The perfect gift for professional veterinarians and graduating vet students! Pinned to the front of your lab coat, the Rod of Asclepius Veterinarian Pendant 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 Veterinarian Pendant will be treasured for decades to come!