Education: ethically-sourced cadavers
Kumar AM, Murtaugh R, Brown D, Ballas T, Clancy E & Patronek G. Client donation program for acquiring dogs and cats to teach veterinary gross anatomy. JVME 2001; 28(2): 73-77.
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ABSTRACT
A donor program for procuring dogs and cats to meet the needs of anatomical instruction was initiated six years ago at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. The program was initiated in order to comply with state regulations that preclude the use of shelter animals and to satisfy ethical objections of students and faculty. The donor program has successfully met the animal needs for teaching gross anatomy and, in addition, provides opportunities to integrate clinical perspectives and ethics beginning from the first year of veterinary education.