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Veterinary Medical Terminology

Our Veterinary Medical Terminology Course is Ideal for Anyone Considering a Career in Veterinary Medicine


Veterinary Medical Terminology Course from World Education

World Educationl is proud to offer this veterinary medical terminology course to students.  As with all of our online certificate courses, this program is 100 percent online and instructor supported.  Our "learn anytime, from anywhere" approach to learning provides students with the same, high quality instruction found in traditional brick and mortar classes, for a fraction of the cost.

Veterinary Terminology Course Overview 

Our veterinary terminology course provides students with a convenient, visual method of learning medical terms, and a basic overview of veterinary medicine.

The systematic process of reducing veterinary medical terms to their component parts allows our students to comprehend the root medical concepts. It also helps students develop their critical thinking skills as they relaate to medical terminology.

The coure exposes students to numerous case studies that demonstrate how medical terminology is used in actual veterinary practices.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of our veterinary terminology program, students are able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of veterinary medical terminology
  • Identify the steps to analyze prefixes and suffixes
  • Comprehend the function and structure of systems of the body
  • Identify common anatomical terminology for various animals
  • Recall terms to describe procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease

If you've ever considered a career in veterinary medicine, this course is for you.  Veterinary personnel are in high demand, and completing our veterinary medical terminology course will give you a leg up on the competition when applying for employment with a veterinary practice.  

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Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 1
Introduction to Medical Terminology

  • Anatomy of a Medical Term
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Combining Vowels & Forms
  • Analyzing Medical Terms
  • General Pronunciation Guidelines
  • Positions & Planes
  • Grouping Things Together
  • Labeling a Diagram
  • The Skeletal System
  • Function & Structure of the Skeletal System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • Function & Structure of the Muscular System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Muscular System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 2
Common Anatomical Terms

  • Two Words, Same Meaning
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Equine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Cattle
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Goats
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Sheep
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Swine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Dogs & Cats
  • The Digestive System
  • Function & Structure of the Digestive System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • Function & Structure of the Urinary System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Urinary System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 3
Body Systems - Part 1

  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Function & Structure of the Cardiovascular System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Cardiovascular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Respiratory System
  • The Integumentary System
  • Function & Structure of the Integumentary System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Integumentary System
  • The Endocrine System
  • Function & Structure of the Endocrine System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Endocrine System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 4
Body Systems - Part 2

  • The Reproductive System
  • Function & Structure of the Reproductive System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Reproductive System
  • The Estrous Cycle
  • Mating, Pregnancy, and Birth
  • The Nervous System
  • Function & Structure of the Nervous System 
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Nervous System
  • Function & Structure of the Eye
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Eyes
  • Function & Structure of the Ear
  • Mechanism of Hearing
  • Mechanism of Equilibrium
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Ears 

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 5
Systems & Diseases 

  • The Hematologic System
  • Pathology of the Hematologic System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Lymphatic System
  • The Immune System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Immune System
  • Oncology
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Oncology
  • Basic Physical Examination
  • Laboratory Terminology
  • Pathogenic Organisms
  • Types of Diseases
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Pharmacologic Terms
  • Surgical Terms

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 6
Dealing with Specific Animals

  • Anatomy, Breeding, & Vaccinations
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Descriptive Terms
  • Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Ponies
  • Mode of Movement
  • Markings, Equipment, and Management Terms
  • Terms for Unsoundness in Horses
  • Ruminants: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Camelids
  • Pigs and Swine Management Terms
  • Equipment and Industry Terms
  • Birds, Poultry, and Pet Bird Terms
  • Rodents, Ferrets, and Rabbits
  • Reptiles and Amphibians

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Additional Info

120.00 hours
Course Access Time

We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up at any time. Students can proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 12 months. If you need more time, extensions are available for a small fee.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to enhance their skills in the field of Veterinary Medical Terminology.

Requirements/Materials Included

·         An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology by Janet Amundson Romich


Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.



  • Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
  • Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
  • 1 GB RAM minimum recommended
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
  • Web Browsers
    • Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
  • Cookies MUST be enabled
  • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
  • Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)