“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
- Dec 13, 2017
- Pacific NW
Your description of the interactions you’ve had with this vet remind me of a similar experience I had with a vet practice in Colorado. I was seduced by the shiny new building! But I just felt like the vet didn’t have my cats’ best interest in mind (she had to pay for the shiny new building) so I switched to another vet (in an older, kinda shabby but immaculately clean building ), and she was wonderful. She discussed things with me: options about weight loss and kinds of canned food for chubby Lily, treating Max’s diabetes, behavioral issues. And she listened.My kids go to the vet regularly, are always up on their shots and preventatives, I spend a small fortune buying them what I think is best food that I can, I feel like I'm a diligent owner but without fail, I leave each appointment feeling like garbage about something.
My current vet knows I feed raw. He has a copy of the recipe I use. And while he may not be enthusiastic about it, he’s respectful of my choice and approves of the recipe. He also works with me to save me money. He found a much cheaper source for the insulin I was buying for Max and saved me hundreds of dollars.
You want someone with expertise, of course, but someone who discusses, listens, respects. I’m glad you’re looking for a new vet!