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HOURS CHANGES:  Due to a decrease in doctor availability, starting on March 1st there will be a change in our hours of operation.  We will close at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.  We apologize if that makes it more inconvenient for some clients, but we need to keep the doctors fresh and rested to give you their best.

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 allows   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" which  our patients can jump into 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 Dr. Ternes describes feline medicine. Therefore, client education and communication are hallmarks of the practice.

We  are a  comprehensive  facility with  both   laboratory and  radiology services on site and offer a full range of surgery and dental procedures.



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Day Open Close
Monday 8:00am 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am 1:00pm
Thursday 8:00am 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 1:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed


The Feline Hospital
81 Webb Street
Salem, MA 01970

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