2. We are now closed on Fridays.
We speak cat just as much as we speak human.
The Cat Doctor of Monroe is a full-service veterinary hospital that is dedicated exclusively to the welfare of cats! We strive to offer the highest-quality feline health care in a warm and welcoming environment.
At The Cat Doctor, we want to make sure that you and your special cat will feel right at home!
Our dog-free facility keeps cats from experiencing some of the typical stress factors that can be encountered at a mixed small animal hospital. We’re confident that you’ll notice the difference immediately upon entering our facility. We maintain a quiet, clean-smelling, home-like environment to put your cat at ease, allowing for a calmer kitty and a more thorough exam.
We are a Gold-Certified Cat Friendly Practice®!
What does that mean for you? The Cat Friendly Practice® program is leading the movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative was established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM). The Cat Friendly Practice® program is designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, the caregiver, and also the entire veterinary team.
Because your cat's health is important, we have pursued certification through the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat Friendly Practice®. At The Cat Doctor of Monroe, you can expect...
- A calm environment and reduced stress
- Feline-friendly handling of your cat
- Increased quality of care
- Knowledgeable and caring staff
- Up-to-date care and advice on unique feline needs
In November 2020, we were excited to be re-certified as a GOLD level Cat Friendly Practice. Additionally, each of our staff just achieved individual certificates through the Cat Friendly Certificate program!
Why only cats? Because only the best will do when it comes to your cat.
As veterinary medicine continues to advance in knowledge and technology, it becomes imperative to offer the highest-quality medicine to our patients and continue to stay on the cutting edge of feline internal, surgical, and behavioral medicine. By focusing on feline health care, we stay abreast of the latest research, techniques, and products to help your cat live a long and healthy life. Here at The Cat Doctor of Monroe, our staff has devoted their lives to the health and well-being of cats. From a quiet, calm, cat-oriented environment to make our patients as comfortable as possible, to feline-specific equipment and supplies, to continuing education and staff training—everything we do is cat-specific. We believe this focus translates into better feline health care and treatment.
“Why does my older cat need a check-up? We had a cat that lived to be 20 that never went to the vet, and it was fine.” I hear that a lot. The reality is that a 20-year-old cat is no more likely to be fine than a 90-year-old person who never went to the doctor. Conditions like bad teeth and arthritis may cause a great deal of suffering, yet go unnoticed. Regular preventive care is vital to the health and well-being of your cat!
Unfortunately, cats are often the Cinderella stepchild when it comes to regular veterinary care. Most people believe that because their cat doesn’t look or act sick or lives inside, they don’t need a regular check-up. It’s easy to understand this line of thinking, but we’re going to review a few reasons why regular care is important for your cat.
One of the most common things I hear is, “My cat lives indoors—she doesn’t need a check-up.” First, is an indoor cat really different than an outdoor cat? Well, is a person who works a desk job truly different than a person who performs physical labor? Both people can have problems with weight, dental health, vision, hearing, high blood pressure, chronic intestinal issues, heart disease, kidney disease, skin issues, and more! Our cats are no different.
Many of the same issues that affect people affect our cats, too! Cats can develop weight problems, periodontal disease, diabetes, chronic intestinal issues, cataracts, ear infections, skin infections, allergies, behavioral disorders, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, and much, much, more. To the average owner, however, these issues usually go unnoticed because cats are experts at hiding any signs of weakness. Their longevity in the wild often depends on this very skill.
A regular, thorough exam by a conscientious veterinarian and a thorough discussion of how your cat is behaving at home can bring many hidden issues to light or may provide peace of mind in knowing your cat is healthy!