OK... so I lost my favorite vet in the world (though I did find her on Facebook so I was still able to personally tell her thank you for all she has ever done for my two kitties). I had to call up to the new vet and leave a message so he would review my cat's records and see when he wanted glucose readings. He said like every 3-4 months!! That seems like a long long time but I guess he thinks they are regulated.
Now that I have lost my favorite veterinarian, I am now losing my favorite vet tech! I went in one time looking to get some boarding set up at the clinic and my old vet told me some of the girls at the clinic will come to my house and watch my cats. This was extremely nice of her ... especially since it causes the vet clinic to lose money. I was a little nervous at first... I didn't really know the girl and I was allowing her into my house while I was out of town. She could've easily robbed me, so be warned.. I am not recommending that this is something you do. She came over and watched them. Eventually... she and I became friends outside the vet office/pet sitting. She is now moving at the end of this month. Such a bummer. I had been using my friends as sitters for years but that just became more and more difficult. I like just being able to pay someone to sit the cats and let it be more a business transaction.
I am supposed to switch to another vet tech. One I have met quite a few times and she is friends with the girl who is moving away. So I trust her... though it's always nerve wracking at first. It isn't much cheaper then boarding them at the vet office (which is cats only) but cats are always more comfortable at home.
For me finding a petsitter is like finding a babysitter ! Hard to find someone trustworthy. I'll miss my old cat sitter who sat the cats for the last time this past weekend.