Small Animal Veterinarian Essay
Small animal veterinarians are not only expected to treat just dogs and cats, people may bring rodents, reptiles, birds as well as goldfish and small animal vets are obligated to help in any way possible. A small animal vet is expected to examine, diagnose and treat, vaccinate, perform surgery as well as euthanize animals. Small animal vets tend to have a daily routine with regards to their work however I cannot imagine the job being boring since there are so many different personalities of little, beautiful animals coming in every day.
Large animal veterinarians primarily specialize in healthcare of livestock animals such as cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, and horses. Large animal veterinarians work on farms and may spend a lot of time on the road traveling to these different farms. Their job description includes performing health …show more content…
Mammals include ferrets, pet skunks, domestic pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, hedgehogs, etc. Other exotic animals may include reptiles, birds and amphibians of all sorts. Their job description is similar to that of a small animal vet. Both small animal and exotics vet can work in a private practice however and exotics vet can work in a zoo as well. Personally, I feel exotics veterinarians have a very exciting work life due to the wonderful diversity of animals they work with, I cannot imagine the working days of an exotics vet being the same. Exotics never seemed to be an option for me but has intrigued me the most since I was spoken to about