I grew up with expensive vets that prided themselves on huge practices, late hours, shiny new floors, and $5 bedtime stories for your boarded pet (totally serious). When I moved, I was referred to Dr. Rigoni by my cats' breeder and will admit I was a bit taken aback by the accomodations. None of the blindingly shiny new linoleum, light wood reception counter, in-house pharmacy I had seen in the four vet clinics I'd seen before I moved. Her place is very modest-looking and small, but if you sit in her waiting room for a while, you begin to notice all the personal touches, the bazillion cat show ribbons, cat trees, and, most important to me, cleanliness. The soundproof-ness of the place leaves something to be desired, and there usually is one large older dog shambling around in back. Her cats that wander around and jump on your lap are adorable. The exam rooms are spartan and small but the exam table is spacious.