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  • We are a silver level Cat Friendly Clinic
  • We are a silver level Cat Friendly Clinic
  • We are a silver level Cat Friendly Clinic
  • We are a silver level Cat Friendly Clinic

Here at Oak Barn Vets in Guildford it is important to us to demonstrate our commitment to the animals you entrust into our care.

Working with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), we looked at how we could make Oak Barn Vets the best it could possibly be for cats, to ensure their visits were as stress free as possible for pets and for owners.

We know through years of experience that even getting your cat to the vets is difficult, so we want to make sure that, when they’re here, their visit is as calming as possible.

In order to achieve our Silver Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we were assessed by the ISFM across the board – from vets through to receptionists.

We have demonstrated that we:

  • Understand the needs of cats and have made visits to the vet clinic more cat friendly
  • Understand how to approach and handle cats gently and with care
  • Have good knowledge and equipment to manage the care of cats
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As a Silver Standard Cat Friendly Clinic, all our vets and nurses undertake ongoing formal study each year for continuing development and clinical governance. We are trained to handle cats in a manner that minimises stress, fear and anxiety, as well as advising owners on the best way to safely and comfortably transport their pet to Oak Barn Vets.

We have an in house cat advocate Amy Chilton who is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and provide information and advice on all elements of caring for your cat.

Our facilities include spacious hospitalisation wards, and teeth cleaning/dental procedure equipment. We have a separate waiting area for cats, so they don’t have to come into contact with other animals.

If you would like to know more about Cat Friendly Clinics and the criteria involved, please visit

Bringing your cat to the clinic

Taking your cat home from the clinic

What is a cat friendly clinic

Laparoscopy / key hole surgery

We are currently one of only a few practices in Surrey to offer Laparoscopy and are very excited about the greatly improved scope of surgical procedures it means we can offer and the benefits it brings to your pets.

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our large specious barn premises featuring our modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

We aim to provide a non-threatening, open plan but homely environment for your pets, combined with the most modern equipment and facilities in general practice.

To reduce stress for your pet in the event they need to be hospitalised we have separate hospital wards on different floors in the Barn.

They are all spacious, light and airy to minimise stress levels.

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What our clients say

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  • A lovely experience

    I came to the surgery because my kitten was having her first vaccination. Even though the practice seemed busy, the system was efficient, the staff kind and compassionate. Overall, a really lovely and, more importantly, stress-free experience.

  • My Mylo will be two in October from a puppy I have brought him to you. Always the vets who have treated Mylo have been understanding and kind to him giving accurate treatment for his quick healing. Before Mylo my two cats were treated by you one living to 16 the other 20 excellent compassion when they were put to sleep making that time easier for me to get through. Thank you to the office staff and nurses always welcoming and interact with Mylo. So for me I wouldn’t change anything.

  • Just super lovely staff and very, literally couldn’t be more helpful. My puppy arrived anxious and I was flustered after she had got very upset in the car. The team at the vets, cleaned her up, calmed me down, gave me a puppy pad for the way home, held her while I pad and helped me back to the car with her. The vet was kind, informative, explained things. Such a great experience… I’m so glad I chose you to be my vets.

  • All the staff are so friendly and helpful. You are never rushed and they show how much they all love the animals . Always helpful when you call with a query , no matter how silly you may think your questions is. Will always fit you in when it’s urgent or even when you just think it may be! Wouldn’t use any other practice 😊

  • We always feel welcomed and I really appreciate all the time the vets take to get to know the pet. I always feel reassured when I leave. Thank you 🤗

  • Myself and my dog were both very anxious, but the staff were so lovely and made me feel like it was all ok. Very reassuring.

  • Very lovely and helpful person who answered my call and booked me in. Lovely vet who showed such care towards my dog and explained everything very clearly.

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