Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology is one of the core courses for veterinary students, whether you are studying to be a technician or a veterinarian. In an introductory course, expect to learn about the anatomy and physiology of species you will encounter frequently as a veterinarian, such as dogs and cats, sheep, swine, horses and cows. You will also learn terminology. It does not have to be difficult, and with a few tricks, you can easily learn veterinary anatomy and physiology.
Give yourself time to learn. Too many veterinary students rely on cramming to absorb information. While veterinary school is a high-pressure environment and you will, at times, be studying a lot of information on a limited schedule, try to plan ahead and give yourself enough time to absorb information. What you learn in veterinary anatomy and physiology will come up again and again in your career, so focus and give yourself time now and you will save time later.
Watch videos on veterinary anatomy and physiology. People often find information easier to absorb in multimedia format, and there are plenty of interactive and video resources on veterinary anatomy and physiology online. Bio Alive is one website that offers a database of multimedia learning for veterinary anatomy and physiology students.
Take out books on veterinary anatomy and physiology. There are many academic texts that will teach you veterinary anatomy and physiology. Purchase more than one: sometimes the way a textbook explains a concept will clash with you, and having a second reference can be the difference between learning anatomy and physiology easily and semesters of struggling.
Take a course at a community college that offers a veterinary technician certification. The veterinary anatomy and physiology class will be less competitive at a community college, so there will be less pressure and you may find it easier to learn.
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