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Feline Exclusive Veterinary Medicine: Your neighborhood Cat Clinic

Welcome to Uniquely Cats® Veterinary Center!

The #1 Cat Veterinary Hospital in the Heart of Boulder

Located in the REI/Marshall’s Plaza on 28th Street

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Veterinary Hours of Operation

Hospital Hours

*Closed from 12:00 to 12:30 pm
on Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri.

Monday* 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday* 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday* 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday* 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday Closed

 

Veterinary Location and Phone

Location

In the REI/Marshall's Plaza, at the north end by Hazel's Beverage World

1915 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

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303-500-5158

Experience Matters!

 

We Understand Cats

Our Mission: Saving the World One Cat at a Time!

Boulder Cat Vet watches over the Health of your Feline

Cats

Unique and awe-inspiring creatures, they grace us by accepting us into their lives and allowing us the privilege of caring for them.  

“Cats Are Not Small Dogs.”

Cats are a unique species with unique medical needs. Effective feline healthcare must be based on understanding that uniqueness. As dedicated feline-exclusive professionals, our knowledge of feline-specific health and medicine informs everything we do for you and your cat.

Cats Are Our Passion

The Feline Healthcare Team at the Uniquely Cats® Veterinary Center is motivated by a deep passion for cats — for helping cats to live healthy lives, for helping sick cats to get better, for nurturing the human-feline bond, and for sharing our knowledge and the joy of feline health and happiness.  We are dedicated to providing the most thorough, compassionate and advanced care to each individual cat entrusted to our care.

Feline-Specific Care

Our cat care, provided in the feline-friendly, homelike environment of our state-of-the-art hospital, emphasizes disease prevention through species-appropriate nutrition, wellness care, risk-based vaccination plans, environmental enrichment, and stress management.  We are experts in the diagnosis and compassionate treatment of feline disorders.Feline Veterinarians here to help your cat

Every Cat Is Unique

We understand that every cat, cat parent, and cat home dynamic is unique. Our doctors and staff will work with you as a team to find the most effective path, for you and your cat, to good health and a happy life together.

Experience Matters

Our Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Fern Slack, brings over 25 years of experience of feline-only veterinary care and a deep and abiding love of cats to the Uniquely Cats® Veterinary Center.

Introduction to Uniquely Cats® Veterinary Center by Dr. Fern

Feline Veterinary Video Introduction

ALL THINGS FELINE

What Cat Parents Want To Know

Dr. Fern’s philosophy to cat veterinary medicine starts with one simple truth: “Education is the first line of defense for our feline friends.”  As you get to know the cat vets at Uniquely Cats® Veterinary Center you will see that there is a difference in the approach taken from that of corporate and institutional medicine.  Each cat and their human have a unique relationship. It is our goal to help you better understand that relationship and in turn provide you with a better understanding of your feline friend.

We will continue to publish new articles to help you become a better cat parent. Remember you have been entrusted with the care and well being of your more transient feline friend. Your education will help extend their temporal journey through your life.

Ack, My Cat Has Diarrhea!

Ack, My Cat Has Diarrhea!

Your cat has suddenly started having diarrhea. Now what? Nobody likes to deal with their cat’s diarrhea, but diarrhea in and of itself is not a bad thing. It’s the body’s natural way of getting something bad out of the system and healing itself. 

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20 Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

20 Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

We love our cats and we want them to live long and healthy lives.  To do this, we need to know when our cat isn’t feeling well. The biggest challenge faced by devoted cat parents is this: cats are terrible at telling us when they don’t feel well. Cats hide everything.

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Cat Veterinary Myths

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Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Our Veterinary Staff and Services!

