Cat Friendly Practice - Riverside Cat Hospital - Okemos, MI

Riverside Cat Hospital

OKEMOS, MI 48864



Cat Friendly Practice


We are a Cat Friendly Practice!

The Cat Friendly Practice Program was established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners to help meet the health care needs of cats and cat owners. This is done by reducing the stress associated with a veterinary visit, increasing the quality of veterinary care, and helping veterinary team members better understand cat's unique behavior and needs.

In order to earn Cat Friendly Practice certification, veterinary practices must implement a number of performance criteria and demonstrate that they are qualified and dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary care for cats. Performance criteria are provided for the following hospital areas: 


  • Staff training and continuing education
  • The veterinary facility and waiting room
  • Feline friendly handling and client interactions
  • The exam room and clinical records
  • Wards facilities
  • Pain management
  • Surgical and dental equipment
  • Diagnostic imaging and laboratory equipment
  • Treatment/Health & Safety
  • Preventative care by life stages


We are one of only a handful of Gold-Level Cat Friendly Practices in the state of Michigan. Designation as a Gold-Level Cat Friendly Practice means that our practice has taken the extra steps to ensure that we are meeting the unique needs of our feline patients, and that we have implemented feline-friendly standards. Our certification shows that we have demonstrated a high level of commitment and excellence in feline medicine.

For more information about the Cat Friendly Practice program, you can read the following brochure for pet owners: Cat Friendly Brochure