The Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM) is a free, online collection of veterinary anatomy resources. Led by the Royal Veterinary College, the museum was created “to promote free sharing of peer reviewed content” that would enable students to avoid the often dubious content found through an internet search.
Using a wide variety of digital resources from participating vet schools in the United Kingdom, Europe, India, Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand, the collection was built with the help of student e-curators working under the supervision of academic experts. Visitors to the museum can browse the collection by:
- Body Region: abdomen, head, neck, pelvic limb, pelvis, spine and tail, thoracic limb, and thorax
- Body System: alimentary, cardiovascular, endocrine, integumentary, lymphoreticular, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, urinary, and special senses
- Species: cat, dog, bird, horse, cattle, and other
Visit OVAM’s website to learn more. You can also visit their sister project, WikiVet, to view more learning resources or to find out how you can contribute to the museum’s growing collection. Android users can also download the WikiVet app onto your smartphone.