Hello! Recently, my favourite vet disappeared from the clinic (I've been trying to look for her all over the internet and am always on the look out for her at work since she shops there) and I always felt like whatever tests she orders for my cat, would not be done unnecessarily. However, two months ago, my cat became ill (he was actually just freaked out and ate very little for 3 days because a dog came to visit) and I had to see a different vet. I spent more than I had ever spent with my favourite vet and felt rushed and, to be honest, scammed. Long story short, I spent $400 on an anti-vomitting injection (when he had only vomited once a day before he became noticeably ill), pain management injection (vet squeezed his stomach and said he was in pain... but geez... his squeezes were DEEP), appetite stimulants pills (which I had originally just wanted), and a blood test to rule out pancreatitis. When I actually bought him to the vet, he was already acting pretty normal but I thought I'd go anyway, just in case. Anyway, my point is, what should I look for in a vet? What tests are absolutely necessary for common illnesses/symptoms that cats get? I just hate the idea of going to a vet and doing blood tests every single time for no reason. And I've been to my favourite vet multiple times for multiple different cats and she had not suggested a blood test ever but rather other tests and treated symptoms effectively.