Veterinary Medical Terminology

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World is proud to offer this veterinary medical terminology course to full-time students and professionals seeking to enhance thier knowledge, skills and earning potential. As with all of our certificate courses, this program is 100 percent online and instructor-facilitated. Our "learn anytime, from anywhere" approach to learning provides students with the same, high quality instruction found in traditional classroom-based courses, for a fraction of the cost.

Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice.
The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms.
At the completion of this course you should be 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. Qualified 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. Tuition assistance, including MyCAA for qualified military spouses, is available. Please chat with an advisor to learn about our financial assistance programs.

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

120.00 hours
Course Access Time

Students are given 6 months to complete the program. Extensions are available if needed, fees may apply.


This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


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 Veterinary Medical Terminology.

Requirements/Materials Included

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
• Adobe PDF Reader
• Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
• Adobe Flash Player
• Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
• PowerPoint Viewer

The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:

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

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