Veterinary medicine (subject guide): Recommended
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Veterinary medicine at Virginia Tech

Veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. This subject guide focuses on providing resources to those in the DVM program at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The tabs provide additional resources for food animal, equine, mixed species, small animal, and public/corporate veterinary medicine.


eClinPath, from Cornell University
An online educational resource on veterinary clinical pathology.

Visual Guides of Animal Reproduction

Originally known as The Drost Project, this site provides a compilation of reproduction images of 7 species.

Merck's Veterinary Manual 
For more than 60 years, the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has provided veterinarians and other animal health professionals with concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals.

Recommended databases

Head, Veterinary Medicine Library and Liaison to Animal Sciences

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Kiri DeBose
Vet Med Library
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Vet Med Library's
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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent o the mailing address listed on your account.