Being an inpatient
When redesigning the practice, we focused on making things comfortable, clean and safe for our patients. Our approach from front to back is on making the experience of our patients and people as positive as possible.
Most vet practices have stainless steel cages, but these are noisy, reflective and can draw heat away from the patient. We've steered clear of these and had fibreglass cages custom-made for our hospital ward. These give better comfort, are quieter and warmer – and are easy to keep clean.
For out cat patients, we have ventilated perspex doors. These allow us to observe the patients easily without having to disturb or stress them by opening the doors frequently and they reduce the risk of airborne infections spreading. We have both short stay (<24 h) and long stay (>24 h) sized cages.