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Introduction to Veterinary Science

Do you love cats, dogs or any kind of pet in general? Have you ever thought of becoming a vet because you love caring and working with animals so much? 

A course in Veterinary Science will equip you with the scientific knowledge and tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses in animals. This course includes different areas of medicine, such as performing surgeries, developing drugs, and caring for a variety of different animals.  A unique thing about this field is how the patients are unable to converse with you, so it is up to the vet’s skill to identify and diagnose the problem in order to treat them.

Why are Veterinarians important?

Veterinarians are incredibly important to prevent diseases and provide healthcare for animals. Can you imagine if there was not a doctor and your pet desperately needed aid?

Veterinarians are essential to keep livestock healthy, conserve wildlife, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  

Branches of Veterinary Science

Veterinarians have multiple specialties that may require additional training. It’s more work, but for a specialist, pursuing something they’re passionate about is well worth the effort. 

Anesthesia – Involves managing the pain of an animal and minimizing risks during a surgery. 

Behavioral – These specialists use their knowledge of medical and behavioral issues to come up with a treatment plan.

Clinical Pharmacology – They research and regulate drugs based on proper usage and medicine interaction to ensure animals receive safe treatment. 

Dermatology – Dermatologists deal with different types of skin diseases animals experience and identifies the root of the problem.

Internal Medicine – These specialists are trained to treat complicated or uncommon diseases. they can also specialize in the following: Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Small animal internal medicine, and large animal internal medicine. 

Microbiology – They develop safe treatments for infectious animal diseases through research on bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. 

Nutrition – They manage animals’ diets by developing nutrition plans to improve their patients’ health.

Ophthalmology – The eye specialists of the animal world, they treat eye diseases and help prevent further issues. 

Preventive Medicine – These specialists work to control and prevent harmful diseases that can affect both humans and animals. 

Sports Medicine – They rehabilitate injured animals, usually athletic or a sports champion, to normal functionality and health. 

Surgery – Veterinary surgeons handle particularly difficult or risky surgeries, and can utilize specialized equipment or facilities.

Zoology Medicine – Zoo veterinarians care for the wildlife, whether in a protected environment or natural habitat. They also play an important role in conservation.

What will you study?

A Veterinary Science degree will give you the knowledge needed to treat and diagnose animals. Some of the subjects you will study are:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology
  • Anatomy & Histology
  • Animal Psychology
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Diseases
  • General Surgery


Why should you study Veterinary Science?


Saving a life always feels good. However, there’s just something about animals that makes it feel better, right? 

When they’re helpless, giving them aid and making them feel safe is one of the best feelings in the world. If you have a strong passion for animals, a career in veterinary will be very rewarding for you. 

Save lives

A degree in Veterinary Science doesn’t just give you the tools to help animals, but plays a part in saving human lives as well. Certain animal diseases such as the bird flu can spread from animals to humans, so as a vet, you’ll be assisting with the discovery, prevention and treatment of such diseases to help both animals and humans!

Career Options

Veterinary Science has wide career options. Aside from opening your own clinic, you also have access to diverse opportunities such as working with wildlife, researching medicine in labs, treating farm animals, and working in government centres. 

What are the career options?

The career options as a veterinary are many. Here are some of the popular ones:

  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Livestock Inspector
  • Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Marine Biologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Wildlife Veterinarian
  • Zookeeper

What are the requirements for Veterinary Science?

  • A-Levels :At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)
  • STPM :At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)
  • Matriculation :At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)

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