It is also very rewarding to be able to keep cats and dogs happier for longer. The foundation for this is good preventative health. Our experience with older pets and current diagnostic techniques enable us to find out the detail of what is affecting the older patient. All this with a minimum stress approach. Tailoring the level of investigation and management to the individual pet and owner's circumstances in managing longer-term conditions is the art of veterinary medicine which is also personally rewarding to us over the long term.