Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Dog and Cat: Body Planes and Directional Terms
For Veterinary Assistants
This picture is used with permission and may be found at http://bio.bd.psu.edu/cat/External_Anatomy/index.htm
Here is a cat cadavor with some terms listed for you. Note in this picture, the head is listed as anterior and the tail is posterior.
These are human terms. We use cranial for the head and caudal for the tail.
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