Radio Iodine Therapy

At the Bishopton Radio Iodine Cat Centre our expert vets provide the best treatment for your cat with hyperthyroidism. Since opening our treatment centre in 2008 we have treated over 400 cats with radio iodine therapy.

  • The Radio Iodine Cat Centre is located within our RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital.
  • We are proud to have achieved International Gold Standard Cat Friendly Status.
  • Dedicated clinical team on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The centre is run by vets with advanced feline qualifications:
    • Lucy Preece – Lucy holds a GP Certificate in Small Animal medicine, ANZCVS Medicine of Cats post-graduate qualification and is a member of ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners
    • Mary Bennetts – Mary holds the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine

Why choose radio iodine at Bishopton Vets?

Bishopton Vet cat

Having a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, or hyperthyroidism given for your cat can be a worrying time. However, with advances in veterinary care there are now a range of really successful treatments available to help him or her recover and lead a normal life long into the future.

Since opening our Radio Iodine Cat Centre at Bishopton in 2008, we have treated over 400 hyperthyroid cats with radio iodine therapy, which delivers a single dose of radiation through a specially controlled injection to your cat. Your cat will then stay with us for two weeks as an in-patient to fully recover and receive round the clock care.

Why choose radio iodine therapy?

  • Radio iodine is seen as the gold standard treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • A single treatment is all that is necessary to cure the thyroid cancer in 94-97% of cases
  • No general anaesthetic is necessary, although mild sedation is used
  • All affected tissue is treated, wherever it is located
  • There are very few side-effects
  • Depending on length of treatment, the therapy can work out far more economically than long-term medication or special diets

Not all cats are suited to radio iodine therapy, so it’s important to discuss the treatment with your vet, who will then need to refer you to us before treatment can commence.