The perfect gift for professional veterinarians and graduating vet students! Pinned to the front of your lab coat, the Rod of Asclepius Veterinarian Lapel Pin is sure to make a great impression.
Named after Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, this universal symbol of healing is subtly different from the Caduceus, which has two snakes entwined about a rod. In professional medical circles, the Rod of Asclepius is considered the "true" symbol.
The meaning of the snake and rod has been lost in history, but theories abound. Perhaps ancient physicians knew about the healing properties of snake venom that modern biomedical scientists are just now discovering? We may never know, but we do know for certain this Rod of Asclepius Lapel Pin will be treasured for decades to come!
Clasp not included with your order, but if you forward your email receipt and a mailing address (USA only) to sales(at)TheCopperSerpent(dot)com, I'll ship you one for free! You can also pick one up from Amazon or a local store - look for a 'butterfly clasp' or 'pin clutch'.