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BENEFITS OF PET OWNERSHIP

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The Bond Between Humans and Animals

The bond between humans and animals is extremely strong in our society today. Pets have been proven to ease loneliness, lengthen life, reduce stress and enhance recovery from illness. Pets fill a very important role in making humans feel needed and can promote an atmosphere of spontaneous play and laughter.

We place a high social value on our animals; and today’s pet owners want the very best medical care for their pets, just as they do for other members of their families. That’s the power of the human-animal bond.

The quality of veterinary care is available to meet the demand.

Pet owners and their pets also have a very strong bond with their veterinarians, who have the special skills necessary to assist pet owners in caring for their animal family member. Since your pet cannot tell the veterinarian what is wrong, it takes skill, training, and knowing your animal family member to guide proper care and diagnosis.

When diagnosis indicates a need for specific expertise, it is now possible to be referred to a veterinarian specialist who has devoted him/herself to a particular area of study or research.

In the past 30 years, the growth of veterinary specialties and the application of "high tech" medical procedures have been dramatic. Modern veterinary medicine can provide sophisticated treatments such as ultrasound and MRIs.

This trend has significantly increased the range of treatments and services available and has improved the overall level of care. Services such as hip replacement, dental work, and radiation therapy are widely available now. The CVMA membership includes board certified specialists in:

  • Toxicology
  • Lab Animal
  • Poultry
  • Theriogenology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Pharmacology
  • Behavior
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Zoological
  • Dentistry