Speech On Being A Veterinarian

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Being a Veterinarian can be fun, yet difficult. The Veterinary practice is a growing field of work, with a crazy history behind it, beginning with basic horses, to exotic animals now. Although, the road to becoming a Veterinarian can prove to be a big challenge, the real challenge began early on in history, when the transition from just horses, to many companion animals was taking place. Although the earliest traces of Veterinary work has been traced all the way back to 3000 B.C., to a person named Urlugaledinna. Urlugaledinna was considered an expert at healing horses, which is where the focus of Veterinary work originated. Horses remained the focus for many years. The official beginning of the Veterinary practice is said to have started …show more content…
A Veterinarians job is to keep and maintain the health of animals put into care. After school, a Veterinarian must be skilled at treating and diagnosing dysfunctions, treatments may include preventative measures, surgery, and operating sophisticated machinery. A Veterinarian must also be able to communicate with the owners of the pets, prescribing medicine and recommending courses of action to improve the animals state of health. Although Veterinarians will typically work in private clinics, they may also be found working in research laboratories, or working on farms/ ranches. Some miscellaneous (but still common) practices for a Veterinarian would be setting broken bones, euthinization of chronically ill animals, and birthing animals. Even though the roll of a Veterinarian is to keep the animal alive, Veterinarians are also involved after the death, to determine the cause of death. The roll of a Veterinarian may differ, depending on what they specialize in. There are many different kinds of Veterinarians; there is the Companion Animal Veterinarian, Equine Veterinarian, Food Animal Veterinarian, Food Safety Veterinarian, Inspection Veterinarian, and the Research Veterinarian, each having different rolls in the lives of animals, some being similar, and some being totally unique. The Companion Animal Veterinarian treats pets and more often than not, will work in a private clinic. Animals that may go …show more content…
Each having an individual purpose, tools used in animal surgeries are almost identical to that of human surgeries. Some of the tool used includes the Autoclave, Radiography machine, the Doppler, the endoscope, the fluid pump, and the petMap. The functions of the tools are all unique, and important to Veterinary Medicine. Autoclaves are arguably the most important tool to have, because the Autoclave is the tool that sterilizes the utensils used in surgery, thus preventing any infections that may occur. The Radiography machine is just a fancier way of saying the X-ray machine. This machine projects images of bone and tissue, so that the Veterinarian operating may see exactly what is wrong with the animal, so setting the fracture or diagnosing is much easier. The Doppler is a commonly used tool to take the animals blood pressure while it is sedated. The petMap is the tool that takes blood pressure while the animal is awake. Fluid pumps are mainly used during or after surgeries to insure that the animal gets the correct amount of fluids each day, while monitoring the fluid rate. Many Veterinarians perform tests in a Pathology Laboratory, where they are able to diagnose and better understand the animals dysfunction. The endoscope is something used to do something similar to a human treatment. They are used to observe the esophagus, stomach, as well as the trachea.

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