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Is a veterinarian similair to a medical doctor?


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May 09, 2008 7:40AM

No. The similarity is that they both are in a medical field. The vet is knowledgeable in Animal Physiology and a Dr. knowledgeable in Human Physiology. It is like comparing apples and oranges. Although both are fruits, they are entirely different. Yes, the two are similar. The vet is to animals what the doctor is to people. The vet is a graduate of a veterinary medical school and the M.D. is a graduate of a medical school. Both are trained the the respective anatomy and physiology of their future patients. Both the vet and the doctor have extensive knowledge of the the biological processes of their patients (and the processes are similar) and the biochemical machinery of living creatures (which is also similar). There is a fair amount of similarity between the two professions. To say that there is not suggests a limited point of view.