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Veterinary Technology: Open Educational Resources

ACC Library and other resources related to the veterinary sciences

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.


Sample OER Resources in Veterinary Sciences

two female veterinary technicians cleaning a dog's ears

"Austin Community College Vet Tech Program" by Austin Community College is licensed under CC BY 2.0


This is a sample of several OER veterinary textbooks or course materials available. Additional OER in your subject may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide or check out Virginia Tech's Open Educational Resources portal for Veterinary Medicine.

Open Access Materials

Open Access materials can be found, but use them thoughtfully and with caution; they may be outdated.

  • Downloadable I-books: a variety of free veterinary books to download on IOS.
  • inFOCUS: an innovative veterinary journal from RCVS Knowledge with the latest open access research papers and articles.
  • The International Society of Feline Medicine is a good starting point to find all sorts of information on cat care.
  • The Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive has over 1,200 text-based documents related to veterinary sciences (mostly of a historical nature).
  • The Medical Heritage Library: Promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine, including books and images.
  • PubMed Books: This link searches on the phrase veterin* (veterinary, veterinarian, etc.), but you can alter it to search for your own keywords.
  • Veterinary Evidence: this open access, peer-reviewed journal from RCVS Knowledge covers a wide array of evidence-based veterinary medicine.
  • Veterinary Histology: this free book download from The Ohio State is a veterinary anatomy textbook focused on domestic species.
  • Virtual Reality Anatomical Models: Virginia Tech faculty (Veterinary Medicine and Visual Arts departments) created two virtual reality 3D anatomical models; one for canine, one for bovine. You need to register to download the files. I tried accessing the files but I do not have administrative rights on this computer and I think I needed it to run the program. There were a lot of files and it was confusing. Proceed with caution and maybe a computer science degree :) 

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