What is a Veterinarian?

What is a Veterinarian?


There are a wide variety of doctors you may encounter on your journey through life with a range of specialties: pediatrics, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious disease, radiology, surgery, and oncology to name a few. Veterinarians need to know about all of these areas and more in order to take care of animals. Did you ever stop to think about the many services your veterinarian is able to provide all under one roof?

Veterinarians not only treat our pets; they help animals in need through work in shelters and by joining rescue teams when disaster strikes. They maintain the health of farm animals and play a key role in the conservation of wildlife and species living on both land and sea. Veterinarians work side by side with physicians and scientists to protect public health and learn more about diseases that are spread between humans, animals and the environment. Because of the special bond that forms between people and pets, the demand for greater capabilities to diagnose and treat illness and injury has developed. Veterinarians are constantly researching new ways to prevent, treat and manage diseases.