Veterinary Testimonials
I appreciated how passionate Dr. Goodrich was about cats and how much time she took to discuss with me what the latest research says about cats.
Berenice Nuss
We’ve been going here for years and continue to stick with Uniquely Cats even after we moved 30 minutes away. All the veterinarians are wonderful and really understand cats! I also love how personable and empathetic the... staff are. One of our cats has IBD and their treatment and attention to detail has helped her make a turnaround better than any other vet! I would definitely recommend.read more
Michelle A. Kin
The professionals at UCVC are caring , thorough and experienced. The combination of loving attention with detailed and well explained scientific results puts us at ease that our feline family member is receiving the best... possible care and that we are learning every bit of relevant information to make informed decisions about recommendations and treatment.read more
Sandy Briggs
I’ve been going to Uniquely Cats for the past three years. I have complete confidence in what they do.Dr. Fern Slack is remarkable in her knowledge , after my visit I receive a detailed report and plan of action, so there... is no mistake in what needs to be done. Staff is excellent answering all my many questions and concerns.I highly recommend them.Char Kearnsread more
charlotte kearns
We always feel our pets' best interest is in mind, and the entire staff truly cares about their patients. Our questions are thoroughly answered and in a timely manner. We are treated likely family!
Kristen Stangel
Dr Fern provides incredibly detailed reports and will research for answers until she can find solutions to kitty issues. The front office and support staff are very patient with anxious pet guardians.
Janelle Nagar
If you truly want the best care for your cat, this is the vet for you. The entire staff is incredibly helpful, well-informed, and they all genuinely love cats. Drs. Fine and Fern are clearly experts in the field, and the... effort that they put into educating their clients on proper cat care goes above and beyond.I read the negative reviews for the clinic, and the biggest criticism comes from people who are frustrated with the strict dietary recommendations from the vets here. In this case, I believe the fault is with the people who are unwilling to give their cats proper nutrition, and not with Uniquely Cats. Cats should not eat dry food, period. Cats cannot digest plant materials, period. This information has been proven time and time again through research. If you had a lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant human child, would you feed him a daily diet of macaroni and cheese? NO. This is common sense. Listen to the experts, and do some research yourself.Bottom line: if you love your cat, and if you are willing to make the right changes to ensure your cat is as happy and healthy as possible, Uniquely Cats is the absolute best place for you and your cat. If you aren't willing to make your cat's health a priority, maybe find another vet.read more
Lisa Viltz
The staff is so attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. We drive all the way from Thornton to visit.
Ali Rodriguez-Carlson
Great place ever compassionate friendly staff great doctors I know my cat was well taken care of I highly recommend this veterinarian center for any one who loves there cat thank you guy's very much
Paul Steele
I took my cat here the first time to get a third opinion on my card teeth. I had taken him to a vet who said they needed to be removed due to infection and then a second who said he just needed his teeth cleaned. I took him... here and they seconded the removal but also recommended a new diet. I tried the homemade cat food recipe they give and he improved drastically. People who hadn't seen him in months commented on how shiny and energetic he was. He's currently 14/15 and had been on this diet for 3/4 years. People still comment on how he doesn't look or act old and that he's so fiesty and happy. It's a process to make the homemade cat food but a couple hours is worth it for him. I'm very glad I came here because they have been extremely careful and considerate with my kitty.read more
Miranda Hook
So I am going to share my experience honestly.My kitty's first visit was with Dr. Fine, and it was very similar to one of the reviews.The full conversation with her during the visit just became a judgmental lecture on my... aspect. She did not seem to understand that sometimes it is hard to get cats on fully wet diet on the owner's end even though it is good for the cats. I was given with a brief report that is hard to read after I asked on my own two weeks after.Anyway I was almost getting so negative on Dr. Fine that I would not come back again. But while my friends are still recommending, so I tried switching to another doctor, Dr. Goodrich. She is totally different! She is so compassionate on cats while giving out suggestions very kindly! I enjoyed the conversation with her: she went through necessary information throughly, recommended stuff nicely, and also understood the situation while we cannot reach to the optimal situation. She also got back to me with a long, detailed and fully explained written email report on the exam during that appointment! After the visit my kitty got sick again and during this whole time, she was so responsive through email. I can see that she cares about every kitty she has seen and would like to provide the best for them. I really appreciate it.So overall, this is a good hospital for cats especially when they are only focusing on cats but not treat them as "small dogs" like many other places will. The important thing to pay attention is that you do want to pick the vets you like.read more
