VetCor has 427 practices in 33 states. Why is the standard of care in VetCor practices so different when it comes to declawing? Some VetCor practices do not perform declawing. They say declawing is not the standard of care, it is a very invasive procedure, it can cause lasting injury to cats. Vetcor's website says, “We are motivated to help our practices find and hire passionate people by empowering them to do the right thing for their patients." Is declawing ever the right thing for a cat?