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What types of animals do veterinarians care for?

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June 13, 2013 10:28PM

Veterinarians as a group care for a very wide range of animals, from frogs and spiders to whales and giraffes. However, most veterinarians specialize in treating just few species of animals. The most commonly thought of species that veterinarians care for in the United States are horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, cats and dogs. Less common animals include ferrets, llamas, alpacas, pet birds, snakes, lizards, fish, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.