From the very start we designed Beacon View to be a Cat Friendly Clinic, to minimise stress and meet the specific needs of our feline friends. Our efforts were awarded the highest gold standard ISFM award.
This is an internationally-recognised accreditation and certifies the practice meets rigorous standards set by the ISFM. We are ecstatic that our dedication to cats has been recognised, and we are the only vets in the Deal and Sandwich area to have been awarded gold cat friendly status.
At Beacon View we understand that cats have very specific needs. Cats not only have a range of diseases which are completely unique, they also have very different temperaments to their canine cousins and should be handled and treated in a different way.
Taking your cat to the Vet can be stressful for both you and your cat. That’s why at Beacon View we have taken every possible step to minimize stress. We have a cat only waiting area and dedicated consulting room, so there are no doggy smells to be worried about. Our team are Fear Free trained professionals, experts in cat friendly handling and care.
Our Gold Award Winning Facilities include:
Feline visitors that need to stay for the day or overnight can enjoy:
06 Jun 2020
Unfortunately I have had 2 emergencies within 2 week with 2 of my pets. Claire was immediately on hand for both and did a fantastic job, I'm honesty not sure the first would have survived without her intervention!! Also carried out a spay on my young dog, very neat, efficient and healing incredibly well. I can't recommend or thank Claire and her team enough.
30 Apr 2020
I took my dog to see Claire this week and decided to register with Beacon View after being let down by my usual vet practice. I have always wanted a vet who genuinely cares for my beloved fur baby and I have finally found that in Claire! The service was brilliant from start to finish and my dog was very happy too! I would highly recommend this practice!
01 Aug 2020
I continue to be incredibly impressed with Claire and her team. We joined the practice back in March and both our feline friends are members of the Beacon View Vet Pet Club. Claire has a magical touch - I don't know how she does it, but both cats turn into cooperative and humble creatures, when they're with her (not always the case at home). Everyone in the practice has been kind, warm and very responsive. Whenever I have a question or a problem, Claire is there to reassure me and offers immediate check ups, so I can put my mind at ease. Lily has been through hell, having recovered in the recent months from being hit by a car last year, so she's very special to us. Only last week we had a scare after I found a strange lump on her chest. Claire made a swift decision to remove it and check it out - luckily it wasn't malignant and we all sighed with relief. Lily is behaving as if she never had the surgery and the post-op wound is healing nicely. I could praise Claire and her team all day, but to summarise - I couldn't wish for better vet care for my two cats. Thank you, Beacon View Vets!
Dale & Jeffrey
14 Jul 2020
Jeffrey went into Beacon View Veterinary practice today for his little boy operation his operation was slightly different as he had a retained right testicle in the abdomen. Lead Vet Claire Smith and the rest of the team have been outstanding providing the best care for my darling boy. During the COVID pandemic they have worked really hard through these unusual and challenging times, I also visit monthly for Jeffrey’s Cytopoint as he has a lot of allergies. I cannot recommend Claire and her team more.