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So many people have asked me where I take the Palace Pussycats for veterinary care. Zoey and Finn go to Dr. Sarah Derksen at Family VetCare of Phoenix.
Since my furry kids can't speak for themselves I wanted someone with more than a degree. I wanted a doctor who would take the time to search for answers if the diagnosis was difficult. Someone who wouldn't just send us home with pills, but would look to permanently solve, correct or make the problem something we could all live with. I wanted someone with a great bedside manner who would spend some time petting, hugging and getting to know our cats before the exam began. That is who Dr. Derksen is. Since she is mom to cats and a dog she is at ease with both of them.
Zoey Elizabeth is our tabby/tort. She will be 12 years old in July 2013. She is an amazing girl that I adopted from the Arizona Humane Society. She has gone to Dr. Derksen for basically her entire life. One of her challenges was frequent bladder infections and pain. Dr. Sarah, as we call her, worked to find the right diet and combination of lifestyle changes so that Zoey has not had any repeat occurrences in at least 10 years. Zoey goes for her wellness check every year to be sure there are no issues popping up as she ages.
Finnigan is our Ocicat. He is the only cat I have ever actually bought from a breeder. We saw the Ocicats at a cat show and were totally in love and hooked. Finnie came to live with us in January 2010. To say that he has had his challenges and used up about 4 of his lives would be an understatement! Dr. Sarah has taken care of him pretty much since birth.
For all of these years we have trusted Dr. Derksen to be there for us to take care of those we love so much, and to grieve with us when we had to let one of sweet babies, See Ay Tee, go to Rainbow Bridge. She did so sending our See Ay Tee on her way with love, dignity and without pain.
If you live in Arizona and want the best possible care available for your pets, call and make an appointment with Dr. Sarah Derksen at Family VetCare of Phoenix. Call and make an appointment for your pet today at 480.759.9494. You will love the care, kindness, compassion and quality of care you receive.