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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

James Yeates

February 2018

ISBN: 9780198790969

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £7.99

James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.

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James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.

  • Describes the development of veterinary science, from early practices to recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance
  • Analyses the key roles played by diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with regard to farm animals and pets
  • Discusses the challenges for the future of veterinary medicine, including ethical dilemmas in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they do not coincide
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

James Yeates, Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA

Dr James Yeates is Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA. He is a practising member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and Official Veterinarian. He has served on the Council of the British Veterinary Association, the Council of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons; Scientific Committee of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association; and UK Equine Disease Coalition. He is the author of Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice (Wiley Blackwell, 2013).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:All creatures great and small
    2:Our families and other animals
    3:Making illnesses better
    4:Making lives better
    5:Diseases across species
    6:Global veterinary medicine
    7:The future of veterinary medicine
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

Reviews

"Dr. Yeates's accessible, engrossing, and compassionate overview of the history, current state, and future of veterinary science ultimately underscores the vital need to apply the concept of one health to sustain and improve the well-being of all creatures worldwide." - Dr. S.M. Johnson Chiang, World Veterinary Association President

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