Details

To work in the veterinary field, you need to understand the medical language unique to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of animals. This online course will teach you the definition and uses of veterinary medical terminology.

You will master veterinary medical terminology through a simplified learning process that builds on commonly used word parts. Each course lesson is designed to build on this foundation, with the material and illustrations focusing on the new word parts and definitions needed for success in the veterinary field.

Enrollment Options:

Instructor-Led
6 Weeks Access Course Code: vmt
Start Dates* Sep 15 | Oct 13 | Nov 17 | Dec 15
*Choose start date in cart

$129.99

USD
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9807
No Instructor, Start Anytime

$129.99

USD

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Syllabus

Ready, Set, Go

This lesson provides the basics of how medical terms are formed, analyzed, and defined.

Where, Why, and What?

Lesson 2 provides terms used in everyday dialogue regarding animal body systems, positioning of animals, and relationships between body parts.

Musculoskeletal System

In this lesson, you'll learn medical terminology related to the skeletal and muscular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for both systems are described.

Head to Toe and What's in a Name?

This lesson consists of common terms for landmarks on an animal's body, as well as terms used in the animal industry to describe males and females of selected species, terms for their young, and for groups of their species.

Digestive System

In this lesson, you'll learn about the anatomy of the digestive system. Clinical terms related to this system, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the digestive system are described.

Urinary and Cardiovascular Systems

Lesson 6 explores the anatomy, clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the urinary and cardiovascular systems. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the urinary and cardiovascular systems are included.

Respiratory System

The structures of the respiratory system and the breathing process are described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the respiratory system are included.

Integumentary and Endocrine Systems

Veterinary medical terms related to the integumentary and endocrine systems are explored in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the integumentary and endocrine systems are included.

Reproductive Systems

It's time to learn all about reproduction. The male and female reproductive systems, mating, pregnancy, and birth, as well as diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures of the reproductive system, are the topics of this lesson.

Nervous System and Seeing and Hearing

Lesson 10 covers the nervous system and the functions and structures of the eyes and ears. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the nervous system and eyes and ears are included.

Hematologic, Lymphatic, Immunologic, and Oncological Terminology

Three systems are described in this lesson: the hematologic, lymphatic, and immune systems. The specialty of oncology is also described in this lesson. Clinical terms, diagnostic tests, pathology, and procedures for the hematologic, lymphatic, and systems, as well as oncology terms, are included.

Physical Exams, Drugs, and Dissection

Finally, Lesson 12 relates to tests, procedures, and treatments used in the care of animals in the veterinary medical field.

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructor

Dr. Janet Romich received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Romich received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award for her work in teaching and mentoring veterinary technician students. She has authored the textbooks An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians and Understanding Zoonotic Diseases; she also co-authored Veterinary Technician Dictionary.

Reviews

The employment of veterinary professionals is expected to rise by 16% through 2029!


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the median annual pay for veterinary assistants was $30,930 in May 2021. So, as a veterinary assistant who knows about medical terms you can earn a decent income while helping a cause for NGOs, veterinary hospitals, or private vets. As the employment of veterinary assistants is expected to rise by 16% from 2019 to 2029, they are in high demand in the U.S.

Your love for animals and skill in science could lead to a stable, well-paying career. With this course, you will have everything you need to successfully advance your career without disrupting your life. A knowledgeable instructor will guide you through the important medical terms, and you will do it all online at your own pace with a facilitator who will provide one-on-one interaction by answering questions and providing feedback on your performance. Join the ranks of hundreds of individuals who have successfully completed the ExpertRating Veterinary Medical Terminology Certification and go on to help diagnose and treat animals.

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