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.

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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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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Sally Moore
15 Jun 2020

Claire and her team are amazing, always caring and friendly and go above and beyond to keep pets happy and healthy. Always a good experience even in these difficult Covid-19 times. Highly recommend

Dee Marsh
12 Mar 2021

Claire helped me take care of my elderly Golden Doodle at a different practice. I really liked her manner with him and her encouragement and advice to me when I was falling apart. I was delighted to find her again at Beacon View and have seen quite a bit of her and the team in the 9 weeks I’ve had my new dog! They are all so nice and Bertie is more than happy to go in with them. He’s had 2 procedures and the staff kept me informed every step of the way. The check ups are either done by email with photos, telephone or in person. Their aftercare is excellent too. It’s good to know that the whole team work in the same way as Claire and I would definitely recommend them.

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.

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.

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.