Health, Medical, and Social Work

86 Veterinary Medicine

Also see Veterinary Medicine OER in development.
Last update: Oct 23/20


3D Skeletons and Skulls (CC BY)

A collection of 3D CT scans of a variety of wild and domestic animal skeletons and skulls.


Animal Learning Theory Lecture (CC BY)

Presentation slides for a lecture on basic learning theory for teaching Animal Behaviour created by Dr Ralph R.J. Thompson from the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at The University of Edinburgh. It’s intended as a basis for lectures, to which images/graphics can be added and the lecture adapted for the purposes needed. The use of a coloured background to aid accessibility may benefit some students. Reflective/class questions are shown in light blue. Addition of other reflective or class response questions to check understanding and promote engagement is recommended.


Anatomy and Physiology of Animals (CC BY-NC-SA)

This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically about Animal Rights (CC BY-SA)

This textbook helps readers identify and evaluate the arguments for and against various uses of animals.

Atlas of Renal Lesions in Proteinuric Dogs (CC BY-NC-ND)

The goal of this Renal Pathology Atlas is to provide teaching material to veterinary pathologists and nephropathologists. The atlas demonstrates the breadth of lesions that can occur within a cohort of dogs presenting with the clinical sign of protein loss in the urine. Kidney samples were examined with multiple modalities including: histopathology, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Integration of these comprehensive evaluations with the clinical history can help veterinary pathologists and nephrologists to better understand the etiology and prognosis of renal lesions in proteinuric dogs.

A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition (CC BY-NC)

In this introductory text, six fundamental nutrients, their structure, digestion, and metabolism are covered. A brief introduction to bioenergetics, feed additives, nutrient analysis, digestive organs and processes in monogastric and ruminant animals, and methods for assessing nutrient utilization are also included.

Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (CC BY-NC-ND)

The purpose of this textbook is to provide an introductory, yet comprehensive, source of information on epidemiology for veterinary students, researchers, and practitioners. There has not been a textbook that presents analytic epidemiology as a science, basic to veterinary medicine’s efforts in health management (herd health) as well as in clinical medicine.

Veterinary Histology (CC BY-NC)

This open textbook focuses on conveying the basic material required for understanding the microscopic anatomy to better understand the disease processes that they will learn later in the curriculum.  Included is a basic overview of veterinary histology of commonly reviewed organ systems, with the goal of illustrating important concepts of cells, tissues, and organs in a manner that we hope is not only accessible to first-year veterinary students, but serves as a reference for clinical medicine and pathology.

Well-being Handbook (CC BY-NC)

This book is a resource for veterinary students.


Small Animal Handling Videos (CC BY-NC-ND)

A series of videos demonstrating the best ways to handle small animals.

The Normal Canine Video Series (CC BY)

This series of four videos are intended for first-year students of veterinary medicine and include four canine exams: head and neck canine exam, thoracic canine exam, abdominal canine exam, urogenital rectal canine exam.

What is IBD in Pets? (CC BY)

In this video, Dr. Silke Salavati, who is a senior lecturer and specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (Dipl. ECVIM-CA) at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School at the University of Edinburgh, and has been working on gut problems in dogs and cats for nearly 2 decades, gives a brief explanation of the common gut problem called “Inflammatory Bowel Disease” (IBD) in dogs and cats.


Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (CC BY-NC-ND)

An online veterinary anatomy exhibits within one collection.


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