Cheryl Liu
Great experience! They listened and gave very insightful advice that has led to our 20 year old cat acting like the true little carpet lion that she wants to be. I honestly feel like they have given us extra years with our... fuzziest of family members. Cannot recommend enough.read more
Steve Cepek
am just blown away by this place I could cry. I've had a series of awful experiences with vets in my lifetime. When your animal is sick you feel helpless. It cant talk and tell you what its feeling. You would expect a... little empathy. Well I'd had enough and decided to take a coworker's recommendation to check out Uniquely being that they specialize in cats only! My cat is highly aggressive with vets btw so it's always an ordeal. We showed up promptly at 8a and were immediately greeted at the door where kitty was collected. About 15 minutes later the doctor called and we chatted. It was the loveliest most informative, educational conversation I've had about cats! I wish I recorded it lol. Dr Goodrich was passionate, knowledgeable and incredibly thorough. I wish they had a sister vet that serviced dogs. When I went to collect him the sweet lady dropping him off took her time to talk to me about diet suggestions. Oh and she was just snuggling with my "aggressive" cat lol. I received an email later (on a Sunday!). The level of detail and care is like nothing I've ever seen, and so incredibly personalized noting behavior observations. What a beautiful holistic approach. I'm so grateful to have come across you guys! Thank you from all my heart!!!read more
Sarah Ezzat
Wonderful staff and overall experience. My husband took our newly adopted Persian to see Dr. Fine at Uniquely Cats and I have to say, our experience was phenomenal from start to finish. Arrianna was very kind and attentive... when I called to make the appointment, getting as much history on our kitty as possible to ensure the best appointment evaluation possible. Once it was time for our kitty’s appointment, drop off was quick and easy. Dr. Fine spent almost an hour on the phone with my husband, going over all the details and recommendations of care for our new furry family member (this is our very first cat)! And she even let him know that she will be sending an email with everything they discussed so that we can reference it if we need any reminders. We choose to do the recommendation bloodwork and urine culture, any she let us know when to expect results and that she would be giving us another call at that time.Just phenomenal care all around. Thorough from start to finish. Thank you!read more
Victoria Seigler
Best experience ive ever had at the vet. Wow
Meg Kisner
Dr. Fern and everyone at Uniquely Cats is wonderful! They have taken incredible care of my cats and focus on nutrition and preventative care. Highly recommended!
Christine Van Valey
Awesome vet for cats! Comprehensive (90 mins!) visit for first time patients. Dr. Fern takes the time to understand your cats history and needs!
Christina Dalby
Dr Fern is a highly skilled veterinarian whose approach to care is significantly more in depth and thoughtful than any we've previously experienced. She was thoughtful in her approach to a treatment plan for our cat and... weighed many factors including the cost in her recommendations. Dr. Fern fully immersed herself in our cats care. She and he staff presented themselves with integrity and compassion, the likes of which we've experienced from no other practitioner.When it came time to say goodbye to our 19 year old cat Dr. Fern and her lead technician Brittany came to our home and made a difficult process one of respect dignity and compassion and without pain for our cat.We highly recommend Dr. Fern and her team at Uniquely Cats for your valued cat's care.read more
Paul Teven
Very friendly staff when I took my cat in for a checkup. Quickest check-in process I've experienced at a vet, with all waiting taking place in a separate room so my cat wasn't exposed to other pets. Very affordable too!
Justin K
A shout out to Uniquely Cats.. They are truly an exceptional place for your fur babies, with the most progressional approach, answering my many questions...
Char K.
World class vets. World class service. I can’t speak highly enough about this place, the staff, the exceptional and thorough care, and knowledge they possess. I had another vet that missed a lot things that this clinic... caught, and thank God for that too, as it was paramount to her health. UCVC is my new primary now and I will never take my cats anywhere else ever again. This place is worth every.single.penny. Thank you, UCVC, for prolonging my cats life - it is the most priceless thing anyone could ask for. Warm purrs, Gaia & Gus <3read more
Lisa Cayton
Cats only (no barking dogs). Friendly and dedicated staff. Knowledgeable vets. There's no better place to help you care for your cat.
Bill Wareham
I actually took one of my kitties here 10/31/19 and I could not have been any happier with this place. Everyone was very kind, down to earth, compassionate and took time to answer all my questions thoroughly. Dr G... (Goodrich) even geeked out with me on cat health and some history on the topic, which I absolutely loved!! I loved everything about this cat hospital, a great experience!! I will be returning there and I highly recommend them☺ Thank you all!!read more
