Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One Reason Local Business Matters
Diesel in happier days
You may have noticed that I've been posting a lot less over the past two weeks. I have two Trinidad alley cats from the same litter. One of them has been sick. Like, very sick. Deathly sick, and today she died. So that has been tough. I've been giving her fluids from a bag, feeding her from a syringe, & and giving her all manner of meds. I initially took her to Union Vet (they are great) because I have a have a previous relationship with the (now deceased) Vet Julie Giles, and I had an older cat that I adopted through them, and they were open later than Atlas Vet on the day I took Diesel in to be seen.
For subsequent visits, I have seen Dr. Cartlidge, and Dr. Miller at Atlas Vet. Both have been amazing. It was unclear what happened with my cat, but they ran all types of tests, & were super sensitive about everything that I was feeling. I was a major emailer+, and they got back to me quickly every single time. The support staff was great too. My sister-in-law is a vet tech in Chicago, & they were happy to send all of Diesel's info over. I live super close to the office, (about 1.5 blocks away), they actually had a staff member help me carry her body back to my house after we had to put her down. I have NEVER had a vet do for me even close to what the folks at Atlas Vet did. They did everything they could do to both save my cat's life, & put me at ease. I THIS is why having a local vet matters.
Please excuse any typos, I'm not %100 right now. But I can say that these guys are animal rock stars. I will never take my pets to anyone other than Atlas Vet except for an an actual animal hospital. We are truly blessed to have these guys around here.