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Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine is a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the health of animals and with preventing the spread of animal diseases to people. Veterinarians can work with domestic animals, farm animals, working animals, and more! They can also help keep part of our food supply safe.

What does a Veterinarian do?

  • Provides animals health and wellness evaluations and assessments, preventative medicine, medications, surgical services, rehabilitation, and palliative care
  • Provides animal population control services
  • Advises public health officials about animal health threats and can influence public policy
  • Provides evaluations and care for animal populations raised as food sources
  • May perform food-processing facility inspections to help ensure the safety of the food supply

Please note that Idaho State University does not have a veterinary medicine program, however Idaho State University is a great institution to attend for preparing to apply to veterinary medicine programs. Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most popular veterinary medicine programs among ISU students.

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