Rau Animal Hospital:
2135 Jenkintown Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Fax: 215-884-8851
Mon - Fri: 8am - 9:30pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sun: 8am - 3pm
Here at Rau Animal Hospital, it is our passion and privilege to be the guardian of your pet’s healthcare. As your trusted advisor, it is also our responsibility to keep you appraised of any potential threats to your animal’s welfare.
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Veterinary Services For Cats

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Since the 1920s the veterinarians and support staff at Rau Animal Hospital have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We believe that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

Rau Animal Hospital offers preventative health care as well as advanced diagnostic and surgical services. Our commitment to quality service has lead our  hospital to become well known and respected throughout the veterinary industry. Our veterinarians are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

We Are A Certified Cat Friendly Hospital

The Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) is a program created by the American Association of Feline Practitioners with the purpose of improving the lives of feline patients by providing the highest quality feline care possible. To become CFP certified, a practice must effectively address the needs of its feline patients and dedicate itself to creating a ‘cat-friendly’ hospital environment.
Rau Animal Hospital is sensitive to the unique healthcare needs of feline patients, and is committed to creating a calm, stress-free environment for you and your cat. Our ‘Cat-Only’ Area, in our waiting room, offers a quieter area for our feline patients that are stressed in social situations.     
Through education, communication, and regular preventative visits, we hope to work with you to ensure that your cat is the happiest and healthiest he can be. The partnership between owner and veterinarian is essential to your cat’s well-being.
This accreditation means our veterinary practice specializes in meeting the diverse array of feline needs, including:
  • Understanding the unique needs of cats, thereby making veterinary visits more cat-friendly
  • Understanding how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner
  • Having an appropriate standard of equipment needed to diagnose and treat feline patients
  • Meeting the standards for the facilities and care of hospitalized cats

Our Hospital Supports Every Stage Of Your Cat’s Life

As your feline friend grows, they will move through four distinct stages of life. 
  • Kitten: 0-12 months
  • Adult: 1-8 years
  • Senior: 9 - 13 years
  • Geriatric: 14+ years
Naturally, as a cat grows and progresses through life, it will undergo physiological changes and face a variety of life events that will require care and attention. From kitten care to geriatric cat medicine, consistent preventive care can make all the difference in the quality of life of your cat. Ultimately your cat’s health will impact your relationship with them. 
Cats are very good at hiding illness.  In fact, most cats will simply become less active and less interactive when very ill.  Any signs of illness that a cat may show will be very subtle. Any change in their behavior should warrant a consideration that they may be ill.  Many clients will return from work to find that their cat simply does not greet them at the door as usual. This may be an indication that your cat is ill. Because the signs of cat illness are so subtle, if you should notice any obvious changes in behavior please call our office.

Make An Appointment With Rau Animal Hospital Today

Our success as a cat hospital is a reflection of the health and happiness of our patients and clients. From preventive medicine to comprehensive illness and disease intervention, our cat hospital staff will ensure that your next visit to our cat hospital will resonate with care, respect, transparency and compassion. Schedule an appointment today.


Contact us to schedule an appointment with a cat veterinarian today!