Come visit us!
As you approach on the North end of Southbound 4th street, the first thing you will see is our sign. It’s hard to miss, in this hybrid business and residential district made up mostly of historic houses, there are a lot of signs, but none quite as striking as ours in purples and greens. There is usually parallel parking in front of the building on 4th Street, but if you can’t find any parking there, turn right on Polk street, the street just past our building, and then turn right down the wide alley. There are a couple of parking spots behind our building that are available for you to use.Once you get here head on in through our front door and enjoy a coffee in our waiting room. Your cats can enjoy the fishtank from the safety of their carrier, or if they’re shy they can enjoy one of the provided towels to make their carrier more cave-like. Either way they’ll benefit from the Feliway feline pheromone diffuser which will help them gain a sense of calm.
From there one of our assistants or certified technicians will escort you into an exam room to check you in. Our exam rooms have Feliway diffusers just like our reception area, and they also have large, bright windows that open onto our garden area. We have well-frequented bird feeders outside the window (you can just see it in the picture) that will help to keep your cat entertained and get their focus onto something more familiar and exciting than their current surroundings.
If your cat needs a procedure done or a blood or urine sample collected, we will take them into our bright, skylit treatment room. We muffle our equipment (such as the centrifuge) and keep the Feliway diffuser filled to help this experience be as comfortable for them as possible.
If your cat needs to stay for any reason, we will house them in a plastic condo on the back wall of our treatment room. The plastic is important because it is less cold on their feet and does not transmit echoing noises like a metal unit can. If they are nervous we will give them a privacy screen so they do not have to see the other cats in the clinic.