veterinary medicine

the branch of medicine dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals, especially domesticated animals.

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veterinary medicine or veterinary science
the branch of medicine concerned with the health of animals and the treatment of injuries or diseases that affect them
veterinary science or veterinary science

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veterinary medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals, especially domestic animals.

veterinary medicine

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veterinary medicine   (vět'ər-ə-něr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases or injuries of animals and their treatment.
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Example sentences
Ketamine is a popular veterinary medicine which can be used on a variety of
  animals such as cats, pigs, frogs and chimps.
The veterinary medicine prize was given for finding that cows that have names
  make more milk than those who remain anonymous.
Professional courses in medicine, veterinary medicine, and law typically take
  five years.
He currently practices regulatory veterinary medicine, representing the safety
  and welfare of thoroughbred racehorses.
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