Veterinary medicine
Veterinary Medicine is the branch of science
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 that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human
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s. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species , both domesticated and wild
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, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is usually only practiced by professionals, normally led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers
Paraveterinary workers
Paraveterinary workers are those people who assist a veterinarian in the performance of their duties. The job role varies throughout the world, and common titles include veterinary nurse, veterinary technician, veterinary assistant and veterinary technologist, and variants with the prefix of...

 such as veterinary nurses or technicians.