What is a Veterinarian?

Tan Lee - 2018-09-01 12:05:01
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What is a Veterinarian?
What is a Veterinarian?

Veterinarians (or “vets”) are doctors that treat diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals – both domestic animals, like our family pets, as well as more exotic animals. Some veterinarians work with all animals, but many specialize and work with specific types of animals like domestic cats and dogs, lizards and amphibians, or even horses. Also, just like the doctors that work with humans, some veterinarians are experts in specific areas of care or treatment, such as surgery, skin care, or medicine.

Only professionals that have attained the essential qualifications are able to use the title of “Veterinarian”. These individuals have completed specific education to become a Doctor of Vetrinary Medicine (similar to that requiried for a degree in human medicine) - completion of this education is indicated by the letters DVM or VMD after the vetrinarian's name. In order to diagnose and treat animales, vetrinarians must also become licenced or registered with the relevant governing body depending on where they indend to practice. In the United States, registration requires the vetrinarian to pass the North America Veterinary Licensing Exam.

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