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p. 129Epilogue: the future of veterinary medicinelocked

  • James Yeates


A primary veterinary aim is to help ill and suffering non-human animals. But veterinary science is essential in protecting the health, growth, function, resilience, and well-being of all species, ecosystems, economies, societies, and the environment. It can repair damage done by diseases and human activity. It can tackle old and new diseases as they appear, and prevent some from happening at all. The ‘Epilogue’ concludes that the future for veterinary science is bright. Increasingly, veterinary science will inform and integrate with other areas of scientific research. As well as human medicine and ecology, it will combine with animal science, agronomics, nutritional science, business science, economics, sociology, anthropology, meteorology, and climatology.

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