We would be more comparable to a paramedic. We have veterinarians partnering with us, who will provide support, advice, and medical services as needed. We are not veterinarians, and cannot provide the same level of care (such as surgery, or prescribing medicine). Most Veterinarians, however, are not well versed or trained in the daily care, rehabilitation, husbandry, caging, and feeding needs of a raptor. And so it is a often a very cooperative relationship between rehabilitators and vets when it comes to birds of prey.