The Feline Hospital,
a cat-only veterinary clinic in Salem, Massachusetts, was founded in July 1984 by Dr. Kathleen Keefe-Ternes. At the time, there was only one
other clinic in the state
that specialized in caring
for cats. Limiting patients to
just cats allowed Dr. Ternes to put
into practice the concept that
cats are not small dogs and
need to be treated with
exclusive care. Everything
about The Feline Hospital
speaks to that belief. The hospital has a warm, home-like atmosphere and
our staff is skilled in all things feline.
Our exam rooms even have a little "cave" where our patients can jump into to wait before or
after their examinations.
Dr. Ternes, one
of only two board certified feline specialists in the
state of Massachusetts and her dedicated,
professional veterinary team strive to provide every cat with the healthiest, happiest and longest life
possible. We treat every cat as if it were our own. We
understand that caring for a cat requires a team approach. "Pediatrics with four feet" is how
describes feline medicine. Therefore, client education and communication are
hallmarks of the practice.
a comprehensive facility
with both laboratory
and radiology services on site
and offer a full range of surgery and dental procedures.
Yearly checkup is as essential as food and love.
AMERICA?S PET HEALTH EXPERTS URGE PET OWNERS
TO SCHEDULE VETERINARY CHECKUPS AT LEAST ONCE
PER YEAR TO FIGHT PREVENTABLE DISEASES
Partners for Healthy Pet Leads Drive to Remind Pet Owners
of the Importance of Preventive Healthcare
CHICAGO (October 7, 2013)
America?s veterinarians are taking aim at reducing the rate of
preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to
schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Many practicing
veterinarians are seeing increases in pet obesity, diabetes, kidney
disease, arthritis, and heart disease among America?s pets ?conditions
that can shorten our pets? lives. That is why pet health experts have
partnered in a comprehensive effort to convince pet owners that annual
checkups can help ensure that their pets live happier, healthier lives.
?Annual veterinary checkups are as important as food and love to a pet?s
health and well-being,? said Ron DeHaven, DVM and Chairman for Partners
for Healthy Pets.
?Many pet owners are either too busy or
just skip annual checkups. That?s why we are campaigning to urge pet
owners to make annual checkups a habit and schedule at least one per
year,? said DeHaven. He explained that only veterinarians have the
training to identify and treat preventable diseases and conditions that
can lead to better, less costly outcomes for pets. According to
DeHaven, Partners for Healthy Pets is a collaboration of industry
leaders with a shared interest in the health of our nation?s pets.
Formed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American
Animal Hospital Association and more than 100 other pet health
organizations; the purpose of the Partnership is to help pet owners
understand the importance of preventive healthcare for their pets
for more information.