Ophthalmology

The London Cat Clinic is very proud to offer the UK’s first, and only, dedicated ophthalmology clinic for cats.

Our exciting new facility will be headed up by renowned veterinary ophthalmologist Dr Ursula Dietrich. Ursula has decades of high-profile international experience in the field and is joining us from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

Ursula has contributed to books and international research papers within the specialism and has held other prestigious positions including Chair of the Scientific Committee of European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 2007-2012 and was member of the Examination Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 2002-2006 and Associate Editor (Ophthalmology) of the Journal of Small Animal Practice since 2012-18. In addition, Ursula holds Diplomas from the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Opthalmologists.

Dr Dietrich says that cats benefit hugely from being in a feline-only veterinary environment: “Cats do not do well in a mixed veterinary environment where there are many other pets. The noise and different smells are an assault on their senses and their adrenaline and cortisol levels will spike, as there is literally nowhere to hide. At The London Cat Clinic, it is totally different. Cats are welcomed into our feline only environment and in the consulting rooms, they also have access to our Cat Cubbies which they can access if they feel anxious. For us, it’s all about the comfort and care of our patients, the cats.”