Feline Geriatrics. A field you may want to consider, if you are looking for a new profession.
According to the vet, cats are living longer and longer all of the time, due to the fabulous formulations of modern cat food. And caring owners.
But as they age, they need biannual check-ups. To catch hypertension, and hyperthyroidism, and other geriatric illnesses, early on.
Mr. Claude? He is 18 years old. (86 or so in human years). And the vet tells me he doesn't look a day over 10. I guess the thousands of dollars we have invested in him lately are worth it.
And he is still an able office assistant, so he is clearly earning his keep. If only I could teach him how to do taxes.