Internal Medicine

If you are aware of other examples you believe to be important to include here, please send the information to HEVM for consideration.

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  • Hawkins, Eleanor C.; Hansen, Bernie and Bunch, Brenda L. 2003. “Use of animation-enhanced video clips for teaching abnormal breathing patterns.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 30(1):73-77.
    • The ABV [animated breathing pattern videotape] is a collection of video clips of small animal patients with normal and abnormal breathing patterns on a conventional videotape of approximately 20 minutes duration. Each video clip is shown for 20 to 40 seconds, followed by the same clip with superimposed animation of rib and diaphragm motion, followed by the initial clip again, without overlying animation.
  • Kerwick, Carmel M.; Meers, Joanne and Phillips, Clive J.C. 2008. “Training veterinary personnel for effective identification and diagnosis of exotic animal diseases.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35(2):255-261.
    • The authors discuss the ethical and practical aspects of teaching disease recognition in animals.
    • The use of live, deliberately infected animals for demonstration purposes is not currently supported by any research indicating an improved learning outcome compared with that from alternatives, such as videos, necropsy specimens, and dedicated computer-aided learning packages. Therefore, ethical requirements to minimize the use of animals in teaching and research may prevent live-animal use.
  • Schlachter, Jason George. 2004. “Virtual Veterinary Emergency Room: a software system that presents dynamic, interactive medical scenarios for teaching.” 102 pp.
    • This describes the development and use of a computer program to simulate emergency room situations. It is not known whether this program is commercially available, but one could inquire through the University of Georgia Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
    • This is a teaching tool that provides a bridge between textbook material and clinical practice where students can apply their medical knowledge without endangering the lives of real animals.
  • Snowden, Karen; Bice, Kathryn; Craig, Tom; Howe, Lisa; Jarrett, Melissa; Jeter, Elizabeth; Kochevar, Deborah; Simpson, R. Bruce; Stickney, Mark; Wesp, Ashley; Wolf, Alice M. and Zoran, Debra. 2008. “Vertically integrated educational collaboration between a college of veterinary medicine and a non-profit animal shelter.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35(4):637-640.
    • The program represents a creative approach to veterinary training that conscientiously uses animal resources in a positive fashion. We believe that this is a successful partnership between a state-supported veterinary college and a non-profit shelter that benefits both agencies. We encourage other veterinary colleges to explore similar partnership opportunities to provide optimal training for professional students while using animal resources efficiently.
    • Obtain a copy from: ResearchGate or HEVM
  • Spindel, Miranda E.; MacPhail, Catriona M.; Hackett, Timothy B.; Egger, Erick L.; Palmer, Ross H.; Mama, Khursheed R.; Lee, David E.; Wilkerson, Nicole and Lappin, Michael R. 2008. “A lifesaving model: Teaching advanced procedures on shelter animals in a tertiary care facility.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 35(4):553-558.
    • The results suggest that collaboration between a tertiary-care facility and a humane shelter can be used successfully to teach advanced procedures and to save homeless animals. The project demonstrated that linking a veterinary teaching hospital’s resources to a humane shelter’s needs did not financially affect either institution. It is hoped that such a program might be used as a model and be perpetuated in other communities.

Updated 2017-12-03