A little about us
We're very proud to have been the first cat-only veterinary practice in the UK. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, we've been caring for cats and kittens throughout the Lothian area since 1995. Browse our website to meet our staff and find out about the services we can offer you and your cat. Our useful cat information section lets you know about other local cat services such as catteries and catsitters. Our Facebook and Twitter pages give you up to date information about the clinic along with new developments in cat health and welfare.
1st APRIL 2020 COVID UPDATE
In line with both government and RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) advice, we are able to CONTINUE TO OFFER TREATMENT FOR URGENT and ESSENTIAL cases whilst also being available to dispense your cat's usual medication.
The clinic WILL continue to be open Monday- Saturdays as usual (though currently closing at 6pm weekdays) offering telephone consultations throughout the day for both urgent and more routine situations. This gives our vets an opportunity to triage any more urgent cases which may then require treatment at the clinic, to offer advice for new and ongoing cases and potentially prescribe medications which may be collected for administering at home.
Vaccinations during COVID: The current guidelines advise that adult cats, already having had at least 1 annual booster vaccination are at little risk if their vaccines are delayed so these should be postponed for now.
However, it is still considered important to ensure completion of the vaccine course for those animals whose immunity is not fully boosted. Therefore, we are continuing to vaccinate:
- kittens/cats in the middle of their initial vaccine course
-1st annual vaccination ( this vaccine helps cement the immunity offered by the kitten course)
- Rabies vaccines if required for travel.
If you are at all unsure, our reception staff will be more than happy to help you decide if your cat's case warrants a visit to the clinic or telephone consultation for any reason.
Vets Now Emergency service will continue to be available when The Cat Clinic is closed.
We will be posting regularly on our Facebook page to keep you up to date with how COVID-19 is affecting things within the practice!
October 2018 - New Reward Scheme launched.
The introduction of our new practice management system has allowed us to move to a fairer, more flexible reward scheme for our clients - still rewarding loyalty to the clinic but now allowing us to include clients right from their initial visit with their cat(s).
You can even donate your earned points to Lothian Cat Rescue!
January 2018 - Simon has announced his retirement from The Cat Clinic.
2019 - The Veterinary Cat Clinic has been nominated by our clients for The Petplan Veterinary Practice of the Year for the nineth consecutive year.
"Always excellent treatment, sympathetic and kind and I'm grateful for all your help"
"One of the main reasons I will not leave Edinburgh is that I know I won’t find a better veterinary practice elsewhere."
"The Cat Clinic in Edinburgh is simply the best cat vet I have ever used. Every consultation has been calm and time was taken to get to know our cats, not just 'sort them out', which has made a huge difference to the anxiety the cats feel during the consultation. The Veterinary Cat Clinic have provided our cats with great routine and emergency care and I cannot recommend them highly enough."
"I'm always happy with the service I receive, the vets listen to any concerns I might have and even though there are vets far closer to where I live now I'm sticking with these!"