A VETERINARY hospital has invested more than £150,000 into new facilities for the treatment of cats. 

Moor Cottage veterinary hospital in Binfield, Bracknell invested £180,000 into new equipment and has been approved as a gold level cat-friendly clinic by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). 

Newly-appointed clinical director Roberta Duncan has spearheaded Moor Cottage’s quest for the gold award and is thrilled with the recognition from ISFM.

The upgrades include the renovation of a separate building on site, called Moor House which is now a cat only treatment centre. 

Ms Duncan, said: “We are all delighted, as to attain gold award status you must offer an exceptional care package for cats.

“The facilities and level of equipment must be first class and focused on feline care and treatment.

“You must provide separate waiting rooms, separate hospital wards and separate kennels for cats.

“This means they are kept well away from dogs and other animals to create a stress free environment for them."

The new, specially-designed Moor House facility close to the main hospital and Ms Duncan believes it will go a long way towards ensuring the veterinary hospital continue to deliver high quality service for cats. 

She added: “It is perfect. It provides a “cat-only” building so we can now offer dedicated feline surgeries, consultation rooms and cat-only kennelling.

"Cats don’t like to be taken out of their usual environment, so anything we can do to make them feel at home is really important.”

For more information on the treatment available for cats at Moor House, visit www.mcvh.co.uk.