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.
Veterinary Terminology Primer
Look it UP or break it DOWN?
- 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!