The increasing focus on improving the quality of life for felines has led to a rise in concern for the various diseases and conditions that affect this species. As a result, veterinary specialists must be prepared to address a variety of complications, ranging from digestive problems to infectious diseases and feline oncology.
For this reason, degrees such as TECH’s Professional Master’s Degree Feline Medicine and Surgery update professionals on medical and therapeutic advances for cats, delving into their proper treatment and care.
Feline Medicine has become one of the most sought-after areas for clinical veterinarians due to several factors. One of them is the lack of specific focus in the veterinary career, which has led to the need for specialized courses and postgraduate degrees that address the basic knowledge in this field.
On the other hand, many professionals look to dedicate themselves exclusively to the care of this species, so they look for alternatives that meet their needs and expectations.
Cats can be difficult to treat in a clinic for several reasons. These animals are territorially sensitive and may feel threatened in unfamiliar environments. The veterinary clinic is often a stressful place for them, filled with unfamiliar smells, sounds and people.
In addition, cats are very independent animals that value their freedom and control over their environment, so they may be uncomfortable or reluctant to be handled and examined by strangers, especially when they feel trapped or confined in an exam room.
Advances in General and Surgical Care of Small Felines
Feline medicine has seen an increase in diagnostic imaging techniques, such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which has allowed a more detailed evaluation of internal organs and tissues, thus easing a more exact diagnosis of diseases and injuries.
In addition, greater attention has been paid to pain management in cats, with the development of safer and more effective analgesics specifically for cats, and with significant advances in the identification and treatment of pain in these felines.
Likewise, significant advances have been made in the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for cats, such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy, which involve smaller incisions and the use of visualization cameras. These techniques allow surgeries to be performed with less trauma and reduced recovery times.
In addition, the use of lasers in feline surgery has gained popularity, being applicable in various procedures such as tumor removal, correction of upper respiratory problems and dental surgery.
As for feline oncologic surgery, more precise tumor resection techniques have been achieved to reduce the risk of recurrence and use intraoperative biopsies for rapid and right evaluation.
On the other hand, for feline orthopedic surgery, techniques for the treatment of fractures, dislocations and joint diseases, such as hip dysplasia, have been improved thanks to better designs and materials of implants and fixation devices, allowing an effective stabilization of injuries and a faster recovery.
Professionals Adapted to Feline-Focused Medicine
Veterinarians specializing in feline medicine have expert knowledge of cat physiology, anatomy, and behavior, enabling them to better understand the needs of cats and supply tailored care for these small animals. They are trained to recognize and address the unique medical needs of felines, including identifying subtle symptoms of diseases through accurate physical examinations and diagnostic testing, and offering targeted treatment to effectively address feline health issues.
They also understand techniques to reduce stress in cats during office visits, creating a calm environment and using gentle handling methods to minimize defensive or aggressive behaviors. In addition, they focus on disease prevention and promoting the long-term health of cats by offering proper vaccination recommendations, feline nutrition counseling and specific care guidelines to prevent common diseases such as dental disease and obesity.
So, they are familiar with the specific diseases that affect felines and can supply both up-to-date and effective treatments and therapies for conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, respiratory and urinary tract diseases. In addition, these veterinarians understand the unique relationship between owners and their cats, making them indispensable for personalized feline care guidance and addressing owners’ specific concerns.
TECH Technological University
TECH stands out as the only digital university approved to use Relearning as a methodological basis. This learning approach can be taught 100% online and combines pedagogical rigor with academic demand and advanced educational technology, ensuring the acquisition of professional skills in each degree.
Another of its strengths is the 99% employability rate among graduates, according to the indications of the consulting firm KPMG, which currently positions it as one of the academic institutions most oriented to professional growth.
In addition, TECH has been awarded the Google Partner Premier 2023 award and has obtained a score of 4.9 out of 5 in Trustpilot, which confirms its reputation as the university best valued by its students and its commitment to academic excellence.