This area of the website features a selection of computer aided learning programs and other projects completed or under development by the Digital Learning Team in collaboration with RVC academic staff.

Introduction to cat behaviour
A brief visit to the intriguing world of cat communication and behavioural cues.
Introduction to dog behaviour
A brief visit to the intriguing world of dog communication and behavioural cues.
Metabolic Organiser icon Metabolic Organiser
Put together the major metabolic pathways to make a coherent whole, centred around the 3 molecules that are considered the backbone of metabolism (glucose 6-phosphate, pyruvate and acetyl CoA).
Snake Anatomy icon Snake Anatomy
Explore the anatomy of a snake.
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RVC Money Matters resources

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Glucose Homeostasis
This resource simulates changing glucose levels after eating and fasting and the effect of velocity of five pairs of metabolic pathways.

Distal Imaging icon Equine Distal Limb - Anatomy and Imaging
Explore the equine distal forelimb and hindlimb by comparing cross sectional anatomy slices with the corresponding diagnostic images taken from the same thoroughbred horse. Click or tap the images to show and hide the anatomical labels.
Bovine placentome - link to Digital SlideBox RVC Digital Slides
Zoom right into these online microscope images to view incredible detail - up to 80x magnification.
Canine Radiographs Canine Radiographs
This interactive resource enables users to explore the canine skeleton to view radiographs. It is a reference for pre-clinical students and revision aid for clinical students.
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RVC Podcasts - Veterinary Science on the Move
The subject of the last (50th) episode was Immune-mediated diseases and the role of Regulatory T cells in dogs and humans - RVC Podcast - Episode 50 (13.2MB MPEG-4 - right click to download or subscribe via the iTunes Store).

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WikiVet is a collaborative project involving vetschools at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Nottingham and The Royal Veterinary College. It is an ongoing initiative to author a comprehensive veterinary version of Wikipedia for free access by students at veterinary schools throughout the world.

Dermatology Cases Dermatology Cases
These are a selection of dermatology cases developed for the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology. They have been developed in Powerpoint using some of the more advanced features of the program.
Recombinant DNA Recombinant DNA
This program has been developed for first year veterinary students. It is designed to demonstrate some of the more complex genetic concepts through comprehensive animations.
Parasitology website Parasitology
The ‘RVC/FAO Guide to Veterinary Diagnostic Parasitology’ is a collaborative project which provide a user-friendly computer-aided educational tool for lecturers in both the UK in the developing world.
Spanish version also available: La Guía TVC/FAO para el Diagnóstico Parasitológico Veterinario

Flash-based Resources

The following learning resources require Flash player Requires Flash Player and will no longer be viewable in web browsers after December 2020.

Engraving of horse's skeleton Learning from Stubbs
A Flash animation based on an 18th century engraving of a horse skeleton. Drag-and-drop labels have then been added to the original illustration.
Requires Flash Player Requires Flash Player
Normal dog's eye Testing the functional integrity of ocular reflexes
A Flash animation in which a virtual patient is provided to test ocular reflexes as well as the testing nervous control of extra-ocular muscles of the eye.
Requires Flash Player Requires Flash Player
heart icon Cardiac Virtual Patients
The RVC has developed a series of interactive cardiology virtual patients. Users can apply their knowledge and decision making skills to manage three cardiology cases from presentation to treatment. This project was supported by Elanco Animal Health. Requires Flash Player.
An Introdocuction to Veterinary Dentistry An Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry
Aimed at veterinary students, surgeons and nurses to reinforce basic canine dental skills. It is a comprehensive multimedia course incorporating quizzes, flash animations and video clips as well as text and images.
Some elements require Flash Player Requires Flash Player
An Introduction to Veterinary Dermatology Diagnosis in Dermatology
This interactive website by Professor David Lloyd outlines the approach to diagnosis in veterinary dermatology. It focuses on small animals and covers history taking, examination and lesion recognition.
Some elements require Flash Player Requires Flash Player
Emergency Cases Simulator Emergency Cases Simulator
This Flash packages is designed to simulate emergency clinical cases. It allows students to safely experiment with a “virtual” patient." and encourages them to apply their knowledge and decision-making skills.
Requires Flash Player Requires Flash Player
The Canine Abdomen The Canine Abdomen
The Abdominal Embryology chapter from an online learning course on The Canine Abdomen.
Requires Flash Player Requires Flash Player

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