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Types of veterinarians

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Looking for a veterinarian? You are going to want to make sure you find the right veterinarian for your pet. If you have a pet that is considered an exotic pet, you can’t see just any veterinarian. If your pet has skin problems you may need to see a veterinarian that specializes in dermatology. If you have a cat, you may want to see a vet that specializes in cats. Learn about the different types of veterinarians, so that you can start your search in the right place:

1. Small Animal Veterinarian is the most common type of veterinarian and they treat domestic pets. Some small animal veterinarians are exclusive to cats and dogs, while others treat small mammals, such as ferrets, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. Click for a list of small animal veterinarians in the Gainesville, Florida area.
2. Exotic Animal Veterinarian is a veterinarian that provides medical treatment for any domestic pet other than a cat or dog. Small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and most birds are considered exotic pets. Click for a list of exotic animal veterinarians in the Gainesville, Florida area.
3. Large Animal Veterinarian is a veterinarian that specializes in the medical treatment of livestock, including horses, donkeys, cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and pigs. Click for a list of large animal veterinarians in the Gainesville, Florida area.
4. Specialty Veterinarian is a veterinarian that specializes in a specific medical field (animal cardiologist, dermatology, dentist, etc.) or chooses a specific species (equine veterinarian, avian veterinarian, etc.) to treat. Click for a list of specialty veterinarians in the Gainesville, Florida area.
5. Wildlife Veterinarian is a veterinarian that specializes in the treatment of wild animals (tigers, monkeys, various birds of prey species and etc.).
6. Research Veterinarian is a veterinarian that focuses on biomedical research, microbiology, pathology and other forms of clinical research to solve health problems in animals. Click for a list of research veterinarians in the Gainesville, Florida area.

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