Cat Friendly Clinic - Heywood Vets

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Heywood Cat Friendly Clinic

Cats are independent, territorial animals that need to be in control of their surroundings and are sensitive to different smells. These things can make your visit to a vet clinic stressful.

Here at Heywood Veterinary Group we always want to make your visit smooth and relaxed. Because of that, we’re delighted to offer this new facility to our clients and their furry friends.

Our practice in Heywood has been adapted to meet the requirements from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) achieving the Silver Status. The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic programme means
that our clinic have reached a higher standard of cat care in that we:

Understand the needs of cats and have made vet
visits more cat-friendly

Understand how to approach and handle cats
gently and with care

Have good knowledge and equipment to manage
the care of cats


Find out more about the CFC Standard



Outside view of Heywood Veterinary Clinic


100 Bridge Street, Heywood, Lancashire, Ol10 1JG

Car park available for customers

01706 369 171

Opening Times


Reception Opening Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:30am – 6:00pm
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am – 7:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm

Surgery Times

Mon – Fri mornings: 9:00-12:30pm
Tue, Thu, Fri afternoon: 3:30-6:00pm
Mon and Wed afternoon: 3:30-7:00pm
Saturday Morning: 9:00-12:30pm

For emergencies outside normal working hours, we are partnered with Vets Now who provide a dedicated service with their team of highly-qualified vets. To get in touch call our normal number and our answering service will give you their number or call Vets Now on 0161 222 6101. Their address is 98 Bury Old Road, Whitfield, M45 6TQ.



About the Cat Friendly Clinic Programme


Cat Friendly Clinic is a worldwide programme from the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care.

The CFC programme is designed to help address these issues by creating more cat friendly clinics and reducing the stress for cats, dogs and owners.

What does it mean for my cat and me?


1) The clinic has achieved certain minimum accreditation standards

2) The clinic and clinic staff have thought about the specific needs of cats

3) The staff will be happy to talk with you, show you what they do, and show you around the clinic

Our Silver CFC accreditation


1) Separate area in waiting room for cats

2) Dogs and cats separated in ward and minimum cage sizes

3) Safe, secure and well equipped consulting room and additional equipment like x-rays, dental facilities, etc