ANSC 142L: Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory

Credits 1 Lab Hours 3

Laboratory to accompany ANSC 142. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the body systems of common domestic species (e.g., cats, dogs, horses and birds) through dissections, examinations of models, laboratory exercises, and other hands-on activities. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields.


Registration in or a grade ā€œCā€ or better in ANSC 140 and ANSC 142. Credit for or placement in ENG 100 and MATH 101. Confirmed attendance to Windward CC veterinary technology information session.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify and describe the anatomy of the major body systems for cats, dogs and horses using prepared slides, skeletons, models and dissections.
  • Use standard anatomical terms to describe body directions, regions and sectioning planes.
  • Identify major anatomical landmarks used to assess patient health during physical exams.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at the use of the microscope as a clinical instrument.