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Issue number 30.3 Other Scientific

Dogs and veterinarians in today's society

Published 31/12/2020

Written by Katharina Ameli

Also available in Français , Deutsch , Italiano and Español

Dogs hold a special place in today’s society, and understanding how different people regard their dogs has a major impact on how veterinarians function on a daily basis.

Dogs and veterinarians in today's society

Key Points

The role of dogs in society has evolved greatly over the last century, and nowadays dogs fulfill various roles for different people.


The clinician must appreciate that both the dog and the owner should be at the heart of every consultation.


The veterinary profession has a major part to play in educating people about different aspects of animals and animal welfare.


Excellent communication skills are essential to ensure owner compliance and optimal animal health.


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