V Is For Veterinarian (Shetland Sheepdog) ~ A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020

Veterinary practices can be traced back to around 3500 B.C. But it wasn’t until 1761 when Claude Bourgelat, a French veterinarian surgeon, decided to establish the first veterinarian school. In the beginning, the Royal Veterinary School focused on anatomy and diseases of cattle, horses and sheep, due to the plague deaths of these animals. It wasn’t until 1852 when the first veterinarian school, the Veterinarian College of Philadelphia, was established in the United States.

Veterinarian Services for Shetland Sheepdog (aka the Sheltie) and all living creatures has certainly improved over the years. Thirty years ago veterinarians didn’t have all the medical equipment that they have today. Back then all a veterinarian had was an x-ray machine in which to make a diagnosis. Today veterinarians have all the latest technology such as Ultra Sound, CAT Scan and MRI machines.

Message from a Sheltie mom – I believe Misty Blue knows when she is going to the vet. If we turn right onto the street, we are going to her daycare. Left means…..the Vet! Turning left causes her to bark consistently until we get there. She is much more mellow when we go right.

Misty Blue sees a vet at the Banfield Hospital which is located in the Pet Smart store nearby. Banfield offers a Optimal Wellness Plan which has saved me lots of money! It’s not pet insurance but plans that include many things such as unlimited visits. You can check out the Banfield Optimal Wellness plans here

How has today’s technology helped in diagnosing your Sheltie?

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Shetland Sheepdog ~ A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020 Posts
A Is For Active
B Is For Barking
C Is For Characteristics
D Is For Dental Care
E Is For Ear Tipping
F Is For Famous Shetland Sheepdogs
G Is For Grooming
H Is For Health Conditions
I Is For Ivermectin
J Is For Jumping
K Is For Kissing
L Is For Lilies and other poisonous flowers
M Is For MDR1
N Is For Nose Work
O Is For Origin
P Is For Phenol
Q Is For Quarantine
R Is For Rainbow Bridge
S Is For Shedding
T Is For Traits
U Is For Unconditional Love
V Is For Veterinarian
W Is For Working Ability
X Is For Xylitol
Y Is For Yelling and Other Noises
Z Is For Zoomies

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  1. Its really nice that animals have special doctors for them. I remember once my doctor father gave a pediatric dose of human medication to my dog but still it was the wrong thing to do. Luckily the dog didn’t die but the medication reacted a whole 24 hours later!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been interested to learn more about Shelties. We have to spell the word V-E-T to not upset our four footed friends but they don’t seem to mind their visits so much. We drive rather than walk so there are less clues before we get there. I was interested to read your brief history of vets.

  3. Your sheltie is a smart cookie! We’re contemplating another dog after this pandemic simmers the heck down. The hubby could use a good service dog with all his issues that caused our temporary closure of the daycare.

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