Your complete guide to studying Veterinary Medicine

Everything you need to know about studying Veterinary Medicine

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Veterinary Medicine is the study of preventing, diagnosing, and treating illnesses that affect domestic and wild animals. It also focuses on human health by avoiding the transmission of animal diseases — especially from pets and food-producing animals — to people.

Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science allows students to choose from different subdisciplines: Veterinary Toxicology, Poultry Veterinary, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Veterinary Nutrition, Veterinary Radiology, Veterinary Surgery, and others.

A typical Veterinary Medicine curriculum includes subjects like Animal Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Health and Disease, Body Systems, Animal Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Functional Histology, Vet Parasitology, Vet Lab Sciences, etc.

People who study Veterinary Medicine have a deep love and appreciation for animals. Vet students understand that these beings — small or large — have feelings, can experience pain, and suffer tremendously from diseases or abuse. By choosing to become a vet, you can relieve their pain, look after their wellbeing, and make the world a little better one animal patient at a time.

Veterinary Medicine graduates can become researchers focused on developing treatments and medicines for animals or practitioners who are known as veterinary physicians or vets. Career prospects are wide in the field and range from science teachers, marine biologists, park managers, zoo animal care specialists, to veterinary pathologists or animal assisted therapists.

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