I don’t think anyone knows for sure how far back it was in pre-history that human kind first started living with animals rather than simply hunting and killing them for food. Probably the first animals we recruited were the ancestors of today’s working animals (cows, goats, horses, etc). Maybe the likes of cats and dogs sort of tagged along beside us before joining the community and being used as part of our hunting “equipment” before (much later) accepting the subservient role of being our domestic pets.
Having incorporated animals into our lives, we then had to train them to perform whatever purposes we wanted them to perform on our behalf. We would then have found that we had taken on the obligation of taking care of them. Not only feeding them but, also, treating any ailments or injuries they may have succumbed to or been inflicted by.
At the same time as early “healers” were discovering the secrets of human anatomy and medicine, others were doing the same with animals. In fact, those pre-veterinarians were learning how to go further than their proto-doctor counterparts when they started experimenting with selective breeding to improve selected traits in an animal species.
Skip Forward A Millennia Or Two
Today, we only entrust the care of an animal’s health to the highly trained and qualified specialists that we call veterinarians. These dedicated people will, most likely, specialize in certain elements of animal welfare and will, probably confine their skills to the treatment of certain types of animal species. As in human medicine, there is a wide choice of specialization from general physician through diagnostic to surgeon and beyond. Unlike human medicine, there is a huge selection of species to choose from.
The Veterinary Surgeon
The main function of a surgeon is to cut into a living body and “fix” or remove any problem that may be inside that body. This is what a vet who performs Pet Surgery For Deptford area will be doing for most of the time that he is at work in a veterinary clinic. His operating theatre may be a little smaller than those found in human hospitals and, probably, he will have less staff assisting him but, the principles are the same for both.
Pet Surgery For Deptford will utilize the services of pet diagnostic specialists, pet anesthesiologists and even pet nurses and physiotherapists. Some of the support staff may also be fully qualified and licensed vets while others could be drawn from the ranks of paraveterinary workers.
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