Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:26 AM Subject: Re: choosing a vet -OT I feel like

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I've asked her about 'taking him to the back' to get blood, etc things I'd rather have done in the exam. room. She says she does it with her own cats, and that it's a legal thing, and a personal thing. She says she is not her own cats' vet and lets another vet be their vet because they

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
My vet that gave up her practice was just so 'perfect' that it's hard to handle changing. I HATE changing vets. My vet I had years ago told me about declaws that she was running a 'business' and they did promote the declaws. It was easy for me to leave there when I found out about an

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my class as well. Dr. Roesner didn't react negatively when I told her Bob had

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
On 9/30/07, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my class as well. Dr. Roesner

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I feel like the barking of dogs traumatizes the cats when they're already upset about going to the vet anyway. Especially if they have to be left there for any length of time with dogs barking I just wondered if any of you felt the same about cat only clinics t Kelley Saveika

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
I feel a lot more concerned about the quality of the vet than I do issues such as whether it is a cat only clinic. There can be bad vets who choose to operate cat only clinics. My cats do not mind dogs or their barking, but I don't hear significant amounts of barking at the vet anyway. Now at

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:00 AM Subject: Re: choosing a vet -OT It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
- From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:26 AM Subject: Re: choosing a vet -OT I feel like the barking of dogs traumatizes the cats when they're already upset about going to the vet anyway. Especially if they have to be left

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:00 AM Subject: Re: choosing a vet -OT It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-28 Thread Kelley Saveika
1. No importance. 2. No importance. 3. Very important, I have actually never had a vet that did this, I was always welcome to be in the room with the cat. My current vet does temp and weight in the back and that's about it. On 9/28/07, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How important is it

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-28 Thread Marylyn
Thoughts: vets who see more than one type of animal may be more open to ideas..well, cats don't normally get this but dogs do and possibly this cat picked it up in a 1 in 1000 chance Declawing is a volatile but personal issue and may not be a black and white issue. Perhaps it is

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-28 Thread Belinda
I would choose the vet I thought was giving the best care to my furkids, that would be the most important thing to me. I'm sure you could find something you didn't particularly like with just about any vet so so for me I'd go with the one I feel most comfortable with and feel is giving

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-28 Thread MaryChristine
many places don't HAVE cat-only clinics, so it's not even an option i've worked with both, can't say that either kind were intrinsically BETTER. the chemistry between vet and cat, the openness to new ideas and learning is what's paramount to me--i've seen pompous, know-everything,