Wheaton Animal Hospital: A Cat-Friendly Practice
Wheaton Animal Hospital is proud to be a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat-Friendly Practice Program. For a litany of reasons, visiting the veterinarian can sometimes be stressful for feline patients and their owners. Our designation as a Cat-Friendly Practice certifies that we have taken every measure to ensure the best possible experience for both you and your cat.
What to Expect
We believe feline wellness exams are vital to the health and longevity of your cat. To minimize the stress and anxiety that may be associated with a trip to the veterinarian, we have incorporated key details in our facility. A few of our cat-friendly accommodations include:
- Waiting room—Separated from the dog waiting area in order to assist in reducing stress induced by other pets and unfamiliar smells.
- Exam room—A safe, non-threatening area where cats can be examined calmly and effectively.
- Cat behavior sensitivity training—Staff are trained to understand the specialized needs of cats, including specific facial and behavioral cues, and can detect signs of fear or anxiety in a patient right away.
- Feline-friendly handling—We use proven techniques to facilitate a more positive experience.
The Cat-Friendly Practice Program has demonstrated success in reducing fear and anxiety associated with your cat’s trip to the vet. Contact us to learn more about our Cat-Friendly Practice techniques.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
We Are a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!
Now through December 15th we are collecting for Toys for Tots! Please feel free to bring in new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals or toy weapons, please.)
In addition, we are also collecting new/gently used pet toys that will go to our rescue partners and animals in need.
Collection bins are located in our lobby and can be dropped off during regular business hours. Thank you!
Holiday Hours & Closings!
Holiday Party & Adoption Event!
Join us for our annual Holiday Party & Adoption Event on Sunday, December 17th from 11AM - 2PM! Bring your pet along for $5 photos with Santa! There will be animals available for adoption from local rescues, raffles and more! All proceeds benefit our rescue partners.