Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Cells and Smears: Veterinary Clinical Pathology Digital Database [New]

This website is intended as an easily accessible online database of cell pathology images to complement textbooks and lecture material for veterinary clinical pathology students. To facilitate visual identification of cells by new learners, images are captioned with key features marked and brief descriptions of cell morphology are provided. This database can be continually expanded and improved based on feedback from students [description from resource].

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

This book is aimed to guide the pre-clinical veterinary student through basic patient-side diagnostic testing procedures that accompany the in-person laboratory course.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

In this introductory text, six fundamental nutrients, their structure, digestion, and metabolism are covered. A brief introduction to bioenergetics, feed additives, nutrient analysis, digestive organs and processes in monogastric and ruminant animals, and methods for assessing nutrient utilization are also included.

Licence: CC BY-NC

IntechOpen Book Series: Veterinary Medicine and Science

This book series collection from IntechOpen on scientific topics in veterinary medicine and science has some open access publications on equine science, reproduction, farm animals, genetics, and more that may be relevant for courses in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Licence: These open access publications and chapters within are largely licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND licence which restricts remixing and adaptations.

This textbook includes basic principles of large animal surgery and anesthesia, how to apply those principles to cases and situations, and discover ways of finding answers when you don’t remember the information, are presented with cases that aren’t “textbook” and/or things don’t go as planned.

Licence: CC BY-NC

This series of four videos are intended for first-year students of veterinary medicine and include four canine exams: head and neck canine exam, thoracic canine exam, abdominal canine exam, urogenital rectal canine exam.

Licence: CC BY

Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM)

Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM) was established to promote free sharing of peer reviewed content. It became apparent that there was a real enthusiasm from project partners to collaborate and new partners also requested to join. As a result, the museum now hosts digital assets from over 15 institutions including all the UK veterinary school and vet schools in the rest of Europe, India and Australasia (Description from resource).

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND applied to main site (Note: this is an open access resources that restricts remixing and adaptation), note that individual resources may have a different licence applied.

Swine Diseases

This textbook was written as a support for the course CVM 6969: Large Animal Medicine III at the University of Minnesota. Its structure follows the organization of the course sessions and may be confusing for an external audience.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Vet Med: Applied GI Physiology- Supplemental Notes

This book is an attempt to connect the principles of veterinary physiology to the clinical presentation of disorders, particularly diagnostic tests and test interpretation.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

The purpose of this textbook is to provide an introductory, yet comprehensive, source of information on epidemiology for veterinary students, researchers, and practitioners. There has not been a textbook that presents analytic epidemiology as a science, basic to veterinary medicine’s efforts in health management (herd health) as well as in clinical medicine.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND (Note: this is an open access resource that does not allow for remixing and adaptation)

Veterinary Histology

This open textbook focuses on conveying the basic material required for understanding the microscopic anatomy to better understand the disease processes that they will learn later in the curriculum.  Included is a basic overview of veterinary histology of commonly reviewed organ systems, with the goal of illustrating important concepts of cells, tissues, and organs in a manner that we hope is not only accessible to first-year veterinary students, but serves as a reference for clinical medicine and pathology.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Veterinary Preventive Medicine

This textbook covers preventive approaches in veterinary medicine.

Licence: CC BY-NC


A free online encyclopedia for veterinary medicine.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND applied to WikiVet site (Note: this is an open access resource that restricts remixing and adaptation), note that individual resources may have a different licence applied.

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