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.

How we care Book online

Midnite Mark
06 Nov 2020

Just started using this practice as it's lovely and close to us. We have a new pup so it was the perfect time to try them out. Couldn't ask for friendlier or more welcoming people. I'm sure our little dog will be very well cared for here.

Joanne McKeown
08 Dec 2020

Absolutely brilliant service, Claire and her team have been so kind and professional with our two dogs. It’s the best service we have ever received from a vets.

Alex Ricketts
25 Mar 2020

Wonderful service from Vet Claire and Josh today - video consultation (thanks to the current restrictions) and eye drops ready to collect straight away, all straightforward and reassuring. Thank you!

Kelly Kirby
12 Mar 2020

I would recommend Beacon View Vets, the team provided a warm welcome, calm and relaxed environment and gave my injured cat all the care and love they could possibly give. She (Phoebe) is fully recovered and enjoying the wind in her whiskers and basking in the sunshine, as well as staying away from the bigger cats.

Allison Birkett
23 Oct 2020

Our first visit to Vet Claire was a breeze! Our 9 week old Labrador pup was perfectly happy to go off in Claire’s cuddling arms for a check up. Clean bill of health given and I could even watch her with the IPad! Such an amazing service and we’ll be back next week!