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Anatomical and Directional Terminology in Veterinary Medicine

Posted by Cari Wise on August 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Cari Wise
Dr. Cari Wise is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a Masters degree in Education from Argosy University in 2015. Throughout her career, Dr. Wise has utilized her veterinary education in variety of settings including private and corporate small animal practice, shelter medicine, spay/neuter clinics, veterinary relief services, start-up practice ownership, and veterinary technician education.

Understanding terminology ensures doctors and technicians have a shared method of communicating, which helps avoid confusion when pinpointing structures and describing locations of lesions. Knowing your directional terms makes things clear and saves time!

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In this infographic, you will know why it is important to know anatomical and directional terminology in veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary Terminology Primer

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  • A medical dictionary is an obvious must-have for any veterinary student. Your vocabulary will expand exponentially as you learn.
  • Unfortunately, memorizing definitions, though helpful, is not enough to prepare you to think critically as you move forward in your career.
  • This reference was created to help you understand the foundations of veterinary terminology so you can quickly break down new terms instead of spending time looking them up!
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Topics: Facts, Anatomical and Directional Terminology, Infographic

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