The new digital offering from RVC boasts a collection of anatomy resources and peer reviewed content designed to support the learning of vet students and inspire learners to engage with animal anatomy and science.

The Royal Veterinary College has launched its online veterinary anatomy museum (OVAM) today.

One of the world’s largest online veterinary anatomical resource collections, the OVAM has been designed to support the learning of veterinary students and inspire learners to engage with animal anatomy and science.

OvamOVAM offers learners free access to resources, including:

  • interactive and annotated diagrams and images of specimens,
  • 3D imaging of skeletons,
  • radiographic imaging and interpretation,
  • podcasts and potcasts (audio commentary accompanied by a still image of an anatomical pot) of anatomical specimens, anatomy with a clinical relevance and an anatomical link to WikiVet content, and
  • comprehensive videos of dissection techniques.

The project was led by a small team based at the RVC and involved all seven of the UK’s vet schools as well as international institutions, educational trusts, commercial publishers and web developers.

Nick ShortProject director Nick Short said: “Teaching of anatomy forms a core part of the veterinary curriculum in every veterinary school in the world. With digital media increasingly used to enrich and support conventional lectures it makes sense to share what we have to provide students with the best possible support for their studies.

“More than that, the online museum will help to bring the world of veterinary anatomy alive – not just for veterinary students, but also for anybody with an interest in knowing more about animal’s structure and function.

“OVAM provides access to some of the most amazing virtual resources contributed from all over the world. Here you can explore the 3D anatomy of a horse’s foot from London, view beautiful animations of the abdomen of a pig from Spain or watch a selection of lectures from India.”

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