World Vet Day

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Today, we have chosen to introduce you to the profession of veterinarian to celebrate World Vet Day.

In Switzerland, the future veterinarian has to pursue university studies for 5 years at the Vetsuisse Faculty ; he has the choice between two sites, the University of Bern or the University of Zurich. After his diploma, the veterinarian becomes an assistant for a few years at an experimented veterinarian or at the university, to acquire some practical experience and begin to specialize. He can exercise his activity in an independent way in all Switzerland, through a cantonal authorization.

The largest number of the veterinarians have then their own practice and take care of the health of pets or farm animals ; this aspect of their profession is moreover the best known by the general public. They also advise the owners of animals on the questions of detention, breeding, as well as food.

But a veterinarian can also work in other domains : food safety, animal welfare, research, teaching to the future veterinarians, or still postgraduate of operational veterinarians, the list is not exhaustive.

The knowledge quickly evolve in the field of the health ; the training of a veterinarian is never ended, he perfects himself non-stop. A variety of choices are available to do it : doctorate, continuing education, additional training (physiotherapist or osteopath for example), specialization (particular species, exotic species, pathology, alternative medicines, behavioral medicine, laboratory, …)

Veterinarian’s job is finally a highly varied job, which allows every veterinarian to find what he’s looking for according to his skills and to his interests.

We would never have imagined that so long studies were needed to treat us, cure us, and stick us a thermometer you know where !

Many thanks to our veterinarian Christophe and to all his team at the Cabinet du Molage !

30 thoughts on “World Vet Day

  1. Mickey's Musings

    Vets really do a lot of studying,but it means they can take better care of us.
    We do not always appreciate what they do (thermometer) but we like it when we are sick and they make us feel better.
    We are pretty lucky. We have a Vet we like and she is careful and gentle with us 🙂
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  2. Catscue Catmom

    We can’t thank our vets enough for all they do to keep our fubabies safe. Happy World Vet Day to all the vets with hearts of gold!

    Pixie, you are beautiful today!

  3. Sweet Purrfections

    We’re glad veterinarians practice continued education once they’ve received their license to practice. There is so little research in felines. Our vet office has begun staff development training every Wednesday afternoon. They are also encouraging all staff to become Fear Free certified.

  4. Charles Huss

    The vets I go to treat every condition with steroids and/or antibiotics. I’m surprised it takes that long to learn that. Seriously, I know a vet’s job is important and I do appreciate them.

  5. Marv

    WoW! What a course of studies! Your vets are really well educated. And what a great day to celebrate !
    And your selfies are Splenderiferous!

  6. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Meow meow mee cellybratess mee VetMan too!! Hee iss a furry nice man an has bin mee Vet all most my hole life even tho’ mee had 3 homess bee-fore comin to LadyMew….VetMan iss mee Guardeean Angel!
    An Pixie yore selfie iss furabuluss!!!!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  7. Valentine

    Such beauty in those selfies!

    Wowy, the V-E-Ts in your area sure are educated. I’m pretty sure the ones in America get visited by Aliens, ’cause I’m pretty sure I’ve been beamed up to the Mother Ship on more than one occasion, ’cause there are some hours in my life that are unaccounted for. Tee hee hee. Winks.

  8. Teddy

    YAY for those who choose to get into veterinary medicine – we animals and humans benefit from their hard work and dedication – they are well trained and caring peeps (even though they do some things to us we’d rather they didn’t!). It’s all for the good – without them, many of us would NOT be here at all!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  9. Deziz World

    MOL Yeah, who’d a known ya’ needed top study that hard to stick thermometers where the sun doesn’t shine. MOL We’re thinkin’ our V-E-T could use some extra studies. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  10. Taunk SS

    Vets represent the most humble, compassionate and complicated profession taking care of animal lives. Also every human society shall be grateful for vet’s contribution in their lives.

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