I've read all of the other reviews here, and am flabbergasted that anyone could EVER have anything bad to say about these two docs.
This is my experience with The Cat Clinic:
I have a kitty with recurring ear infections/inflammation. Through the years, I've taken him to about 6 different vets to try and get this very uncomfortable condition under control for him. It wasn't until I brought Kenny to the C.C. that anyone had any inkling of what could be causing this to come back so often. Dr. Good was SO careful with Ken. She discovered a heart murmur that no one ever had, and because Ken needs to be ""knocked out"" when his ears need deep cleaning, she wanted to be sure that it would be safe to do so. She was unwilling to put him at risk. She's patient, thorough, kind, brilliant and I trust her completely with my beloved cats.
Also, when my lovely Mufasa suffered a stroke,and his quality of life was diminished, Dr. Good helped me (by giving me ALL the info I needed, looking at all sides, considering what was best for Mu) make that very, very difficult decision to put him to rest. She was silently supportive, and I could see that she was feeling my grief. Sincerely, and completely. She cares like NO other vet I have ever experienced. You can't BUY that sort of compassion.
Dr. Gawley is indeed eccentric. ECCENTRIC, people, not uncaring. I know the ""briskness"" that you're referring to, but I see it as a woman with a lot of cats to care for and a lot of info in her head to impart. She's busy thinking about what's best for your animal. What do you want? Medical skills to save your animal? Or some elegant speaker to serve you tea and prop your pillow?
Cut them some slack, people! Things, unexplainable things happen during/after surgeries. Cats cannot tell us what they are feeling/experiencing. Thank God Dr.s G & G are here to act as my cat's advocate.
I would go to bat for these two docs any day, as well as their staff.
Pros: Knowledgeable, compassionate
Cons: Not enough of the doctors to go around!