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VETT 1030 - Applied Anatomy & Physiology-Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technician Program

VETT 1030 instructs veterinary technician students in the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats. Application strategies include the use of dog and cat skeletal models, dissection of an animal cadaver, and the dissection of an animal eye and brain. Students will compare anatomical structures of live animals with those identified in the cadaver.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply proper veterinary medical terminology as it relates to the anatomy of the dog and cat.


  1. Use appropriate terminology in the description of all anatomical structures.
  2. Use appropriate terminology relative to an animal’s position.

Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the major organ system structures in the body of the dog or cat.


  1. Visually identify the major organ systems and structures in the body.
  2. Physically identify the major organ systems and structures in the body.
  3. Describe anatomically the major organ systems in the body.
  4. Discuss the difference in anatomical structures between canines and felines.

Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast major structures found in the dissected animal cadaver and the live animal.


  1. Identify major structures on the dissected animal cadaver.
  2. Identify major external and palpable internal structures of the live animal.
  3. Discuss the anatomical differences between the structures of the animal cadaver and the live animal.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Positioning terms
  2. Skeletal system - use of skeletons
  3. Dissection of thoracic limb
  4. Dissection of pelvic limb
  5. Dissection of thorax
  6. Dissection of abdomen
  7. Dissection of reproductive tract
  8. Brain and eye dissection
  9. Relate structures identified on skeleton and cadaver to live animal

Primary Faculty
Burcham, Susan
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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