General practitioners: This can range from new graduates to more seasoned veterinarians who are your first line of care.

Emergency practitioners: These are veterinarians trained to see emergency situations and can give immediate care to pets in distress. Usually, once an animal is stabilized by the emergency veterinarians, the case gets referred to a specialist, if needed.

Specialist/s: There are veterinarians who have undergone further training of many years in a specialized field such as surgery, opthalmology, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, neurology, oncology and behavior medicine. General practitioners will refer cases to these specialists if the case isn’t responding to general treatment and/or will need a higher level care and diagnostics.