The Valentine Charlton Cat Centre is a unique, purpose-built facility providing veterinary services for all cats. It was made possible by a generous bequest from the late Valentine Charlton, private and corporate donations, and dollar-for-dollar funding from the University of Sydney.
The Valentine Charlton Cat Centre has three key aims:
The Centre provides first-opinion services and a referral service specifically for feline cases referred by veterinarians in general practice. Our cat-friendly staff includes Specialists in Feline Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology and Dermatology, supported by our team of Specialists in advanced imaging, anaesthesia, ophthalmology and behavior. State-of-the-art facilities at the Centre include nuclear medicine for treating hyperthyroidism, CT, MRI and chemotherapy.
We provide essential training in feline-specific issues to postgraduates in the DVM veterinary medicine program to prepare them for the unique nature of feline practice. We provide advanced residency training programs to Specialists in-training.
The Valentine Charlton Cat Centre is internationally renowned for excellence in clinical research in a range of feline diseases. Our goal is to improve the health and welfare of cats everywhere through strictly “no-kill” clinical research. Major projects include developing effective cures and prevention strategies for viral and fungal diseases and for a range of feline cancers.
Much of our work is funded by donations from the public. Donate to support feline research.
The Valentine Charlton Cat Centre is proud to registered as a ‘silver level’ Cat Friendly Clinic by the International Society of Feline Medicine. This is in recognition of our feline specific facilities (e.g cat only waiting rooms, consultation rooms and hospital wards) and our focus on the unique behavioural and medical needs of cats in the veterinary hospital environment.