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Written by: Dr. Jim Surrell
Published on: May 26, 2022

smiling vet with dog
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Veterinarians provide great needed medical care for our pets, our farm animals, and so many various types of animals in significant need of their great health care delivery.

Today, let’s take a brief look at this wonderful caring profession that does so much for so many animals in need.

Veterinary medicine is that branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment of animal diseases, various health disorders, and injury in many types of animals.

This wonderful, caring medical profession also deals with animal rearing, breeding, research on nutrition, and development of needed medications. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both with domesticated and wild animals, and with a wide range of conditions that can affect the many different species that they treat.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, with the professional care most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a veterinarian, veterinary surgeon, or “vet”), and truly great animal care is also provided by others, such as veterinary nurses or veterinary technicians.

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