long, healthy life
  • Annual Wellness Exams: A cornerstone of preventive care, annual wellness exams help prolong life by allowing health issues to be identified and addressed early
  • Senior Care: We understand the special needs of aging cats, and will partner with you to provide the optimal plan for your aging feline
  • Spay or Neuter: We provide a safe and painless surgical experience for your cat
  • Surgery: Our facilities, equipment, and staff offer your cat the best option for a successful surgery and recovery
  • Vaccinations: Our veterinarians will recommend an individualized and personalized vaccination protocol based on your cat's needs

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