Veterinary medicine is one of the most diverse of all universitarian studies. A veterinary student on his way to his approbation as a veterinary doctor will have at least the following subjects: Botany, Zoology, Veterinary Anatomy, Parasitology, Microbiology and Immunology ,Histology, Pathology, Histopathology, organic, inorganic and Bio-Chemistry, Molecular Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, animal nutrition and feeding, animal care and management,Dairy and poultry science,animal genetics and breeding,animal surgery,obstetrics and gynaecology,embryology and theriogenology,Veterinary medicine, Toxicology and vet jurisprudence, Fodder cultivation and agronomy,agricultural extension,statistics ,Wild life and zoo animal medicine ,vet public health ,Lab animal management,vet ethics and legal aspects, etc. This is a book with everything needed to get a degree in Veterinary Medicine, it's here to satisfy public interest in medical care for animals, with self-help advice how to keep your pet healthy for example. Nothing here is intended to replace professional health care by qualified Vets!
History of Veterinary Medicine
It all began when people tried to optimize their meat-production system. There's references to aiding cows in birth dating back to ancient Egypt, Veterinaries have been sent to war, to help maintain the horses of the cavalry, or replace the fallen human surgeons on the battlefield, especially because they had a better command of anatomy. Veterinaries are helping archaeologists in reconstructing the living conditions of ancient civilisations on the basis of animal bones found.
In Germany there even is a professor who habilitated in the field of veterinary history, teaching the subject (and Latin/Greek language basics) at the Wikipedia: University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover.
Anatomy of the domestic animals
A very broad topic, for which 2 years of intense study doesn't seem to be enough. Even seasoned practitioners have to consult their books from time to time. As new discoveries are made, various parts are rewritten.