Have you ever wondered how vet surgeries are done? Or how vet surgeries have changed and improved over the years? You may not know it, but there have been many good changes in vet surgery that have helped and saved animals lives. How has veterinary surgery changed and improved over the years, specifically, the changes in materials and procedures? There are many advances in techniques, materials, technology and medicine in the field of vet surgery. Today I will be talking about my main inquiry question:
The Experience of Vet Surgeons
Vet surgeons have to be experienced and of course they have to be good with their hands. They have to be fully ready for what’s coming. They also have to be calm because if you are doing a life threatening surgery then you have to be calm and careful because if you are shaky you might hurt yourself or the patient. Also they have to check what they have done multiple times to make sure it is right and perfect. They have to make sure that the animal that they are working on will not feel pain. They have to make sure that the animal does not lick the place where they had surgery. The most important thing is that vet surgeons do not leave something in the animal while they are doing the surgery. The goal of surgery is to make the animal feel better and in some cases to “fix the animal.” According to Dr. Nance (the person I interviewed) vets do surgeries quickly, and are very strict in the vet hospital where they work. Also, vets are continuing to research animals and their diseases. According to my research the most deadly condition for animals is Ebola. This condition is mostly harming great apes but also humans. The condition on the apes is very harmful, they have not found this cure yet but scientists never stop studying and trying to find a new cure for any disease.
The materials are different now because they are more modern than the ones back in the day. The medicine is different because they cure the patient more quickly although the patients had much more pain back in the day because it hurt so much. Vet surgeons also used to not have computers. According to A.K.C Canine Health Foundation “They are treating some dogs with laser surgery.” I think this is a very big improvement because back then vet surgeons gave the animal they were treating a very big scar because they made their holes gigantic instead of a tiny place where they did the surgery was. I think that laser surgery could be helpful because it would give the animal less pain. In my opinion this is really important because if the dog is feeling pain it could hurt the dog or send it in to shock. This could kill the dog immediately if it is not asleep.
Now let’s talk about the procedures, which used to harm the animals.
This is true because animals are having to go through the harsh times of being ill and not well. This is very important because animals should not have to suffer pain and death, when for humans they can just take an advil. To stop this problem we have to expand the research, medicine and most importantly the procedures. Animals have to deal with an appendix. In a human this is really a simple surgery that is not hard or deadly. On the other hand animals and pets a very different. This surgery used to be very uncommon and even not available for many pets in the world. But now this procedure is more available for pets.
Also, anesthesia for animals going through surgery has improved. Vet surgeons used to inject dogs and cats with a drug. But now animals get treated with anesthesia in a more similar way that they treat humans with. When animals are anxious they give them tranquilizer and sedatives. This is important because animals are being treated better, more like how humans are treated and this is good because humans are cared about more and this means that animals and people get the same treatment and so now the both veterinarians and doctors have the same treatment or (procedures). I think this is more fair because in my opinion we all should have the same medicine animals are just like people just with four legs. Another procedure that has changed over time is the X-ray, so X-ray pictures used to be taken in dark rooms using chemicals. Now, the pictures are taken using computers. They changed it because they wanted more modern and sophisticated technology. Also ultrasound images have become higher quality due to technology. Finally CAT scans and MRIs which take photos of inside the body are now used regularly in vet surgery.
In conclusion, the materials and procedures of vet surgery have become more sophisticated and more modern, which means that animals are being treated better and more like humans. Now animals feel less pain when they go through surgery. Don’t forget that dogs and cats are intelligent and have emotions and so should be treated with the best technology available.