Veterinary science

Veterinary science covers all spheres of animal life, from farm animal husbandry to looking after family pets. There is also a key role for members of the profession as guardians of human health in the context of disease transmission from animal or animal products to man. The beginning of the 21st century finds the veterinary profession and its work held in high esteem by the general public and a source of considerable interest, with unprecedented exposure of veterinary matters in the popular media. Veterinarians are regarded as guardians of animal health and welfare, and the veterinary schools have a responsibility to continue to produce graduates in whom the public will have confidence.