This summer, we will be presenting a series of free lectures on topics that any cat lover will find exciting and worthwhile. For our inaugural lecture, we are very proud to present Dr. Dawn Nolan, the VCA Montgomery General Practice Medical Director speaking on Improving the Feline Experience: What it means to be a Cat Friendly Hospital.” This talk will focus on the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) guidelines for creating a Cat Friendly Hospital, and what they mean for the the care of feline patients, their owners, and the veterinary team.
Bio: Dr. Nolan has been the General Practice Medical Director at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital since February 2007. She graduated in 1997 from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Previously practicing in Dallas, Texas for 8 years, she relocated to New Mexico with her husband and 4 cats. Dr. Nolan sees both the feline and canine species but has found her passion in the welfare of cats, in particular.
Dr. Nolan is the primary Feline Advocate at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and has gradually increased the overall awareness of the feline species within the hospital, both in General Practice and in Specialty Practice. Recognizing that the feline species is greatly misunderstood has encouraged her to complete the requirements for the AAFP “Gold” Certification as a ”Cat Friendly Practice” in May 2013. This certification recognizes that “the practice values the feline patient’s distinct needs in both the physical environment of the practice as well as the way in which medical care is delivered.”
We hope you will join us to meet Dr. Nolan, and to learn about this unique approach to feline health care. Also, our talented volunteer, Jess, has produced a very witty flyer for the event that you will want to post in your office, on bulletin boards, or just on your own refrigerator door. Please download the flyer and share it with your friends!
The lecture will be at 2:00 on Sunday, June 30th in the lecture room at VCA Montgomery, at 9901 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors VCA Montgomery and Clark’s Pet Emporium, the lectures will be free. If you would like to sponsor future talks, please contact us, or if you would like to make a donation to support our work, just click the “Donate” button to right, or visit our “Support Fabulous” page. Also, it would help us to plan if you could drop us an email letting us know you are coming.
See you on the 30th!