Understanding the term and its etymology will help us understand the real meaning of this type of animal care-giving. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ("Veterinary") states that the term veterinary derives from a Latin word veterinarius that pertains to beasts of burden. It is similar to the Latin veter- and vetus that is related to the practice or the knowledge in "prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals, especially domestic animals."
The people who practice such skill and knowledge are called veterinarians. They also carry the title of "doctor." But veterinarians are often regarded with lesser professional esteem compared to the physicians of human beings. Hence, few have developed an interest in this field. But why is veterinary care important
Do we have enough competent doctors to give veterinary care to our fowls, to the beasts of burden, and to our pet animals Does everyone have access to adequate veterinary care How do we know if we got the proper veterinarian These questions will be answered through this study.