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The Value of Veterinary Medicine

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I was thinking about how much my cat means to me. Not only is he cute, but… the smell of his fur, the look in his eyes, the way he twists his body when he sees me. These have such a positive effect on me.

Do you know that the sound frequency of a cat’s purring has a healing effect, lowers stress, and can calm you? I think I have always intuitively known that.

As a pet owner, I know how valuable an animal is to my life. In our fast-paced, concrete, digital, virtual world, we can come home to warm, furry, living beings that give us unconditional love. This is valuable beyond words.

As a veterinarian, I see people every day that know this. Maybe they don’t know they know it, but they do.  I entered the profession because it is interesting and challenging, but also because I can have a very positive and valuable effect on the lives of people.  If I help your pet, I am helping you.  Yes, I am helping the individual animal and that is extremely gratifying. Helping the people that go along with that pet – well, that’s what life is all about!

I want you, as a pet owner, to realize the importance and value of veterinary care. Why? Because pets ARE like children to us and they depend on us. There’s a slight, but not insurmountable language barrier, so our pets are unable to verbalize what’s going on. Often, they hide their issues or don’t really know that something is even wrong. As a veterinarian, I can help. I can help with quality of life and length of life and everything in between.

Veterinary medicine is very advanced and getting more so every day. A huge amount of research, money, smarts, and testing goes into research and training in the veterinary field. Times are not like they were even 10 years ago, let alone 20 years. Everything that can be done for humans can be done for pets, medically speaking

Veterinarians graduate with a big body of knowledge and the ability to really make a difference. A veterinarian is trained to notice problems with your animal and to help prevent them from starting. 

We as veterinarians understand the impact we have on your life. We want it to be as positive as possible. We want you to understand that who we are and what we do is available to you and your pet and that taking advantage of what we offer is one of the most important things you can do.

Thank-you for allowing me, as a veterinarian, to help you.