Want to take the first step toward becoming a veterinarian? Here’s where you can start. Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods provides the strong, fundamental knowledge about animal health that you need before you begin treating them.
Before treating animals, students must know how animal health is unique. Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods is an introductory textbook on health and medicine for animals. However, it does not go head-first into the actual practice of being a veterinarian. Instead, students will walk away with a better understanding of just how an animal’s body works for and against itself. For example, this includes what diseases to watch out for in certain animals and common injuries among certain animal populations. It also includes how exactly to spot causes, prevent, and track these diseases based on research and statistical analysis. Plus, Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods offers several in-the-field investigations and observational studies. These parts of the book offer specific situations as examples to bring statistics to life. Therefore, students can see how some of the scientific studies would help them down the road in their careers.
In addition to providing important, well-researched information, this textbook gives student the tools to study diseases in animal populations for themselves. There are various points where diagrams, formulas, and charts accompany the text and explain how conclusions can be drawn in veterinary medicine. Furthermore, Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods’s comprehensive database of disease patterns, vaccination requirements, and other important tidbits make it useful for professionals and students alike.
About the Authors of Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods
S. Wayne Martin, Ph.D., teaches veterinary science in Ontario, Canada. He is a professor at the Ontario Veterinary College at University of Guelph’s department of veterinary microbiology and immunology.
Alan H. Meek, Ph.D., also teaches at the Ontario Veterinary College at University of Guelph’s department of veterinary microbiology and immunology. He is a professor and chairman of the department. Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods is one of several writings he’s published on animal medical patterns.
Preben Willebtrg, Ph.D., teaches student veterinarians in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a professor at Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University’s department of forensic and state veterinary medicine.