This site is a list of veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada who refuse to perform declaw surgeries. These veterinarians actively work with cat owners to implement humane alternatives to the disfiguring and painful declaw procedure.

An exception is made for declawing surgeries that are done strictly to improve the health of the cat; for example, preventing persistent infections by removing a deformed claw.

These veterinarians are leading the way to a more enlightened and compassionate way of dealing with cats' claws. A no-declaw policy is an excellent indicator that a veterinarian is caring and respectful of all creatures great and small. Please let these heroes know that you appreciate their stance on declawing.


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Disclaimer: The veterinarians listed on this site have informed us that they do not perform declaw surgeries. is not responsible for any inaccurate information. If you find that any of this information is incorrect, please notify us immediately. This website is not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed veterinarian. If you require any veterinary advice, contact your veterinarian promptly. All information at is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information at this site.