Our pets are much the same as us when it comes to their health. They also face medical emergencies and surgery. It is just more difficult to know what is wrong with our animals as they can’t tell us.
If your pet develops a problem requiring surgery and advanced care, you may be referred to a veterinary surgeon. You can be sure some veterinary surgeons have undergone additional training to become a specialist, and while many veterinarians can perform surgery, the more difficult cases are handled by the specialist surgeon.
When health problems arise with your pet, the vet will diagnose the problem and treat the animal. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, your pet may simply require an antibiotic, but other times their condition may be more serious and involve different procedures, including surgery.