We have achieved accreditation as a Cat Friendly Clinic (CFC) We are proud to be the only clinic north of Townville with this accreditation!
The CFC programme has been developed by the International Society of Feline Medicine, the veterinary
division of the leading feline charity International Cat Care, and accreditation has been made available in
partnership with Ceva, Royal Canin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Idexx, Elanco and Zoetis .
It aims to promote well-being and high standards of care for all cats visiting or being hospitalised in a veterinary clinic.
Under the programme, a clinic has to prove rigorous adherence to a set of criteria which includes
provision of facilities and demonstration of staff activities and attitudes aimed at reducing stress in cats,
both as in-patients and out-patients. The criteria includes having separate dog and cat waiting areas,
feline-friendly hospitalisation cages, and veterinary equipment specifically for treating cats.
Most importantly, staff are encouraged to approach and handle cats sensitively and respectfully. Clinics are
expected to maintain high standards of veterinary care, including continuing to update their knowledge of
feline medicine as new knowledge becomes available.
Head Vet Dr. Ellen Liddle & Vet Nurse Renee De Loryn are the clinic’s Cat Advocate, were proud to receive the clinic’s Silver Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation: “We wanted to make sure that a trip to our clinic was as
stress-free an experience as possible for our cat patients and their owners. Cats can get very anxious
when taken out of their usual environment, and this can make owners reluctant to seek veterinary
attention when their cat needs it. By undertaking Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation, we’ve committed to delivering high standards of cat care, with compassion and expertise.
Welcome to Southside Vets, We offer the best for your pets!
Southside Veterinary Surgery was purchased by Wade and Helen McAuley back in May 2000 and has been owned by them ever since. Since that time, the practice has grown to include six vets and over ten nurses.
A little bit about our practice:
Our hospital provides modern, professional, and personally tailored health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.
At Southside, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice as we know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. Being well informed will allow you to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.
With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines, and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.