A doctor who deals with the disease and injuries of animals is known as a veterinary surgeon.
Responsibility of the medical and surgical treatment of animals falls under the veterinary surgeon working in general practice. They deal with wide variety of animals ranging from zoo animals, domestic animals and farm animals. Depending on the area i.e. rural or urban area, a veterinary surgeon specializes in different fields such as specialization in small animals, food-producing animals, and perform mixed practices. Combined knowledge of nutrition, animal behavior, and practical skills are used to diagnose the illness, give proper medicine and perform the surgery. Sound knowledge of anesthesia during operations and radiography is also required. Veterinary Surgeon either run a hospital or visits the animals in their own living environment by carrying out home visits.