VT 118 : Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology II

Transcript title

Veterinary AP II



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Lab hours



VT 101, VT 102, VT 103 and VT 117.


VT 108, VT 110, VT 114.


Second of two courses covering the structure and function of animal bodies and the anatomical and physiological differences between domestic species. Continues the study of the interrelationship of organ systems, including the endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the anatomy of the ear and eye and the physiology of the special sense organs.
2. Identify the structure and describe the basic metabolic processes of the organ systems.
3. Describe the basic function and structure of the digestive system on a comparative basis between animal species and compare and contrast the digestive physiology of non-ruminants with ruminants.
4. Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system including clinically relevant hormones and the anatomical differences between species.
5. Describe the cardiovascular and lymphatic system structures, path of blood flow, and explain the differences between veins and arteries.
6. Explain the function of the upper and lower respiratory systems.
7. Describe the male and female reproductive system structure and function and compare between species of animals.

Content outline

I. Sense Organs
II. Cardiovascular System
III. Blood
IV. Lymph and Immunity
V. Respiratory System
VI. Digestive System
VII. Nutrients and Metabolism
VIII. Endocrine System
IX. Reproductive System
X. Pregnancy, Development, and Lactation
XI. Urinary System
I. Sense Organs
II. Peripheral Nerves/Vessels
III. Heart
IV. Blood, Internal Blood Vessels
V. Respiratory
VI. Digestive
VII. Endocrine
VIII. Reproductive
IX. Urinary

Required materials

Textbook, Lab Manual and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Online Software.

Grading methods

Assessment may include weekly homework, quizzes, lecture and lab exams.

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