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July 5, 2014
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Windsor Veterinary Clinic, Downing Center for Animal Pain Management named Cat Friendly Practices

Windsor Veterinary Clinic and The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management are proud to announce that their gold level certification as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners has been renewed.

The gold level is the highest level of certification. These two practices were the first in Colorado to receive the certification when the program began in early 2012.

The Cat Friendly Practice program was created to improve the treatment, handling and overall healthcare of cats, and to equip veterinary practices with tools, resources and information to elevate the standard of care for cats.

“We are committed to providing quality care to our patients. When we heard about AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practice program, we knew it was time to take a fresh look at the practice to determine what could be done to make the veterinary visit more positive for cats and cat owners,” said Sharon DeNayer, practice manager and cat advocate for Windsor Veterinary Clinic and The Downing Center. “We evaluated every aspect of the practice and its environment from the perspective of the cat. We can proudly say that from the minute they walk through the door, our patients and clients will be part of a welcoming, comfortable experience that will ultimately lead to the improved health of our feline patients.”

Cat-friendly practices have adapted their environments to be less stressful to cats and to meet their unique needs. The staff at these practices has also been trained in ways to interact and handle cats so examinations and procedures will be less stressful.

For more information about Windsor Veterinary Clinic, call (970) 686-9664 or go to For more information about The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, call (970) 674-0434 or go to

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