- the branch of medicine dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals, especially domesticated animals.
Origin of veterinary medicine
First recorded in 1780–90
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- the branch of medicine concerned with the health of animals and the treatment of injuries or diseases that affect them
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals, especially domestic animals.
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases or injuries of animals and their treatment.
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