The Feline Hospital
81 Webb Street
Salem, MA 01970

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  Phone: 978-744-8020 Fax:  978-745-8253  e-mail:

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 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.