in becoming a vet are there several types of animal anatomy you need to learn or are they all the same plus in becoming a vet are you also qualifed to work with wildlife animals e.g. ones found in zoos or reserves
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- 10-07-2007 14:49
- 10-07-2007 16:02
you are yes, you are trained to treat all species, so I think you need to learn em all, eg reproductive organs in rabbits are different to cats
- 10-07-2007 17:07
To start off with (1st year of the basic vet degree) you learn the basic anatomy of one species(dog) and then later on you move on to do species differentiation once you know the basics (calf, sheep, horse, goat, pig), later on in the course (year 1+) you do a bit on exotics.
To practice on zoo and wild animals adeptly, most vets take advanced courses and degrees on exotic animal anatomy, diseases, treatment, husbandry, etc in wild/zoo/exotic/rare animals. Of course, many of the basic principles apply. A zebra is supprisingly like a horse inside, lion, like a very large tabby, etc.
- 14-07-2007 21:43
i'd luv to work as a zoo-type vet. or a safari vet in africa or somethin
- 15-07-2007 05:20
As a qualified vet, you'll be allowed to work in all different fields of vet med. But stuff like zoo / marine, you might find it easier if you've done some previous work on it, ie. modules / certs etc.
You'll be taught the basic anatomy & physiology of most common domestic animals: dog, cat, exotics (rabbit, reptiles etc), ungulates (cow, sheep, horse etc). There will be differences, some more obvious than others (ie. limb anatomy) and you will need to learn them all. Reproduction has a lot of species differences and you will need to know them.
By exam time, you'll probably get your knickers in a twist trying desperately not to mix up the differences in all these animals.