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Veterinarians on Call - Collection of short videos about veterinarians and their services in a wide variety of settings
Healthy animals mean healthy products, and private practitioners are crucial in helping to achieve both. Veterinarians provide the needed expertise and services to help their clients ensure the health and welfare of their animals. In addition, they provide guidance and client education to better ensure that medications and other treatments are given appropriately and that the necessary withdrawal times are allowed, both of which are essential to avoid drug residues. Private practitioners are a front line defense in the surveillance, prevention, and treatment of animal diseases; and Accredited veterinarians carry additional training and responsibilities pertaining to regulation of some of these diseases.
Establishments selling their products require inspection, which is provided by federal or state authorities. In both, veterinarians are central to ensuring safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged meat and poultry products.