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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British Dictionary definitions for veterinary medicine
the branch of medicine concerned with the health of animals and the treatment of injuries or diseases that affect them
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Medicine definitions for veterinary medicine
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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Science definitions for veterinary medicine
[ vĕt′ər-ə-nĕr′ē ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases or injuries of animals and their treatment.
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