London Cat Clinic

6 Stanley St
London, ON N6C 1A8

(519)439-0373

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 London Cat Clinic, London, ON - kitten photo with glasses

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate, or prevent, serious health problems.

 

Our Services:

We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your cat's complete health care needs.  We see many advanced cases for second opinion examinations.
     
Surgical Services:  Our surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
   
Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.  We also provide intravenous fluids for all of our procedures exept for the briefest of ones.
   
Internal medicine consults:

  • We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs endoscopic procedures, cardiac consults, cancer consults or complicated case management. 
  • We are also affiliated with Veterinary Information Network or VIN, which attracts progressive primary care Veterinarians as well as specialists in all fields imaginable.  We are able to do consults with them on any more advanced case and this also provides the most up-to-date database for the latest treatment options and scientific studies. 
  • We also do consults with specialists at the referral laboratory we use - Idexx. This includes Oncology consults.
  • In addition, we do many second opinion examinations ourselves, being a cat-focused clinic.

Radiology Services:  Our on-site X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
   
Diagnostic heart workup: We provide:

  • ECG services on-site  
  • Consultations with cardiology specialists on VIN or by referral if needed
  • Routine referrals to a board-certified Ultrasonographer in London, for an Echocardiography exam of the heart and we get a written assessment from a cardiologist. 
  • New ProBNP blood screen for assessment of the heart muscle "stress" - gives good indication of severity of disease and likelihood of being clinically relevant.  

Dentistry:  Our advanced dental services include a complete oral health examination under anesthesia with full charting, cleaning, polishing, periodontal treatment, dental X-rays, tooth extractions, some oral surgery, fracture repairs and diagnostic biopsies.   

Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for stat chemistry testing, as well as complete urinalysis with culture and parasite testing. We also fully utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for both routine and specialized diagnostics and consultations.  We chose to do most of our blood diagnostics at a referral laboratory for quality control, better value for our clients and better test options.  Turnaround time for the results is remarkably fast, with most tests available the next day, even if sent out at 6 pm.  We do in-house urine testing as this is best done ASAP and our technicians are highly experienced at running them. 

Permanent identification: Microchip implantation is offered at our clinic.  This can be done in a routine outpatient appointment for most cats and includes a short-acting mild pain medication injection.  The implantation is very fast and now involves an even smaller chip and needle.  It is ideal to consider microchipping with any anesthetic for the "no sting" option.  We highly recommend having such permanent identification for your cat as well as a visible collar with ID.     

Pharmacy:  We maintain an extensive inventory of pharmaceuticals, supplements, toys, Chinese and Western herbal remedies, flea control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your cat. We also carry a full line of prescription diets as well as life stage diets. 


Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your cat.

Strategic Deworming Programs:  We develop deworming programs that help protect both you and your pet.  It is now recommended to deworm your pets on a regular basis, whether indoors or out, as they can get roundworms from eating flies and tapeworms from eating fleas, even if they don't hunt.  Some parasites are contagious to you as well and CAPC parasite control guidelines now recommends cat deworming as protection for pet owners.

Dietary Counselling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, weight loss and specific diseases (for example - diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis).  Supplements may also play a role in aiding recovery from illness or prevention of progression, and this is covered extensively in the routine or followup appointments.  
 
Behavioural Counselling:  We provide basic advice regarding the prevention of problems such as spraying, scratching furniture, play biting and night-time vocalizing in our routine annual appointments.  We also offer complete behaviour counselling for more exensive and well developed problems such as spraying, housesoiling and inter-cat aggression. 

Ultrasound Examinations:  We  work closely with a board-certified Radiologist in London, who provides comprehensive ultrasound exams.  We can also refer to the Ontario Veterinary College or specialist centers near Toronto if needed.

Our Facility...

In addition to the above services, we offer a closely supervised hospitalization area, an isolation area and comfortable cages for hospitalized cats that include a separate sleeping/eating and litter-box area with comfy fleeces for bedding.

Our waiting room is cat-exclusive (no pesky dogs) and we have a raised "cat-waiting" area in the reception.  We also aim to get cats into the exam room quicky, so they don't have to watch other cats arrive and they can acclimatize to being in the clinic before their appointment.  We have 2 examination rooms to accomodate the incoming cat as well as to allow our technicians to go over any discharge instructions or medication instructions on discharge, without being in the busy reception area.