Although they may seem like similar concepts, the scope of care that your pet will receive will be what makes the difference between these health structures.
Veterinary clinic and clinical hospital consist of different concepts and sanitary structures. We are much more familiar with the concept of a veterinary clinic, among other things because we visit them more frequently.
What is a veterinary clinic?
A veterinary clinic serves, on the one hand, the stationary treatment of animals. On the other hand, it complements the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of veterinary practice. This makes it a partner of veterinarians who transfer to a veterinary clinic for more complex diagnostics or therapy, for monitoring and intensive care.
In contrast to the hospital, a veterinary clinic also offers general practice by the veterinarian. Thus, both routine treatments such as vaccinations are performed as well as specialized activities or those requiring increased human or technical effort, e.g. Bone fracture surgery, intensive care and much more.
What is Veterinary Medicine?
The word Veterinary comes from the Latin veterinae that is related to the words beast or animal of charge. Veterinary Medicine is the medical science that is responsible for preventing, diagnosing and curing diseases that affect domestic animals, wild animals, and production animals.
Currently, veterinary medicine also deals with the inspection and sanitary control of food. The professional who puts this science into practice is called a veterinarian.
Veterinary medicine is a profession that although in today’s world is a trend and high need, it is also true that it is an activity so old that starts from the first moment that humans relate to the animals with whom they work.
A long time ago the veterinarian was limited to the area of animal health. Today its action is very broad in the world of both domestic and wild animals. Its actions are aimed at the study, diagnosis, and treatment of all diseases that affect animals.
Special attention is given to livestock sanitation programs, control of wild and companion animals and prevention and control of animal diseases, especially those transmissible to man (more here).
The veterinary doctor also has performances in human medicine, since he works in obtaining sera and dumb vaccines for animals as humans working in conjunction with human medicine. They also participate in the biological balances of nature working in the control of the environment and in the defense of human health.