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The Science of Veterinary Medicine

 

Veterinary medicine is the science that deals with the application of medical, diagnostic, surgical, dental, behavioural and therapeutic principles for all animals.

Your veterinarian is a highly educated doctor committed to protect the health of both animals and humans and unlike a human doctor is trained to diagnose, treat and prevent numerous conditions that could potentially affect your pet.

Prevention and care – this may include vaccinations, mobility, nutrition, weight management and overall well-being

Ophthalmology – the science of the eyes (common disease- Dry Eye)

Gastroenterology – the digestive system and its disorders (common disease-Colitis)

Cardiology – disorders of the heart (common disease-Cardiomyopathy)

Dermatology – disorders and diseases of the skin

Dentistry – evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease, disorders and conditions of the mouth (common disease-gingivitis, tartar and plaque)

 

Endocrinology - disorders of the endocrine system and its specific secretions called hormones (common diseases: hypothyroid disease in dogs, hyperthyroid disease in cats, diabetes)

Neurology - diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle (epilepsy)

Theriogenology - reproduction (common disease: Infertility)

Urology – disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, (common disease: renal disease, urinary tract infections.

Musculoskeletal - anatomical system of a species that allows motion (common disease: Arthritis)

Oncology – the science of medicine that deals with tumours (cancer)

Respirology – conditions and disease of the lungs and respiratory tract (common diseases: Asthma )

Radiology - the science and application of imaging technology like x-ray to diagnose and treat disease

Infection and Contagious diseases - the prevention and/or treatment of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic conditions

Animal Behaviour - basic training, behaviour abnormalities (common condition-separation anxiety and attention seeking behaviour)

Veterinary medicine has changed dramatically over the last several years.

Veterinary medicine and diagnostics are now comparable to human medicine enabling veterinarians to provide a quality of life for patients not available even 10 years ago.