I just had an experience with my old vet which I would like to share.
My 6 month old kitten went in for her spa surgery and two days later, she was peeing outside her box and I noticed blood in her urine.
She was brought back to the clinic the next day and since the resident vet was on vacation, a different vet tended her. Did a urinalysis and culture test and she was sent home without medications.
The next day, her incision site got infected and I found a lump. I brought her to the ER as the vet was closed. She got some shots and was released.
When the test came back from the clinic, yet another vet saw her and prescribed Clamavox but she did not give me a diagnosis. Just brush it off as stress from surgery.
Her condition did not improve even while on medication and I decided to take her to a feline exclusive specialist. He is the most caring and patient vet ever. Maybe because he specializes in feline medicine, he is more knowledgeable.
He implied that her FLUTD was a result of the spay surgery as kitten this young normally does not develop FLUTD with onset symptoms. He also noticed her smaller than usual bladder and speculated that the first vet could have traumatized her bladder during surgery.
She was given subQ to curb dehydration and help flush out whatever is bugging her. None of the vet who saw her at the clinic felt her condition warrant better diagnosis, care and treatment.
And all this happend within the last week and now. It has been a very tiring and taxing time for the both of us.
I believe in the importance of finding yourself a competent vet. Trust your gut. Sometimes, your instinct acts before your head. I am glad I acted early. I am never going back to the first vet, who btw, is still happily on vacation, completely oblivious of what he had done to my little girl.