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What Does One Expect from an Animal Hospital?

By Seolncr Subscribe to RSS | May 25th 2012 | Views:

Animal Hospital or Veterinary Hospital is a specialized unit designed for cure of animals mostly pet who suffers from ailments and injuries or it can be just a regular check up for their good health conditions.

This animal hospital has their main link with one of today’s area of science known as Veterinary medicine. This is a branch of science which deals with prevention, treatment and diagnosis of disorder, disease and injury of animals (non human). The field of veterinary medicine has wide scope which covers all kind of animal species in case of both wild and domestic. There are huge ranges of different conditions which can crop in different species. Veterinary medicine is practiced widely both without and with professional supervision. The professional care is offered mostly by veterinary physicians known as veterinarian, vet or veterinary surgeon. Adding to that, workers from paraveterinary field address the problems. Animal Hospital specializes in professional veterinary medicine.These are also augmented by different paraprofessionals who deal with particular specialism like animal dentistry or physiotherapy.

Veterinary science also helps in human health via keeping track and control of different zootomic disease (these are infectious disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals) & veterinary scientists also collaborate with the epidemiologists often.


History says that during the World War I; a horse which has been injured was operated on an operating table in vertical position of the animal. The historic inscriptions like Kahun of 1900 BC Egypt and Vedas of ancient India mentions the presence of veterinary medicine. Among Asoka’s edicts one mentions that he made two types of medicine available one for human and another for animals.

If one desires to have a better understanding of this kind of hospitals just get you a copy of the television show named Animal Hospitalwhich ran from 1994 till 2004. This serial was based on real life stories of RSPCA hospitals.

The kinds of specialists one will find in this kind of hospitals are detailed below:

Veterinary physicians

Veterinary care units are mainly led by veterinary physician who is usually called a veterinary surgeon, vet, or veterinarian. The role this physician is equivalent to a doctor when dealing with human medicine, which involve thorough post-graduate qualification and study.

In many countries this physicians are called as vet as a protected term which signifies that anyone without requisite registration and qualification won’t be able to use this title.

Paraveterinary workers

In countries like South Africa and US, the veterinary technicians of army prepare dogs for spaying. To examine the eyes of a kitten is much prior to adoption of the kitten.

Paraveterinary workers generally includes veterinary technicians, nurses, and assistants, who either assist during the work of vets or also can work in their area of specialization to practice, that depends on their qualifications and skill sets which includes some cases of minor operation as well.

Allied professions

Within the area of veterinary science one will see existence of different profession which is not mandatorily performed by veterinary nurses or vets.

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