This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of veterinary medicine and how it is dependent on pharmacology. Lectures include veterinary medical education; and practicing small animal medicine, large animal medicine (equine and food animal), and exotic animal medicine, inclusive of the daily challenges encountered in practicing medicine. Introductions to diseases, whether infectious or non-infectious, of various etiologies will be made. The realms of veterinary medicine, for example, diagnostic tools (physical examination, imaging, clinical pathology, etc.), treatment options (medicinal, surgical, physical therapy, conservative, etc.) and career opportunities will be emphasized.