Meet The Vets
Meet real veterinarians. Go behind the scenes in their hospitals. Learn what they do in a typical day.
What could be better than being a veterinarian who helps pets to see again? A veterinary ophthalmologist is an eye specialist for animals. These veterinarians focus on treating diseases and injuries to the eyes. Sometimes this means giving an animal back its sight.
Zoo animal medicine is a very unique specialty in veterinary medicine. Unlike other veterinary specialists who focus on a body system (e.g. the eye or skin) or a species of animal (e.g. horses, cats, food animals, etc), these animal doctors seem to “focus” on everything. They care for the hundreds of different animal species that reside in a typical zoo and must have an understanding of all of them.
Did you know that there are veterinarians who are focused on helping sea turtles? They care for and rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles that are found stranded on beaches. They also do research and educate the public on ways they can become actively involved in protecting these unique animals. Watch and see how a veterinarian works everyday to rescue sick sea turtles and release them back into the wild.
Who takes care of the dogs and cats that are kept in animal shelters across the United States? They are called shelter veterinarians and they play a very special role in the veterinary community. They care for individual pets while working hard to maintain the health of the entire animal population in their facility. Watch this video to see how a shelter veterinarian accomplishes this important balancing act.
Dr. Scott began working for The Elephant Sanctuary when it opened in 1995 and was able to transfer his knowledge of caring for large animals, like horses and cattle, to caring for the elephants – the largest land mammals in the world.
Did you know that there are veterinarians who specialize in treating birds? They are called “avian” specialists and they are the experts on providing care for all types of birds. Watch this video to see how these special veterinarians care for exotic birds and other non-traditional pets.
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