Chair of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
Veterinary anatomy is the scientific field of the Chair of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Munich. In the field of veterinary anatomy the students are presented an overview about the morphology of domestic mammals and poultry. Veterinary anatomy consists of two main areas, macroscopic and microscopic anatomy, which are both represented at this institute found in the three essential areas of morphology: anatomy, histology and embryology.
Anatomy (Greek: ανάτομή anatomé =dissection) is the study of the structure of organisms, as well as position, shape and structure of different organs and apparatus that are visible by unaided eyesight. Special focus is laid on teaching functional anatomy and clinically applied anatomy.
Histology (Greek: histos= tissue, lógos = teachings) involves the microscopic study of the organs’ microstructure, as well as the examination of tissue and cells.
Embryology (ancient Greek: μβρυον (Embryon) „unborn individual“ and λόγος, lógos = teachings) regards the entire prenatal development, starting with gametogenesis, embryogenesis and fetogenesis until birth, as well as morphologic aspects of genital cycle and gestation. Therefore embryology teaches the essential background for the field of reproductive biology.