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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS

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65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-1194
Fax: (508) 255-9709

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The Animal Hospital of Orleans is a Silver Status member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners Cat Friendly Practice program.

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The benefits of a Cat Friendly Practice

Domestic cats need regular veterinary visits to promote longer, happier and healthier lives.  We can provide many important and beneficial services beyond just treating your cat when they are sick or for emergency visits.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) developed the Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program to help support your cat's ongoing health care needs. This was achieved by helping practices to reduce the stress associated with the visit, increasing the quality of care provided, and supporting the veterinary team with information about cats' distinct needs, behavior and body language.

When designated as "cat friendly", selected veterinary practices have proven they have taken specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat's unique needs and have implemented feline friendly standards.

What does the CFP status mean to you?

For some cats and owners, a trip to the veterinarian may be a cause for stress, so one of the goals of the CFP program is to create a more calming environment.  Our team members have been trained in how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner.  We have even implemented physical adjustments to make the visit friendlier for you and your cat.

The Cat Friendly Practice certificate on a veterinarian's wall has to be earned.  We must meet a comprehensive checklist of performance criteria to verify that team members are especially qualified and dedicated to making every visit as pleasant as possible and beneficial for you and your cat.

All of those various steps combine to help assure you that each visit is a positive experience. So when you see the CFP designation at our practice, you can be confident your cat will be given exceptional care and attention through all phases of the visit including examinations, procedures and hospitalization.

Furthermore, the Cat Friend Practice distinction shows that a practice has demonstrated higher levels of commitment and excellence in feline medicine.

What to expect from a Cat Friendly Practice

Each Cat Friendly Practice has at least one designated "Cat Advocate" on staff - a knowledgeable professional who ensures that your cat's care is guided by feline-focused standards.  Cat Advocates are chosen for their experience, understanding, empathetic manner and willingness to help answer any of your questions.  Our designated Cat Advocate is our veterinary technician, Diane Beland.

All our team members will help to provide you with various ways to enhance your cat's health and well-being.  By carefully advising you on unique feline needs in areas such as nutrition, routine checkups, environmental enrichment, behavior and other essential issues, our skilled CFP team can help your cat to be healthy and happy.

For more info visit  www.catvets.com

Welcome

Our AHO family has been caring for yours since 1993!

We always welcome new clients to join our extended family! New clients receive their first office visit  for FREE!

Fear Freesm is an educational program designed for veterinary professionals that focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of our canine and feline patients. The program consists of eight courses that, combined, provide the knowledge and tools necessary for veterinary professionals to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in patients and their owners.

As an investment in improving our practice, we paid for all of our staff, from our receptionists to our kennel techs, to be trained and certified in Fear Freesm protocols. We want to make sure that your pet’s visit, from veterinary services to boarding, is the best it can be for both you and your pet. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life!

For more information about creating a Fear Free Happy Home, CLICK HERE!
For more information about the Fear Free Initiative, CLICK HERE!

We are an AAFP certified Cat Friendly Practice.

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Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Click below to learn more about the veterinary and boarding services we provide.

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Testimonials and Reviews

"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history.  Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital.  What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats.  The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty.  It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination.  It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in.  Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough.  Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
SundayClosedClosed

Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment.  Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS
65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
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