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Introduction

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine  that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animal . The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wildwith a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician(also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry and species relevant roles such as farriers

Program

Veterinary education is the tertiary education of veterinarians To become a veterinarian, one must first complete a veterinary degree (DVM, VMD, BVS, BVSc, BVMS, BVM, and.med.vet).

In the United States and Canada, almost all veterinary medical degrees are second entry degrees, and require several years of previous study at the university level.Many veterinary schools outside North America use the title “Faculty of Veterinary Science” instead of “College of Veterinary Medicine” or “School of Veterinary Medicine”, and some veterinary schools in China, Japan and South Korea(such as the DVM degree-awarding Department of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry at Guangxi University in China and the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology use the term “Department

Scope

The Cambridge course equips you with the clinical skills and scientific understanding required to enter practice and other areas of veterinary work.Many of our graduates subsequently enhance their clinical skills by obtaining further professional qualifications in a wide variety of clinical disciplines.However, the Cambridge veterinary course also gives you the scientific understanding needed to enter many other areas of veterinary work or biomedical science, and to understand and respond to the rapid progress being made in veterinary science. For example, there are opportunities to enter research in universities, Research Council institutes and private companies, and to obtain specialist postgraduate qualifications. In addition, career openings are available with government agencies, animal charities (RSPCA, PDSA etc), pharmaceutical companies, and in academic clinical posts.

This very popular five-year course, only offered by a few universities, qualifies you to practice as a veterinary surgeon. You’ll first learn about the structure and functions of healthy animals before tackling the diseases that affect them, how to manage these and the surgical know-how needed to treat domestic, farm or zoo animals. You need a passion for animal welfare, an aptitude for science and great communication skills. Vets work in private surgeries, for animal charities, for government departments and in biomedical research.

 Job description

Veterinarians typically do the following:

  • Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  • Treat and dress wounds
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Test for and vaccinate against diseases
  • Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines
  • Advise animal owners about general care, medical conditions, and treatments
  • Prescribe medication
  • Euthanize animals

Skill required

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or DVM) signifies that the holder is a veterinarian prepared for entry into the practice of veterinary medicine with or without further postgraduate study. All Cornell veterinary students must acquire broad scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary for them to function independently in a wide array sof clinical, research, and other situations

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