Our Elizabeth loves answering reader questions in her column every month, but she wants to be sure you know that Cornell’s Camuti Consultation Service also can help you out. The service puts you in contact with a Cornell veterinary consultant who will discuss your cat’s condition and/or care with you.
Of course, just as Elizabeth reminds us each month, the service cannot diagnose or treat a disease because the consultants don’t have direct access to your cat. Instead, the service is a source of information and support for cat owners and can provide you with current, comprehensive information that you can use to discuss your cat with your own veterinarian. Calls are returned within 48 hours. Fees range from $44 to $115, depending upon the topic.
Elizabeth wants you to know that the Dr. Louis J. Camuti Memorial Feline Consultation Service was established to honor the memory of the late Dr. Louis J. Camuti. Known affectionately to many as “The Cat Doctor,” Dr. Camuti was the first veterinarian in the United States to devote his entire practice to cats, making house calls for his feline patients for more than 60 years.
Since his death in 1981, friends have sought to honor his lifework through the Dr. Louis J. Camuti Memorial Endowment Fund, which continues his tradition of compassion, dedication, and a pioneering professional commitment to the health and well-being of cats.