Technological advancements have helped the world grow into a better and more efficient place to live. They have improved not only the quality of our human lives, but have also helped us to improve the lives of our beloved pets as well.
Veterinary medicine has been able to reach heights never before seen, experiencing transformations and allowing veterinary practitioners to diagnose our pets faster, more accurately and, at the end of the day, save their lives.
This technology has also allowed us to enhance the care we can provide to our pets.
In regards to diagnosis, treatment and care, technological advancements in veterinary care has seen improvements to MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), ultrasounds, and laparoscopy, all things that used to solely be used on humans, are now used to help treat our furry friends. But other than in clinics, these newer inventions also help us with prevention and better care.
Below, let’s take a look at a few of these technological advancements.
We’re all familiar with smart watches, but what if you could get something similar to monitor the health of your pet? These days, animal wearable devices are being used more and more. These devices can help you capture vitals such as body temperature, heart rate, pH levels and more. You’ll be able to keep accurate track of your pet’s health on a continuous basis. These devices can help us make diagnoses quicker as well as allow us to provide more accurate treatments.
3D printing is advantageous in animal surgeries as it is used to provide veterinarians with close to real information on internal bone and muscle structures of an animal about to be operated on. Animal bone models can be made in rapid succession from information gathered by computer software and tomography scans. These models can also help inform pet owners about their pet’s anatomy and physiology. 3D printing technology is also used widely to provide animals with custom-designed prosthetics for animals, which are usually difficult to construct and obtain.
Surgical procedures done in the most minimal, and least invasive way, can now be performed on almost any animal body part, and this includes the heart and other internal organs. Due to this technology, it drastically reduces recovery times as well as helps pets get back to their normal health in the shortest amount of time possible.
These technological progressions have not just occurred independent of other veterinary uses, but they have also helped the veterinary practice develop further. Veterinary computer programs have been updated to provide many new advantages for vets. Cloud-based patient data and medical records are able to be retrieved at any time and allow for better collaboration between medical teams. Cloud-based programs are also a cost-effective solution for vets and offer them a greater return on investment which encourages more vets to start using them.
Computer software, advanced medical technologies and better strategies are the driving force behind the global veterinary services market. The adoption of newer technologies will become an indispensable part of veterinarians, clinics and hospitals who want their practice to grow and succeed.