Hi Pam,
I think a good regular vet who is willing to listen is the absolute
best kind.  I've tried another vet with a larger 24 hour practice who
has pioneered some procedures. He was a mean, nasty ego-maniac.  I
much prefer a smaller practice where they can spend time to get to
really know you and your cat, even if they don't see a lot of FeLV.
I have also used some specialists when needed, and they have are nice,
but very busy and probably don't remember me or my cats in 6 months.
Like the difference between a family doctor and a brain surgeon.  I
would use U of WI as a specialist, and stick with the good regular vet
for everything you and he feel comfortable tackling.  Hopefully it
won't be much, my positives only health issue before the end was a
bladder problem unrelated to his FeLV.  I know some others here will
be able to offer advice on holistic vets, I've never used one for my
cats.  I guess my only concern would be to keep the regular vet
informed of any supplements or treatments that the other one provides,
as I think it is really important that they have a complete picture of
what is happening with their patient.

Best wishes,
Beth N.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Pam Norman <pam_nor...@charter.net> wrote:
> Do you all have your FeLeuk kitties seen by your regular vets?  I talked to
> a wonderful consulting vet I know re Miss Eleanor (formerly Sabrina) & his
> first recommendation was Internal Medicine at U of WI, but then said that
> this would probably not be necessary as long as she is asymptomatic.  That
> regular blood work, every 6 months, would be the main requirement.
>  Certainly hope that is the case as just a couple of visits to UW would be
> well over $1000!
> I would like to combine the services  of a good regular vet, which I think I
> have, altho he freely admits that is practice does not see a lot of FeLeuk
> kitties - which is probably pretty much the case with all non-specializing
> vets, I would think, with those of a holistic vet as well. Do any of you do
> that?
> Are any of you in Wisconsin?
> Pam
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