About VME

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Welcome to the web site for the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. The discipline of medicine within veterinary medicine encompases the art and science of diagnosis and treatment of disease and maintenance of health for all species of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish except humans. Epidemiology is the discipline of science concerned with the study of factors determining and influencing frequency and distribution of disease, injury and other health events and the causes in a defined population, and with establishing programs to prevent and control the development and spread of disease.