Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


I am honored to announce that I have been asked to serve as a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners‘ Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council.

The Cat Friendly Practice program provides an opportunity for veterinary practices to elevate care for cats and reduce the stress associated with the visit.

This initiative is near and dear to my heart. In my years in working in veterinary practices, I’ve seen far too many cats who didn’t get the care they deserved because veterinary staff didn’t have the resources, training and tools to truly understand that cats are not small dogs, and that they need to be treated differently.

Being a member of this council will give me an opportunity to provide guidance and contribute to the program’s content and resources. I’ll also get information of any new program resources or information.

I’m excited about this wonderful opportunity because it will increase my ability to impact feline health and well-being through educating both cat guardians and veterinary teams.

And of course, I will keep you updated on any and all information from either this advisory council or the AAFP in general that can help you make your cats’ lives happier and healthier.

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20 Comments on I’m a Member of the Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council

  1. couldn’t be more deserved!!!!
    My Vet (who also sees dogs) is a “Cat Friendly” practice……..soooooooooo happy you were chosen!!!!!!

  2. Congratulations Ingrid!!! They couldn’t have asked for a better person to join them!! I always enjoy your posts…they are all informative and so helpful!

  3. This is wonderful. Congratulations! When I first moved to the town I am in now, I had a hard time finding a vet who really knew how to handle cats.

  4. Congratulations, Ingrid!! AAFP is a terrific organization for all things on cat health and you are a perfect partner for spreading the word. Check out our cat owner resources at

  5. Congratulations, Ingrid!! They couldn’t have asked anyone better to join the Council. I have no doubt that you will be an asset to the Council and that you will work to improve the care of kitties.

    I’m not sure if our new vet is at a cat-friendly practice, but they did have separate waiting areas for cats and dogs (which was really nice because Carmine is nervous enough at the vet as is) and the staff were all very gentle with my baby. They seemed to be understanding of Milita’s anxiety and fear when I talked about how they might work with her as well. We’ll see how that goes next month.

    Congratulations, again. I’m really happy for you!

  6. Ingrid,

    Congratulations. The AAFP, could not have picked a better peron. Am looking forward to future articles. Cats and, cat parents need to have more information.

    As a cat parent, am always looking for current information. Want to keep my boys with me for as long as possible.


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