Dr. Brian Daubs graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Paul with a doctor of veterinary medicine. Brian Daubs, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, works in the small animal specialty.
There are numerous specialty fields students can pursue within the realm of veterinary medicine. Small animal veterinarians are among the most popular specialists within the industry, as they are explicitly trained in the treatment of animals which are commonly kept as pets, such as cats, dogs, exotic birds, and other companion animals. Some of the regular activities a small animal specialist engages in include fracture repair, heart surgery, abdominal surgery and dealing with surgical options for cancer.
Small animal vets may also interact with breeders. In these situations vets monitor an animal’s reproductive system and perform initial examinations of newborn puppies. Veterinarians can also be faced with the unfortunate task of putting a companion animal to sleep. In such an event, veterinarians are expected to demonstrate compassion for the family as well as medical proficiency throughout the procedure.