When you take on the responsibility of owning a pet it is important to understand the long term commitment that you are making. Many compare taking care of cats or raising dogs similar to having a child for the first time, and although they are not exactly the same, in many ways they are similar. Taking care of cats and dogs requires feeding them, entertaining them, making sure their health is okay, etc. It is far from a walk in the park to say the least. Oh yes, speaking of walking, when you have a pet know that you will be doing tons of that if you actually plan on taking good care of your animal.
When you do get a pet, it is important to make sure there is a vet in the area. Did you know the word veterinarian comes from the Latin term veterinae, which means working with animals, so understand they will be a very important part of raising your pet. Most vets work in clinical settings and treat animals directly for illnesses on a daily basis. According to the american Veterinary Medical Association, around 75 percent of vets work in a private practice, and many of them focus on small domesticated animals like caring for a cat or dog. But some feline veterinary hospitals focus on bigger animals like cows, pigs and horses.
There is all types of care that comes from vets, feline dental care, feline health care, etc. It does not matter what type of care is needed, just know if you own a pet, there is only one place to take them when they need to be looked at and that is the vet! But in other forms of animals, such as bigger animals like the ones you would find at the zoo, know that some vets are specialized and trained in this area of exotic animal, so they will require special training to work at the zoo on these animals.
Some veterinarians specialize in treating exotic animals. Often times veterinarians that have this special training work at a zoo. Check out this website for more.