Why do the veterinarians take your pet ‘to the back’?

Every veterinary hospital in Tucson has one, it’s called the treatment room, and it is usually a catch-all location with several tables equipped for anything from nail trims to minor surgeries. The walls are usually lined with kennels for recovering surgical or hospitalized patients. This room is the heart of the hospital. Any time a pet needs to have blood drawn, a nail trim, or even a major cactus removal, they are often hustled into this room.¬†

The treatment room has several things that make it superior to the intake room for these minor procedures, first and foremost is that you are not there. As much as most people believe that their pets are far better with their ‘parents’ this is actually far from the truth, and pets, once away from owners are usually far easier to handle.

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