Our New Cat Ward

Introducing Our New Cat Ward!




The Cat Advocates in our team have taken over the back room and have introduced some awesome new Cat Friendly changes to Midwest Veterinary Centre. In the interests of reducing stress for our cat (and dog!) patients, we have created a separate Cat-Only ward. Follow our photo journey below of the exciting process.






First step, start finding new homes for equipment and clearing out the clutter

We're actually a little embarrassed at what a messy junkroom it used to be! Complete wasted space!

We’re actually a little embarrassed at what a messy junkroom it used to be! Complete wasted space!


Then for the plumber to remove the old basin and shower

As always, Dora our Clinic Cat has to inspect every step of the project to ensure it is up to her high standards


Then to remove the old tiles

Everyone pitched in to help, with Client Care Specialist Casey showing that her skills aren’t just limited to reception


The walls were then patched and painted by our good friends at New Millennium Painting

Dora thinks the new feature wall really brings out the colour of her eyes. She also thinks the hole in the floor from the removed plumbing should stay, so that she can play under the clinic. Sorry Dora, you don’t win that one.


Next onto new flooring by Choices Flooring, with Dora continuing to supervise the workers

You’ll notice the flooring continues slightly up each wall. This is to minimise the chance of any nasties becoming trapped in the sides and to facilitate cleaning to keep everything sparkling for our feline friends.



In our effort to be more water conscious, we replaced our old damaged toilet with a water-saving and space-saving dual basin and toilet

Dr Peter always loves another reason to head to Bunnings!

The most exciting part: Our custom-sized Therian Cat Condos finally have arrived!

Our 6 new condos are ready and waiting in our new feline-only ward. It’s like a holiday apartment with a shelf to perch on and a separate hidey hole for those shy kitties out there


Dora was the very first (of course) to try out the new condos

Dora has moved into her new bed and thoroughly approves being away from those pesky dogs


With the Dora paw of approval, our feline patients are already moving in

Our visiting kitties are already loving the new rooms with a view away from the noise and bustle of the rest of the clinic.


Our new Cat Ward is a big step towards our goal of achieving Gold Standard ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic certification. We’ll keep you in the loop with our future cat-friendly improvements!

Not crazy about cats? Never fear! We have even more improvements to the clinic to share with you over the next few weeks. These changes will improve the diagnosis and treatment of all of our patients and help to continue to provide you with the latest and greatest care.

One Response to Introducing Our New Cat Ward!

  1. June Boyer July 7, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    What a fantastic transformation, your hard work will be much appreciated by the feline patients and will be so comfortable now, away from those troublesome others.

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