Is there a real difference?
Even then the person performing the surgery will be a fully trained and qualified vet. We dont have petsmart here but I know of such places and they are bound by the same laws as a vets when doing any treatment.can't you get it done at a petsmart or something?
Veterinarians are the ones who perform the surgeries. (That's kind of the law....) Frequently, they will have their own hospitals, but donate their services to local low cost clinics. Sometimes the work exclusively for the shelter. And it's not that the vet techs who assist at low cost clinics lack training, either. It's more along the lines of low cost clinics not offering as many add-on services and/or just not having stuff like the machines to do bloodwork and the like.Depends on the age of the pup and the breed. Complications can arise with young small breed pups.
Frankly, I wouldn't have too much faith outside of a Vet. Can the clinic handle complications?
Think about this. If you need major surgery, would you rather have a Physician or a Physician's Assistant perform the major surgery?
I get your drift, but in my particular town we have one PA and one MD, and the PA is awesome. Most people go to him for most stuff you don't need MD credentials for. He actually did a surgical procedure on me a few years ago, lol.If you need major surgery, would you rather have a Physician or a Physician's Assistant perform the major surgery?