Cats Limited opened its doors on January 5th, 1995 in a leasehold storefront on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. The cat only practice offered patients and their families something different: care focused just on cats, in a calm and safe environment with individualized care for every patient. Over the following years, and as the demand for uniquely high-quality cat care grew, so did Cats Limited. By 2006, Cats Limited outgrew the original facility and Dr. Lafer purchased the current building at 1260 New Britain Avenue, also in West Hartford. Built originally as a farmhouse, circa 1850, and renovated into office space in 1973, the building desperately needed total renovation. Internal demolition began in November 2006 and construction came to an end in August 2007. The move to our new facility brought with it the ability to provide even better medical and surgical care and an upscale boarding facility.
Today, the Cats Limited team continues to be led by Dr. Lafer and includes two other feline veterinarians and a talented and caring support team.
Additionally, Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital is proud to be the first feline-only hospital in Connecticut that is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This is important to you and your pet because since 1996, we have regularly undergone voluntary evaluations by AAHA to ensure that we exceed the association’s high-quality standards of care. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in North America are accredited by AAHA.