Riverside Cat Hospital / Hospital Policies

Riverside Cat Hospital

OKEMOS, MI 48864




Hospital Policies


Handling Your Cat in the Clinic

Even though we make every effort to help our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to bring your cat in a carrier. The ideal carrier can be opened from the top or have the top half easily removed, allowing us to examine your cat without needing to pull him out of the carrier.  Cats being discharged from the hospital following surgery or anesthesia are required to be transported in a carrier.  Inexpensive, reusable cardboard carriers are available for clients who need one.  Just ask!

For your safety, we ask that you refrain from handling your cat during examination or procedures. Our doctor and staff are trained in safe handling techniques to complete your cat's examination as quickly, thoroughly, safely, and comfortably as possible.


Prescription Policy

If your cat needs prescription medication, such as flea or parasite preventative, or medication to treat an illness, we are happy to provide the medication from our in-house pharmacy.  We also have an online pharmacy for those who like to shop from the comfort of home. If you prefer to obtain your cat's medication from another pharmacy, we will gladly provide you with a written prescription.  Unfortunately, we are not able to fax prescriptions to internet pharmacies, and we are not able to email prescriptions. We urge our clients to be cautious when using internet pharmacies. Guidelines from the AVMA can help you to be sure the pharmacy your are using is legitimate, and that they are selling quality, veterinary approved medications. If your cat needs a prescription refill, feel free to submit a prescription refill request online from our site.


Payment Policy

We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and personal checks.  We also accept Care Credit. You can use this link to learn more, apply for a Care Credit account, or send us a payment. If your cat's illness requires hospitalization, you will be asked to leave a deposit upon admission to the hospital.  Any remaining balance will be due upon patient discharge.


Privacy Policy

All of the information we collect about our patients and clients is kept in the strictest confidence.  We will never release or sell your personal information to anyone without your permission.