Veterinarians (vets) are similar to doctors, but instead of treating people, they treat and care for animals. Just like when you need to see a doctor when you’re sick, injured, or need a check-up, animals need to visit their veterinarian.
Vets also provide general care (such as spaying and neutering operations) and critical animal care (such as life-saving surgery), and advise about health care and disease prevention for animals.
Additionally, vets carry out such duties as: prescribing and giving medical treatments, performing surgeries, microchipping, using diagnostic techniques such as laboratory tests and X-ray examinations, and vaccinating against disease.
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