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Veterinary Science Open Access Resources: Images, Videos and Multimedia

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Images, Videos and Multimedia


  • IVALA Learn

    3D Interactive Learning Content that will transform your understanding of how anatomy translates to clinical practice

  • Smithsonian Open Access

    You can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images and nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items, This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

  • Real 3D Anatomy

    Real 3D Anatomy is a collaboration between Creative Dimension Software Ltd and the Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy at the University of Bristol. On this site you can currently view two 3D presentations of canine (dog) anatomy. The main presentation is a complete 3D dog bone set. Need a Flash enabled browser.


  • Post-mortem of a dolphin

    Dr Michelle Lewis, veterinarian and lecturer in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences’ Pathology Section at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, used her experience with dolphin post-mortems to produce this video as a learning tool for students and veterinarians alike. The field of marine mammals is one of the highly specialized areas of veterinary research and medicine, with limited institutions available in South Africa where students may gain experience.

  • Southern Africa needs a new science-based approach to control Foot-and-Mouth disease

    For nearly a century hundreds of thousands of rural livestock farmers in Southern Africa have been kept in a virtual trade lock-down because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). The form of FMD that occurs in Southern Africa is in fact a trivial disease and is different from the FMD that occurs in most other parts of the world. Southern Africa urgently needs a new science-based approach to control FMD that will be to the benefit of both our livestock and conservation sectors. This new documentary about FMD, released at the end of April, is dedicated to the memory of Prof Gavin R Thompson, former extraordinary professor (1998-2001 and 2012-2021) in the Faculty’s Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD), who sadly passed away on 23 April 2021. Prof Thompson was an internationally renowned veterinary scientist and an expert on Foot and Mouth Disease and other transboundary diseases. During his time in the department he contributed significantly to publication outputs, postgraduate student supervision and presentation of training workshops on FMD. He also wrote the script for this film, a collaborative effort between the Department, Afrivet, the Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) and Conservation International. It was produced by M&M Pictures.

  • Veterinary Educational Videos

    Veterinary Educational Videos website is collection of online videos for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.

  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - Resources for veterinarians

    Sample clips and images on avian diseases and necropsy, bovine diseases and necropsy and peripheral nerve blocks in dogs.

  • BVA-AWF Practical animal handling in small mammals

    Instructions and short videos on handling small mammals to minimise stress and injury.

  • Basic assessment - Lab animal health and welfare

    This tutorial includes video clips demonstrating health assessment in lab animals and how to recognise pain and distress.

  • Recognising post-op pain in animals

    This tutorial includes short videos showing how to assess pain in farm animals, dogs and cats, and laboratory animals, with some advice on analgesia.

  • Veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology

    Video clips of conditions, with diagnosis, designed to accompany the text 'Veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology'.

  • Veterinary ophthalmic surgery - Gelatt

    Video clips of eye surgery to accompany the text 'Veterinary ophthalmic surgery' by Gelatt & Gelatt.
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  • IMV Imaging

    This company sells ultrasound equipment. Their site includes videos, articles, booklets and tables on pregnancy and ultrasound in sheep and cattle.

  • BCF Technology - abdominal ultrasound in small animals

    This company sells ultrasound equipment. It has short instructional videos demonstrating abdominal ultrasound.

  • BCF Technology - cardiac ultrasound

    This company sells ultrasound equipment. Instructional videos on cardiac ultrasound exams.

  • Veterinarian / Client Communication training videos

    These short videos capture 19 communication skills that can be effectively interwoven throughout the veterinarian/client consultation, and incorporate good and bad points of practice.

Image Libraries and Websites

Edit your Images and Videos

  • GIMP

    The official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). GIMP is a free image editor. The software provides the tools needed for high quality image manipulation.

  • Windows Movie Maker

    Free video editor and slideshow maker for Windows. Easy to use professional editing tools.