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Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals


Whether you want to step into the wild side of veterinary medicine or just take care of loveable dogs and cats, explore how to care for domestic, farm, and wild animals, diagnose their common diseases and ailments, and learn about different veterinary treatments. If you have always been drawn to the world of our furry, scaly, and feathered friends, this is the course for you!

  • In this unit, we will learn what veterinary science is and about some of the ongoing research in the field. We will examine how veterinary scientists try to better understand animals’ health and diseases as well as how veterinarians apply this knowledge to particular animals that they care for. We will also discuss the history of veterinary science, some of the areas that veterinary scientists are focusing on in their research, and some of the ethical considerations in veterinary research and science.

    What will you learn in this unit?

    • Discuss what the areas of veterinary science and medicine include and how these areas differ from each other.
    • Learn about the history of veterinary science and medicine.
    • Examine some of the research areas that veterinary scientists are working on today.
    • Investigate the educational and other requirements for veterinarians and veterinary scientists.
    • Discuss some of the ethics in the profession and some of the controversial issues.
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