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Gold Level Cat Friendly Clinic

It is important to us to make your cat’s visit less stressful.

At Cockburn Veterinary Group we love all the animals that are brought to see us but we recognise that a visit to the vets can be particularly stressful for both cats and their owners! That’s why we’ve introduced some to measures to help our feline furry friends feel more relaxed.

We’re especially proud to have been accredited as a Gold Level ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic. This means that we have taken steps to try to make your cat’s visit to our surgery less stressful. If you’d like to find out more about the ISFM award please visit

When you bring your cat along to meet us you will be able to wait in our dedicated cat waiting area, where we’re happy for the baskets to be placed on the seat next to you. If your cat would prefer some added privacy please just ask our receptionists to borrow a freshly laundered towels to cover their carrier!

To allow our vets to get to know your pet in a calm environment we allocate a 15 minute appointment time for all our patients.

If your cat has to stay with us they’ll be kept in our cat ward, where we have a mixture of larger and smaller pens with hidey-holes and cat toys available. We use plug-in and spray cat-appeasing pheromones in this area to encourage relaxation. We also provide different foods and litter types to mimic the home environment as closely as possible.

And last but not least our dedicated cat advocates, Nadine, Abi and Alison will be on hand to help.

Nadine Wainwright

BSc (Hons), BVSc MRCVS

Abi Tobin

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Alison Hubbard

Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

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Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday
8.40am - 1.00pm

2.00pm - 7.00pm (Monday & Friday)
2.00pm - 8.00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

8.30am - 1pm
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Please note that we are closed on bank holidays but have our normal emergency service provision.

100 London Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3JD