Cats Friendly Vets

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.

Cat friendly vet for Deal and Sandwich

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.

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The cat only consulting room at Beacon View Vets

Our Gold Award Winning Facilities include:

Reception and consulting rooms
  • Spacious off street parking for a stress-free transfer to the reception area
  • A warm welcome at reception in our cat only area, including pheromone diffusers and basket covers to help your cat feel secure
  • Our cat only consulting room features climbing shelves and a cat castle to help our feline guests express their natural behaviour
Cat ward

Feline visitors that need to stay for the day or overnight can enjoy:

  • Extra-large gold standard accommodation
  • Accommodation made from quiet and warm polycarbonate not steel
  • Cat castles for climbing on and snuggling under
  • Our cat ward is located in a quite area of the building
  • If you listen carefully you will hear classical music playing in the background which is show to reduce stress in cats
  • Feliway pheromone diffusers
  • Cat toys and entertainment
  • Garden views from the accommodation
Treatment and diagnostics
  • The latest digital x-ray and ultrasound machines
  • Specialist feline diagnostic equipment
  • In house laboratory and blood analysis machines
  • State of the art surgical suite including anesthetic monitoring equipment and patient temperature control
  • Dental suite including dental x-ray

Not all vets are created equal. Be part of a practice where your pet is treated as a member of the family, and you are considered a partner in your pet’s care.

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Sian Sims
05 May 2020

Thank you Claire and Josh for your efficient and comprehensive care of our little rescue dog, Summer. We now feel completely reassured and confident and cannot recommend or thank you enough!

Nigel Hart
28 Apr 2020

Excellent state of the art vets. Claire and her team provide a professional and friendly service. We have moved to the area recently and are so pleased we found Beacon View. Worth a definite 5*

Jane Baker
01 May 2020

I can not Thank Dr Claire Smith enough for the care she gave to me and my Dog he became very poorly over Easter this wonderful Lady went above and beyond to look after my baby Thank you from the bottom of my heart I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderful Lady

Maria True
27 Feb 2020

Fabulous place. Friendly and welcoming.. clean and modern with some very well thought out ideas to make the trip better for both owner and pets. You can see Claire loves the animals - your animals will be relaxed and happy in her company and I wouldn’t hesitate to take my animals here again.

Patricia McDonald
03 Mar 2020

Claire used to be our vet at another surgery so we were delighted to find her again for our two dogs. Claire so friendly and very professional. Her new surgery is modern and perfect to visit we are very pleased.