Brenda Ernst
If you have a cat, bring them here! The staff that really love and know how to handle cats. The waiting and examination rooms are calming and are designed for cat and human comfort. But the stars are there doctors--people... who have devoted their whole careers to not only treat cats as a vet, but research car health to make all cats healthier. The biggest thing you get from here is that cat diets have such an effect on so many health and behaviour problems.read more
Stacy Bruss
Amazingly knowledgeable vets here. Undiagnosed E. coli was diagnosed and treated when other vets missed it. The vet and staff educated us on cat dietary needs. The change in our cat after making diet changes has been quite... surprising. When we needed to board her for the first time cat boarding ever, and it could not have had a better experience. The staff answered my many questions. Mary let me set up my cat’s condo and gave me an update when I called. My cat received her meds daily and was well cared for. Thank goodness for Uniquely Cats!read more
Rob McCrain
After having met and chatted with Dr Fern at a couple of local festivals, we were impressed with her knowledge and approach to caring for cats. It was...
Sandy B.
I am so grateful to have Uniquely Cats in my community. If you are looking for fantastically out-of-this-world care for your feline friend, this is the place to go. The first appointment was 90 minutes and felt like a... conversation with a friend rather than a five minute drop-in like the typical vet appointment. Dr. Fine took her time to learn about Evie's behavioral, medical, dietary, and social history. She listened to my questions and provided context for many of the quirks Evie has.Dr. Fine's depth of knowledge about cat diets was incredibly impressive. If you aren't familiar with species appropriate diets, you need to go in with an open mind and try not to become defensive. She was also extremely compassionate and made it clear that lack of understanding of cat diets is common. It's easy to fall victim to marketing schemes from "big pet food" companies. The important thing is that we are improving Evie's diet now, and there is nothing to feel guilty about.This office obviously has the best interest of your pet in mind and will be very helpful if you let them. Yes, I spent a little more money than I would have expected. But I value my pet's health and know that it is money well-spent.The wellness exam was thorough and compassionate, the techs were excellent taking blood and urine. Evie even got a pedicure. They were sweet to her, complimented her many times, and let me go back with her to take samples. I'm beyond thrilled to have this new doctor in our lives, and can't wait to see the changes in my best friend when we switch her diet. Thank you, Dr. Fine and staff!!!read more
Lizzie Stelten
The entire team at Uniquely Cats is incredible, and they've gone above and beyond time and again for my sweet cat. I've had the pleasure of interacting with each of the vets, and they are all thorough, understanding, and... knowledgeable. Recently, my cat had a serious, acute condition, and they were able to manage it quickly and effectively, helping keep her comfortable and nursing her back to health. I can't recommend this office enough, and trust them implicitly to care for my feline family members.read more
Rachel Barone
My dearly loved cat Beemer was seen today for the first time at Uniquely Cats. Upon entering the beautiful facility I was greeted by a wonderful staff and was offered a variety of refreshments. This facility is like none... I’ve been to nor seen over the years.Beemer was seen by the most compassionate and knowledgeable Dr, Dr Fern, who had so much knowledge and insight on vital issues never discussed with me before at any veterinary clinic I’ve been to in the past. She is an amazing Dr that opened my eyes to the importance of feline diet and cat nutrition. I can reassure anyone that is looking for someone you can trust for the very best care and love for your cat, please call the outstanding staff at Uniquely Cats. The information and all around staff care that was received today was above and beyond.Catinaread more
Kat Hat
I have never been to a vet who was so thorough. Highly recommend
Lisa Dickson
We've been taking our cats to the humane society for five years now, but finally decided to try Uniquely Cats after a bad experience with their old vet. Our Luna is very easily freaked out, and lashes out at any stranger who... tries to touch him. UC had a bunch of useful info on their website about how to best calm him down before our first visit. When we arrived, we were immediately given a private room where we could let Luna out of his crate. The vet allowed him to explore for a bit before coming in, then gave us a very thorough breakdown of how to change his diet to fix the issues he was having. The vet also gave us a full price quote before completing any additional services.We are completely switching both of our cats' care over to Uniquely Cats, because their staff were all so patient and loving with our kitty and took our concerns seriously. I've never seen Luna more relaxed at a vet visit!read more
Nina Reed
We just had an exceptional visit here. Our cat has never been this calm at an appointment, they indeed have a special touch with cats. The facilty, team and care are top notch, better than what some humans might experience... at their human healthcare provider. Thank you for the phenomenal care and experience that you provided for our feline family member!read more
