veterinary science

veterinary medicine

Medical field dealing with animals and with diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans. It was practiced as a specialty in ancient Egypt and Babylonia; the first veterinary schools in Europe were founded in the mid-18th century. Veterinarians practice internal medicine, surgery, and preventive medicine, using the same techniques used on humans. They serve worldwide in private and corporate clinical practice, academic programs, private industry, government service, public health, and military services. Many specialize in either small animals (pets) or large ones (livestock); a few specialize in wild animals.

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The University of Veterinary Science in the village of Yezin, a few miles north and east of Pyinmana, Burma, was established in 1957 as the Veterinary College of the University of Rangoon. In 1964 it became independent from its parent institution and took up the name "The Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science". In 1994 its administration changed hands from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. It assumed its present name in 1999.

Degree Offered Course Code Year of Study
B.V.Sc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science) 5 Years Full-Time

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