Many individuals confuse a pet hospital and their local vets. The difference is simple, a veterinary practice offers regular check-ups and minor surgeries on animals, whereas a pet hospital is a referral centre where pets are referred to for specialist services.
Some of the specialist services provided at pet hospitals include but is not limited to:
- Internal medicine
- Neurology and neurosurgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Pain management
- Soft tissue surgery
What animals visit a pet hospital?
Depending on the pet hospital, a range of animals ranging from fish up to farm animals can be referred. A list of these animals include:
- Guinea pigs
- Farm animals including horses