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Five Veterinary Specialists That Your Pet May See

Monday, March 20, 2017 2:17
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Most times, a general veterinarian can effectively treat most conditions. However, there are going to be times when your pet will need to see Veterinary Specialists. Veterinary specialists are trained in specialized care and procedures. Here are the five types of veterinary specialists that your pet may see during their lifetime.


1. Emergency Care


Veterinary specialists see animals that are in need of emergency care. They are trained to treat heart attacks, strokes, injury, trauma and other life-threatening conditions. Emergency care specialists are specially trained to react quickly to the animal’s needs and diagnose their conditions quickly. This can help save the animal’s life or improve the chances of a full recovery.


2. Dentistry


When most people think about a visit to a vet, they most likely do not think about their pet’s dental care. However, dental care is important for general health maintenance. A general veterinarian can look at your pet’s teeth, gums and the rest of their mouth. They may recommend that your pet sees a dental specialist if they think there is an issue with your pet’s teeth. This is important because a general veterinarian may be unable to diagnose the condition or treat the issues your pet has.


3. Nutrition


A good diet is important for your pet to be healthy.  Many times, animals can suffer from obesity and lack of nutrients. Nutritional Veterinary Specialists help find the cause of the weight gain or what nutrients that your pet is missing from their diet. The specialist could recommend a special diet until your pet is healthy again.


4. Surgery

While most veterinarians are trained to perform surgical procedures, there are some surgeries that only veterinary specialists who specialize in surgical procedures can complete. These veterinary specialists are trained to be effective and efficient during the procedure, and they can also help take care of the pet after the procedure is completed.


5. Pharmacologists


These are the people who monitor animals and work with the other veterinarians to suggest the best medication for a medical condition. They will inform you about each of the medications that you need to give your pet, how to administer it, and when you should administer it. They will also tell you about any side effects of the medications. If your pet has any side effects from a medication, you should inform them and take your pet back to the vet office. Each pet reacts differently to medications, and the recommended medication may not work for your pet. 

Veterinary specialists play an important part of pet’s a medical care. A general veterinarian may recommend the services of a specialist. This will depend on your pet and what is wrong with them. For More Information Visit


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