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Unlike most clinical academics, I have the opportunity of seeing a reasonable number of first opinion cases, as well as feline referrals . This gives me the opportunity of having regular clients and following their cats over the course o f their natural life span watching them grow from kittens into young adults, through middle age and subsequently into their geriatric years. Like cats everywhere, my patients commonly develop conditions related to their age, such as periodontal disease, degenerative joint disease, renal insufficiency, hyperthyroidism and cancers. Being in a University Veterinary Centre, I also have the opportunity of seeing and treating a very large number of feline hyperthyroid cases diagnosed by colleagues in practice, and subsequently referred for 1-131 therapy.