Combining the technical experiences of a veterinarian working in clinical practice and a 20-year veteran teacher, the authors created this accurate, reader-friendly introduction to veterinary science, unlike any other in its class. In addition to outlining career opportunities available in this fascinating field of study, the chapters detail topics on cells, tissues, systems, nutrition, species comparison, principles of disease, disease prevention and diagnosis, zoonotic disease, surgery, and economic decision-making in veterinary practice. Each chapter features ?A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian? vignette that relays James Herriot-type stories with relevance to clinical practice, and makes the book interesting and informative to readers. Useful to students, individuals raising livestock, or anyone who wants learn more about the care of animals, this book is an insightful resource.Baker, MeeCee is the author of 'Introduction to Veterinary Science', published 2003 under ISBN 9780766833029 and ISBN 076683302X.