Farm Animal: A Visit To A Vet

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In today’s Animal Husbandry’s class, we will be learning about Farm Animal: A Visit To A Vet To Observe Sick Animals


Farm Animal: A Visit To A Vet To Observe Sick Animals


A family have gone to visit the veterinarian who cares for sick animals. The little girl is already aspiring to become a Better Doctor. 

farm animal

An attendant is seen explaining some of veterinarians we can find in clinics. Here are some of them:

vet attendant

  • Veterinary Specialists

Just like doctors who work with people, veterinary physicians can pursue countless specialties.  Some career options  are anesthesiology, dentistry, pathology, and surgery. 

Veterinarians can also choose to specialize in a particular species or group of animals, like cats, dogs, poultry, or wildlife.

Vet Specialists act as consultants for other vets when a particular type of equipment or expertise is required. Because each role calls for different skill sets, daily duties will vary substantially across specialties. 

  • Food-animal Veterinarians

Food animal veterinarians work primarily with animals raised for human consumption to ensure products are safe to eat. Many are large animal vets, but that’s not always the case. They may work on ranches and farms, and they often spend a fair amount of time traveling.

  • Modern Vets

When presented with ill animals, modern vets have access to a wide range of drugs to treat chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, osteoarthritis and renal disease, improving the quality and length of life of sick animals by many years. Many drugs that were previously only available for people are now routinely used to treat animals, including powerful painkillers, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids, and antibiotics. 

In more extreme cases, an animal’s life may be saved when it is given an organ from another animal. In renal transplantation, a healthy kidney is surgically removed from a healthy donor animal, and implanted into a recipient animal with renal failure. The donor is often a stray animal from a rehoming shelter, and the usual policy is that the owner of the recipient animal must then adopt and care for the donor for the rest of its life, although this is difficult to enforce.

From today’s visit to the Vet, we have learned who Food-animal Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialists and Modern Vets are, and the role they play in treating sick animals.  


Today’s class highlighted some of the Vets that exists today. Explain two of them. 


Reading Assignment

What do you call the person who treats a sick animal?


Weekend Assignment

Which of the Vets act as consultants and why?


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be talking about a Visit To An Established Poultry Farm.  

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