How about some fun facts about one of our favorite people in our pets’ lives, your veterinarian!
- The term ‘veterinarian’ comes from the Latin word ‘veterinae’ which means “working animals”
- The first vaccinations for cattle were developed in 1712 and used to eradicate a plague in Europe.
- The first veterinary school was founded in Lyon, France in 1761 by Claude Bourgelat. The school focused on studying the anatomy and diseases of sheep, horses, and cattle in an effort to combat cattle deaths from a plague in France.
- The invention of the automobile in teh early 1900’s changed veterinary medicine forever. In the decline of needing animals as modes of transportation, veterinarians began focusing more on the animals that we keep as pets (primarily dogs and cats) rather than industrial animals. The results are still the same today – dogs and cats are a veterinarian’s primary patients!
We love our doctors and staff at YAH, so be sure to stop by and let them know you saw some fun facts about them today!