Melbourne cat cafe is perrrrfect
Heading to the University of Melbourne or Monash University? Love cats? Leaving a pet cat behind in Canada?
Good news! You can visit the newly opened Cat Café in Melbourne and get your cat fix. And as a bonus, visiting and petting animals is proven to reduce stress levels! If your studies have you riled up and stressed to the max, a visit to the café may be just what you need!
Modelled after the cat cafés they saw in Japan while on their honeymoon, owners Anita and Myles Loughran felt the urge to bring the idea back with them to Australia. While the cats they saw in Japan were rather an unfriendly lot, all of their cats are adopted from local shelters and are used to snuggling and playing with their human companions.
Coffee lovers may have a reason to paws, however, as this endeavour is mostly cat-focused. Owners of the cafe try to ensure a range of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options for their patrons, and also offer a range of cookies, cakes, muffins, chocolate and chips snacks, hot and cold drinks, and chicken and tomato soup. But you aren’t going to find the traditional flat white here, or the delicious aroma and flavour coffee lovers are accustomed to enjoying in Melbourne.
Visitors to the Cat Café pay to see the feline residents, where they can play and cuddle in one-hour intervals.
All the kitties at the cafe have free reign in the upstairs, cat-friendly rooms in the heritage-listed bluestone building near the Queen Victoria Market. A wide variety of cat toys, scratching poles, hiding places, and shag carpet provides a sanctuary for the cats and cat lovers alike.
Has your love of cats (and other critters) got you thinking of studying veterinary medicine in Melbourne?
University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program
Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 23, 2014. Note: If you are interested in the Melbourne DVM program for the 2015 intake, it is advised that you apply as soon as possible in order to allow yourself time for the pre-departure process should you receive an offer.