Rita Zamora
Wow! What can I say about this place? The place is calming for both kitties and myself. The vet is personable, never condescending, but rather talks to us like an old friend who understands our needs and what our kitties... needs are. The receptionists at the front desk and the coordinators at the back are one of the most awesome and understanding people ever. It's a true taste and microcosm of the Colorado spirit and the best the state has to offer. I will miss this place as I head back to NYC!read more
Phillip Kwong
Very professional. I always feel in good hands here.
Vinc Duran
Dr. Fern and her staff are amazing! Yes they may be a bit more expensive than other vets but they (especially Dr. Fern) are way more knowledgeable about keeping cats healthy and really understanding what health issues cats... may have. I have been to many vets that just prescribe a pill or liquid without much investigation that does not target the underlying problem and ends up in multiple visits to try to figure out what is going on. Dr. Fern does not do this, she is very thorough and also explains in terms that normal people can understand and I have never had any other vets do this! I have had 2 cats pass in the last 1.5 years due to cancer and it was devastating! Dr. Fern was in literally sat in the floor with me as I cried and hugged me so tight which is something I really needed at that moment. I could go on and on here but the last thing I want to say is many people unknowingly feed there cats crappy dry food and honestly I believe this is part of why many cats are obese and have kidney and liver problems and before you know it, it's too late to save them because of diabetes etc. If you really care about your cats you will investigate and research what cats are really supposed to be eating, it could make a huge difference in your cats life!read more
Christy Ogden
Like most pet parents, my cat is my everything. I took her to the Uniquely Cats Vet Center since they specialize in cats. My cat is special needs too so I...
kassandra t.
Amazing! Knowledgeable! Beyond helpful. My cat is doing so much better on the suggested diet change. He is no longer throwing up, and he is eating foods that are applicable to his native diet. I have gone to numerous... clinics that advise "prescription" canned food for "sensitive" stomachs, which did not ever help. Uniquely Cats is different. They actually helped. Go with an open mind. It can make all the difference in your beloved pet's energy and health.read more
Theresa Fackenthall
I recently visited Dr. Fine for my cats first visit at Unuquely Cats Veterinary Center and I couldn’t have been more impressed regarding the sensitivity of the design of their cat care environment. The best way I can... describe it is to compare it to the medical care environment we human animals are accustomed to. UCVC and Dr.Fine actually exceeded my own experiences in seeing a physician. They were the singular vet I’d been to that requested all of his prior health records (there must of been 60 pages of these because he’s 15 y/o). Following an initial visit lasting a FULL hour I received an email from Dr. Fine in which she summarized his prior treatment, current health status, her recommendations for future treatment and why she felt her recommendations were necessary. The amount of time and effort it must have taken her to do this for me much less for all of the patients she sees is astounding and far beyond the level of any medical care I’ve received in my 62 years of seeing doctors. In comparison the standards of human medical care are abismal.I could go on and on but I’ll limit this to one more credit of many I could attribute to the quality of care my kitty is now receiving…I’ve subsequently had many questions about the treatments to come which I’ve been able to email to Dr. Fine. She responds to these promptly and goes out of her way once again to make sure my concerns and questions are thoroughly addressed.My cat is a person too and I’m eternally grateful to have found UCVC.Kim Seilerread more
Kim Seiler
Love, love this vet office.🐾🐾🐾🐾
Abby Holmes
Great place with friendly and caring vets and staff.
James Wyles
Absolutely love this place! The inside is beautiful and doesn't feel like a vets office and the staff is so full of the correct knowledge... I won't be going anywhere else!
Arrianna Clair
My friend's cat fell ill right before Uniquely Cats opened their beautiful new center. Even during this crazy-busy time for them they made a house call to see his sick cat! These guys really care!
Cecelia Daniels
Amazing, beautiful clinic with truly dedicated staff. I brought my two kitties to Dr. Slack and she really took the time to see what was going on in their health. My highest recommendation.
Scott Rodwin
I've known Dr. Fern Slack for a while now as an absolute professional and knowledgeable clinician – and her gentle and caring touch with her patients is profoundly evident in the way she treats her own four legged friends. ... My grandkids love their three feline companions, and I couldn’t imagine trusting another Vet with their care. Happy to recommend Uniquely Cats!read more
Jim Kadlecek
There is no better feline Veterinarian than Dr Slack. She was my kitties Veterinarian in Virginia for over twenty years and I have no doubt she added many years to my cats lives. Boulder is so lucky to have a Veterinarian... of her caliber in their community. She truly cares about every one of her patients and provides quality care.read more
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