Canine Systemic Anatomy & Physiology

Learn how organs and organ systems function together to sustain life

Tuition Fee
USD $229.00

Canine Systemic Anatomy & Physiology

Learn how organs and organ systems function together to sustain life

Tuition Fee
US $229.00


This comprehensive course is intended for animal care professionals, veterinary students, and health practitioners looking to expand their understanding of a canine body.

Profound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential for any career in animal healthcare.  To properly understand how an animal grows, moves, digests foods, gets ill and recovers from an injury, we must first understand how healthy organs and organ systems function together to sustain life.

The course represents a systemic study of anatomy and physiology and includes an in-depth review of all body systems. A particular focus is placed on a locomotion system and biomechanics of the spine and limbs. Students will also learn the pathophysiology of the common canine diseases encountered through injury or aging.

Key features

  • recorded lectures
  • downloadable lecture presentations
  • video tutorials
  • online textbook 
  • communication with a course instructor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • lifetime access to course updates

Once your payment is processed, you will receive access to the LCOs e-Learning platform at  The studies may be completed at your own pace: your login credentials do not expire enabling you to have access to all future course updates.


Passing grade 75%. Three quizzes, final exam.

Continuing Education

CEU:  8
1 CEU = 10 study hours           Completion time: 80 hours


    Download PDF Outline:

    Lesson 1

    • Lecture 1.  Introduction to canine anatomy and physiology
    • Lecture 2.  Basic anatomical concepts
    • Lecture 3.  Organs and organ systems

    Lesson 2

    • Lecture 4.   Canine locomotion system and arthrology
    • Lecture 5.   Basic concepts
    • Lecture 6.   Joints
    • Lecture 7.   Axial skeleton
    • Lecture 8.   Thoracic limb
    • Lecture 9.   Pelvic Limb
    • Lecture 10. Statics and dynamics

    Lesson 3

    • Lecture 11.   Canine muscular system and exercise
    • Lecture 12.   Basic concepts
    • Lecture 13.   Muscles of the head and trunk
    • Lecture 14.   Muscles of the thoracic limb
    • Lecture 15.   Muscles of the pelvic limb
    • Lecture 16.   Exercise physiology
    • Lecture 17.   Physical exercise through life stages


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    Course Reviews

    U. Drosdof
    Dog trainer
    The course is very well structured with plenty of additional resources if you want to go back and learn a specific part in depth. I found the lessons are well formatted and I particularly enjoyed the video links suggested.
    L. Stetson
    Veterinary assistant
    I very much enjoyed the course! It is really comprehensive, with an abundance of clear illustrations and graphics…made it easy to learn difficult concepts.
    O. Tornenend
    Animal Care Technician Specialist
    I have had a great experience, everything about the learning platform was simple and effective, and my instructor was there to help me. I was able to progress through my study on my own time frame, not having deadline to finish the study was very convenient.


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