Modern medicine has made giant strides in understanding the physiology of human body and the etiology of diseases. Veterinary science deals with the study of animals and their diseases. Having evolved from animals, humans have found a huge benefit in studying animals and their anatomies that it has helped us better understand ourselves.
Through the ages when an interest in studying anatomy and understanding diseases began, man has also been fascinated in understanding how bodies of animals work. Today, veterinary science is a specialized branch of medicine. Pets, wild and domesticated animals need care and medicine as much as us. Special hospitals and care centres have been setup by governments and organizations around the globe.
Pets are as much a part of our families as humans. Veterinary doctors take care of their health needs and their wellbeing. Though not as taxing and critical as doctorsí careers, veterinary doctors face challenges and situations as regular doctors. The study of animals has a long history. Ivan Pavlovís famous experiments with a dog led him to a Nobel prize in Physiology for unraveling conditioning behavior which formed the basis for understanding motivation and learning principles in humans.
Incessant poaching has led to an extinction of various species of animals from our forests. The danger to the ecological setup is incalculable if the destruction of the flora and fauna continues. Veterinary doctors are lending a fabulous support in preserving the animal species from destruction. Often operating out of the glare of the media and the public, these reclusive yet highly dedicated doctors have taken up cudgels on behalf of the dumb beasts which are being hunted to extinction.
All around the world, animals are reared as beasts of burden or for their produce such as milk, wool, hide, or meat. These animals need the services of highly trained veterinarians as incidents of epidemics are rampant. The spread of diseases such as Cruetzfelt Jacobís Disease commonly known as Mad Cow Disease, spread wild panic amongst nations and continents. Viruses, pathogens and migratory birds spread these epidemics to far off places and the danger of humans contracting such diseases is very high. Services of Veterinarians are depended upon in such crucial circumstances. Animal lovers also group themselves and fight for the rights of animals. Greenpeace, WWF, PETA are rendering selfless service in this regard.