GCCF has its own Veterinary Officer, Dr Susan F Moreland BA Vet MB MRCVS, and a Veterinary Advisory Committee, consisting of Vets with a special interest in feline matters.
The Role of the Veterinary Committee
- The Veterinary Committee exists to advise the GCCF on all veterinary matters, including diseases, genetic health, other health and welfare issues and veterinary management of cat shows.
- The committee agrees the detailed list of veterinary defects which could impact on the welfare of a cat, including congenital deformities and issues of conformation, which are applied at cat shows.
- The committee oversees the veterinary inspections for all cats arriving at cat shows, to ensure that only healthy cats are granted entry and that no cat is present in a show hall which could pose a health risk to other cats.