Today the vet who has cared from the Clepto Kitties, and who previously cared for Holly Bethany Cat, retires. I've never had a vet retire on me before - but then to be fair, I've never been with the same vet long enough for this to be a possibility.
The practice we are registerd with was established in 1945 and our vet has been there since the 1990s, having previously worked elsewhere in both England and Scotland. What is special about this practice is that it is so caring and so interested in both the animals and their people. Over the last seven years or so (eek!) there has been solid, wise advice, practical suggestions along with a good blend of pragmatism (your cats don't to be wormed or have flea teatment if they never go outside) and common sense (buy some products on line and save a fortune).
Even today, we chatted about how best to manage Sasha's chronic medical condition in an honest, open and helpful way.
I wish my (former) vet a long, happy and healthy retirement. That she will be much missed is, I think, the best testament to all she's been and done.