3D Canine Anatomy Notes You Can Access Anytime, Anywhere (Video)

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EasyAnatomy’s annotations feature is kin to a telestrator, and helps veterinary students point out and remember the most important information for ANY part of canine anatomy, all in 3D! As a veterinary student, you’re faced with an overwhelming amount of complex material to learn. Customize your studies to your own schedule and in your own way, with EasyAnatomy’s custom annotations, bookmarks, notes, and more!

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Q&A with a DVM Class Representative

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Allie Catalino is a 4th year DVM student, an AVC class representative vice-president, and seems to have many of the secrets to vet school success dialed in. Fortunately for us, Allie is also one our EasyAnatomy student ambassadors, and despite being incredibly busy working on a farm this summer, she took the time to share some of her vet school experiences and insights. Whether you’re about to enter your first year, nearing the end of your degree like Allie, or already graduated, there’s surely something to be learned or related to…

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The EasyAnatomy Updates Keep Coming!

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Things are really starting to heat up this summer! Both outdoors, and in our office, where student pre-orders continue to accelerate, and where the finishing touches have just been added to the newest EasyAnatomy updates. Below you will find the release notes for this new build. Keep in mind, these updates are available exclusively on our private beta – to which everyone who pre-orders is granted immediate access. Release Notes A message from the chief llama: “The team at LlamaZOO is always working hard to create anatomically correct components of the canine…

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Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Adaptive Quizzing

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“In educational theory there is the idea that assessment isn’t just for assessment… it should be a learning opportunity too”  For many students, the word “quiz” brings rise to feelings of dread, anxiety and panic. We believe that quizzes can instead be enjoyable, adapt based on an individual’s comfort and confidence, and be a go-to tool for mastering content. This is what we had in mind when we set out to create our gamified adaptive quizzing engine, and it is the vision we share with the anatomists who are meticulously…

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4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress as a Veterinary Student

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When the stresses of a mounting workload, approaching exams, or overshadowing student loans are wearing you down and beginning to hinder your daily performance, try reducing the tension with a few of these helpful tips: Tip 1: Swap that coffee for herbal tea Caffeine induces feelings of stress, nervousness and anxiety. Herbal teas are caffeine free and filled with good vitamins and nutrients and are good for relieving stress or anxiety. Try one (or all) of these top 5 herbal teas to relieve stress. Tip 2: Turn that Dorsal Dog, into Downward Dog The calm breathing and meditation in yoga…

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EasyAnatomy Beta Update: Digestive System, New Skeleton, and more!

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We’re excited to announce yet another big update to the EasyAnatomy beta! The entire team has worked very hard over the past few weeks for this one, and the changes are being released in sync with our announcement that EasyAnatomy is now open for pre-orders (learn more on our new website)! Below you will find the release notes for this new build, along with download links so that you can see everything for yourself… Release Notes A message from the chief llama: “The team at LlamaZOO is always working hard to create anatomically correct…

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Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Written Content

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“With each written description we’ve tried to answer the question: why is this structure present?” In education there is a constant struggle between quality and quantity of information. As an educator, you have limited classroom time in which to instruct your students, but a great deal of subject matter to cover. As a student, you try to optimize your study habits to absorb what you need to know for your next exam, without overloading yourself with less-relevant information. This same tenuous balance also exists in the creation of educational resources….

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5 Step Custom Canine Anatomy Diagram Creation with EasyAnatomy

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Studies indicate that teaching and learning animal anatomy using 3D offers many benefits, including increased student engagement, increased knowledge retention, and improved assessment. What sets EasyAnatomy apart (aside from the superior quality and accuracy of its 3D models) are the additional features and possibilities of the app. These include the frequently mentioned adaptive quizzing system, anatomist-written explanatory content and the ability to bookmark viewing angles, but in this post we will be focusing on a lesser-known (but equally interesting) capability: assisting with Custom Diagram Creation. EasyAnatomy’s 3D model can be used to create custom…

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Professor Insights: Fresh Perspectives provided by seeing canine anatomy in interactive 3D

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We often speak to the value of incorporating 3D resources and tools into education. Intuitively it makes sense to learn 3D subject matter by studying 3D sources, but for a variety of reasons the tools necessary to enable this type of learning have been slow to grab a foothold in education, and ever slower to enter veterinary medicine. Studies indicate that learning anatomy in 3D makes it easier to grasp complex concepts, increases student engagement and knowledge retention, and improves assessment. While it sounds great to objectively recite the potential…

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New on the EasyAnatomy BETA: 3D Canine Muscles, Joints and more

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EasyAnatomy’s Latest Update is Now Live Continued innovation and advancement is the name of the game here at the LlamaZOO, and we are very excited to announce the release of our latest BETA update! The team has put in a lot of hard work and long hours into delivering this new content, and we’re beyond pleased with what this update has to offer. Here are just a few of the awesome new features to look out for, along with instructions for how to get the updated EasyAnatomy BETA running on your…

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