Vets have a varied set of consumers of clients which lend themselves to the service readily. These are often either pet owners or those who are involved in agriculture, specifically that of livestock or cattle farming. These two classes of consumers can be usually found in different places, but where agriculture is concerned, both pets and livestock might be addressed together.
For agrarian economies or farming communities, the vet provides strong support for concerns related to the use or ownership of animals. These, the veterinarian in Alberta for instance will be well versed in, their major concerns and even unique needs. These needs could include treatment for stock used for sports like equestrian or for the more mundane farm chores.
Dogs in a farm are often workers themselves, but they belong to another category of animal raising. These consider themselves part of families and are usually treated that way. Also, they could be working on farms as sheep dogs, trained to help ranchers or farmers herd cows or cattle, and also as guards for farm facilities.
The most important thing to consider in a locale like Alberta is the economy and how animals are related to it. Even so, there will be many with pets, especially in cities, and are often of a mind that services to these should not be unlike the medical services provided humans. For the most part, it is about having some things which are civilized.
Civilization in human terms has long been served by dogs, cats, horses and even livestock. There could have been no progress like the one people currently find without these species being harnessed to help or serve humanity. Today however the concerns are really of humanitarian bent for other species, and some sectors are fighting against the inhumane treatment of animals.
However, there is a division between what is property and what is part of domestic households when it comes to other species. Cats or dogs are members of households, while cows or sheep are property. Whatever the distinctions, the caveats and the issues about these, veterinarians are tasked to provide them with necessary medical support.
The vet is one of the most humanitarian in the medical profession, bar none. Not only are they tasked to translate what is good for humans for the benefit of lower forms of animals, they have to do it in the most humane way. This is not about the modern concerns of groups protesting the rights of animals but an ancient one related to the calling of doctors.
In fact, without a vet, animals in the wild will almost certainly die if they get wounded in any way. The instinct for these is to find a womb like spot, a cave or a hollowed out log and lick their wounds. The wounded will not be treated nor will they survive well, if at all, with these wounds.
Perhaps the best part of animal rights activism should be founded on how civilization has made a science out of treating different species. True, there might have been really bad habits where animal testing is concerned. Vets though are not part of the debate nor actually want to be.