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Welcome to the Veterinary medicine WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to veterinary medicine.

  • The goal of this WikiProject is to create, improve, and maintain articles and content relating to the subject of medicine as it relates to non-human animals, with particular attention paid to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals.
Recent changes


Open tasks[edit]

This list is incomplete.

  • Stub expansion - A list of stubs can be found at Category:Veterinary medicine stubs.
  • Assessing importance and quality - Guidelines can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Assessment.
  • General clean up and improvement of existing articles, especially the ones rated as high or top importance
  • Adding quality references to unreferenced or under-referenced articles
  • Images - Many articles are missing images. See below under resources for suggestions of image sources.

Naming guidelines and other considerations[edit]

Right now there are a variety of ways that vet med pages are named. Some do not indicate that they are specifically animal related. This is fine for diseases that only occur in animals, such as Foot-and-mouth disease or Pseudorabies, but it may not be appropriate for diseases that occur also in humans (but currently lack human information), such as Hip dysplasia or Chronic superficial keratitis. Also, some diseases are disambiguated differently, such as Bladder stone (animal) or Cerebellar hypoplasia (non-human). Others begin with the specific breed, such as Canine ehrlichiosis or Feline lower urinary tract disease. Some uniformity should be decided on.

Related to this, there are quite a few medical articles that contain both human and animal information. Should they always be separated into different articles, or can they be kept together? Obviously, once the information on animals is long enough, it can be split off. However, even for articles with only a short paragraph on the disease in animals, there has been suggestions that it is inappropriate for articles about the "human" disease. Please discuss on the talk page.



See: Identifying reliable medical sources (WP:MEDRS and WP:SCIRS).

  • PubMed - A search tool for journal articles related to veterinary medicine, with links to journal websites, and to some full-text articles.
  • Merck Veterinary Manual [1] - Good online resource for background information.
  • Wikivet WikiVet is a collaboratively edited veterinary encyclopedia. A log-in is required.
  • Google scholar
  • Non-online resources such as textbooks and veterinary-related periodicals.


  • Create your own: Pictures of pets or patients can be helpful (generally with the owner's permission).
  • Wikimedia Commons category Veterinary medicine has images that may be available for use; upload new images to Wikimedia Commons for use among different wikis.
  • Federal documents in the public domain (Includes images published by federal agencies such as CDC, APHIS and USDA)
    • A Google image search with the modifier will turn up images on federal government websites which may or may not be public domain. Please note that state government websites are not PD.
  • Many CDC images will often be in the public domain (but verify that the US government actually owns the image, per Copyright status of work by the U.S. government), which may include:
  • USGS National Wildlife Health Center's Field Manual of Wildlife Disease — General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds [2]. Unless otherwise stated, the images in these PDF files are taken by USGS employees and therefore PD. These are not searchable through Google, so it is a good place to check for images of bird diseases.
  • USDA's outreach publications, for agricultural health issues [3] - also PDF and not Google-searchable.
  • USDA's Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research journal [4]. Some files are PDF and have different images than the html pages.


FA Featured articles[edit]

Articles on Veterinary medicine-related subjects, not necessarily improved to Featured Status by this WikiProject.

FAC Peer review/Featured article candidates (FAC)[edit]

The following articles are in review as Featured article candidates:
None at this time.

GA Good articles (GA)[edit]

The following articles are recognized as good articles:

New articles[edit]

Please list your new veterinary medicine-related articles here. Any new articles containing an interesting or unusual fact may be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. Please add appropriate categories to each article from within Category:Veterinary medicine. New articles may also be listed in the Articles page of this WikiProject (or on the appropriate subpage).

Requested and missing articles[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Articles and its subpages also contain a list of important missing articles. Please add any requested articles to those pages.

Did you know (DYK?)[edit]

The following articles have been featured on the main page under Did you know.... This list may be incomplete.

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles Former featured articles
Delisted Good Articles Delisted Good Articles



See Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Assessment.

Collaboration and review[edit]

Article alerts is a bot-generated report of articles tagged with the WikiProject Veterinary medicine banner which have entered various formal workflows, for example, Articles for Deletion, Requests for Comments, or Peer Review.

Peer review[edit]

Veterinary technician



{{Veterinary-med-stub}} :

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.


{{Veterinary medicine}} :

{{Veterinary specialties}} :

{{Veterinary medical schools in the USA}} :

Project templates[edit]

{{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles:

WikiProject Veterinary medicine (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Veterinary medicine, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Veterinary medicine on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

{{User WikiProject Veterinary Medicine}} is a userbox for project members to add to their userspace. It produces:

Veterinary Surgeon.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Veterinary medicine.


See Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Category tree.


Related projects[edit]

Projects with pages in common with veterinary medicine[edit]

Other related projects[edit]


External links[edit]