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Cat Days

For cat people by cat people. Veterinary professionals who love and understand cats!


We offer blocks of time just for cats in our Wellness Center. No dogs are allowed during these time blocks to help make the trip to the vet as stress-free as possible for your kitty. They will have specialized attention and rooms customized to help make them feel safe and comfortable.  

Cats-only appointments take place in a calm, quiet environment with no loud barking dogs. There will be no dog smells or dog paws clicking through the hallways. Cats are not an afterthought; they are our priority. The entire staff has special training and knowledge of cats and feels passionate about making cat visits as low stress as possible. We use gentle techniques, food rewards, and toys to form positive associations with the vet. By minimizing stress at the vet, we can keep your cat feeling positive about their vet visits for years to come.

Our team of feline-loving veterinarians, including Dr. Shafer, who is a proud member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, can help give you the best care and information for your cat. If you are interested in making an appointment during our Cat Days please contact our front desk. 

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Cat Day Calendar, March
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Call to request a Cat Day appointment, 215-563-8387

Cat Friendly Practice Silver

Art City Vets & Urgent Care is officially a Silver Cat-Friendly Certified Practice! We are helping take the stress of veterinary visits for your felines. Being a Cat-Friendly Certified Practice means... 

  • We have a feline-friendly environment with feline-only rooms

  • Safer and easier exam for cats 

  • Less stress during a visit 

  • Highly knowledgable veterinary staff specific to cats 

  • Waiting areas tailored to help reduce stress for cats 

  • Understand the unique needs and behaviors of cats

  • Understand how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner

  • Have the appropriate equipment and facilities needed to diagnose and treat feline patients

Cat Tips!

To improve your pet’s vet experience by leaving the carrier out at home so they can use it as a bed. Offer treats and catnip in the carrier to form positive associations.

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Cat Vaccines


  • Kitten (birth to 1 year) - Monthly until 6 months

  • Young Adults (1-7 years) - Annual

  • Mature Adults (7-10 years) - Annual

  • Senior (>7 years) - Every 6 months



  • Kitten (Birth up to 1 year)

    • Retroviral testing (FeLV/FIV)

    • Annual Fecal Testing

  • Young Adult (1-6 years)

    • Annual Fecal Testing


  • Mature Adult (7-10 years)

    • Annual Fecal Testing

    • Every 1-2 year blood chemistries, complete blood count, urinalysis, thyroid, and blood pressure


  • Senior (>10 years)

    • Annual Fecal Testing

    • Every 6-12 months blood chemistries, complete blood count, urinalysis, thyroid, and blood pressure

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Make sure to check out our blogs focused on cat information written by our team!

Cat Behaviorist 

Liz Italia, Liz’s Kitty Boot Camp

Cat behavior is complex. Do you need help with your cat? My name is Liz, and I’m here to help. My goal is to help every cat be their best self, and help every owner understand their cat.

Cat Behavior Behaviorist

Cat FAQs

What vaccines do cats need?

Cats typically need core vaccines like feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline viral rhinotracheitis, and feline calicivirus, as well as rabies vaccination as required by law.

Do indoor cats still need vaccinations?

Yes, indoor cats should still receive vaccinations, as they can be exposed to diseases through contact with humans, other animals, or even outdoor environments.

How often do indoor cats need vaccines?

The frequency of vaccines for indoor cats may vary based on individual risk factors and local regulations. Consult with your veterinarian for a vaccination schedule tailored to your cat's needs.

How often should indoor cats go to the vet?

Indoor cats should have annual check-ups, to ensure they are healthy, up to date on vaccinations, and receive preventive care.

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