subject description and guidelines
“Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the application of medical, surgical, public health, dental, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to non-human animals, including wildlife and domesticated animals, including livestock, working animals, and companion animals.”
The Library seeks to support the research, instruction, and clinical service missions of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The major specialty areas include: behavior, anesthesiology, cardiology, clinical pathology, dermatology, dentistry, emergency medicine and critical care, endocrinology, farriery (therapeutic horseshoeing), genetic and inherited disorders, imaging (radiology) and radiation therapy, infectious (bacterial and viral) diseases and immunology, internal medicine, neurology, nutritional diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, parasitic diseases, pathology, pharmacy, production medicine, public health and epidemiology, theriogenology (obstetrics and reproduction), and surgery.
All species are included:
- Companion animals, e.g., dogs, cats, pocket pets, ferrets
- Livestock and food-producing animals, e.g., cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, swine
- Wildlife, exotic, and captive zoo animals
- Caged and wild birds, raptors, waterfowl
- Reptiles, amphibians
- Fish and aquatic mammals
- Laboratory animals, e.g., rats, mice, guinea pigs, primates
Under the “one health” concept, veterinary medicine interfaces with human medicine, especially as related to pathology and public health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic diseases (e.g., infectious diseases transmitted from non-human animals to humans).