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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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!

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

Sharon Robinson
05 Jul 2021

Just a massive gratitude post to Claire and her team @ Beacon View Vets. We very nearly lost our little man last week when he got a pig snout stuck in his throat. We had never seen a blue dog until Wednesday. We are so very grateful and lucky to have this wonderful team on our doorstep. We ❤️ You all. Thank you.

Deb Holloway
02 May 2022

Amazing vet! Claire and team are so great! Stanley my 11yrs old lab is extremely nervous around new people and situations and they were so good with him. I am so very happy to have found this team of great vets and animal lovers.

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*

Laurie Briggs
24 Nov 2022

I have just moved to Beacon View as I ha d heard amazing reports about how wonderful they all were. After my first visit with our 10 week old puppy, I was not disappointed. On arrival, we received the warmest, most friendly welcome from the lovely girls in reception. All eager for puppy cuddles!! Claire was also so kind and caring. It was lovely to see her interact with our fur baby. We’d not experienced that level of compassion previously. I’m absolutely delighted and so glad we’ve moved.

Kathy Panama
21 Oct 2020

I cannot recommend Claire and her team enough. One day after registering we needed her help for our dog. The skill, efficiency, dog. The skill, efficiency, friendliness and support were truly exceptional. Within 48 hours our dog was also seen by the ophthalmologist specialist who is part of the team. They were all truly brilliant; we have never been so well looked after before.

Louise Felton
08 Mar 2021

Claire is absolutely brilliant and Reggie adores going to the vets! They are professional and kind and handle the animals very well. Booking an appointment is easy and uncomplicated and as I work full time they are always accommodating. We trust Beacon View to look after our lovely dog and keep him well. Thank you Claire and all your team.

Sally Williams
23 Jun 2022

Having a very nervous dog, visiting the vets was always something we worried about. Since joining Beacon View we no longer have that worry. The staff are so understanding and patient which makes us feel relaxed and helps our four legged friend cope with something she finds very scary. They listen to your concerns and genuinely care.

Joanne Martin
02 Dec 2022

Another visit to the practice today with my old cat who is always terrified of vets but lovely vet Katie is so kind and patient with him. I would recommend the practice to anyone, the reception staff are very welcoming and friendly and the veterinary team are so caring and knowledgeable.