Veterinary surgeons perform surgeries on animals. Many of them specialize in certain types of animals. For example, there are veterinary surgeons who perform operations on small domestic animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and other types of animals that people typically keep as pets. There are also veterinary surgeons who specialize in equine medicine, which means that they perform surgery on horses. Livestock veterinary surgeons perform surgery on cattle, sheep and other farm animals. Some surgeons are specialists in caring for wildlife.
Veterinary Surgeon Tasks
Specialize in advanced surgical procedures such as joint replacement, oncological surgery and complicated wound management.
May also perform research and / or teach courses at a veterinary school.
Perform surgery on small domestic animals or pets and/or farm animals.