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Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book

Updated on February 13, 2017
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Sherry has been writing about home, family, and pets since 2008. She enjoys retirement, traveling, reading, and honing her writing skills.


The Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Book for the Entry Level Student or Animal Devotee

The Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book is excellent for the student who has an interest in animals and would like to explore them in detail or expand their interests for possible entry into a veterinary career. This animal anatomy book has 264 pages and over 300 illustrations to introduce the teen to the make up of their beloved animal pals.

Handling and loving is taken that small step further and the pet's health becomes a goal too. The young person can start to relate to the animal with a holistic approach and know all animals need clean environments, food, and water. Tweens will get an idea of the makeup of their own anatomy, something they may not have thought about.

Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book can be the next step in pet care with knowledge gained for serious career goals. The animal types included in the pages are feline, horse, pig and avian anatomy. Seven sections compare the related anatomical areas of each animal. If one wants to study by animal only there will be some flipping of pages between the sections.

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Farm Hog by Bob n Renee on flickr
Farm Hog by Bob n Renee on flickr

Who Would Benefit Using This Book

The veterinary student
The teen animal lover
People who like to color facts
The serious drawing student

What Is Inside This Big Beginning Anatomy Book

The anatomical pictures in the book are done by professional medical illustrators on non-coated paper that takes to coloring easily. Prominent labeling with small squares for your color legend.

This book is not for the coloring enthusiast alone. There are many dark and black lines to help in separating the organs and muscle parts. Refer to the cover picture above. The black is included in the page illustration. Expect a shading with black for defining the muscle and organs.

The first 45 pages is devoted to the canine anatomy and will engage the student enough to spark farther interest. Page illustrations include canine cranial nerves and "distribution pattern of the canine facial nerve", pg 25.

Price Has Come Down For This Book

Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book, 1e
Saunders Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book, 1e

If you could not afford this book before at $30+, when I first starting writing about this book in 2011, take a new look. May be affordable for Christmas this year.


2nd Edition

Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book, 2e
Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book, 2e

A new 2nd Edition is available for 2015. This one has the $30 price, but check it out for new material.

animal drawings:image by thevintagecollective on flickr
animal drawings:image by thevintagecollective on flickr

If You Are an Animal Artist

Anatomy for Artists

Even if the book is not for a true color enthusiast, it is an excellent aid for the animal drawing or painting artist. Knowing the tendons, the places of attachment and length of muscles and bones will make art works pop with motion and reality.

To know the muscle structure on the inside will give the artist's eye more knowledge when seeing the animal.

Saunder Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book
Saunder Veterinary Anatomy Coloring Book

Where to Get the Saunders Veterinary Anatomy

This printing is Copyright-dated March 2, 2010. 264 pages about 11 x 8 half inches and 1.6 pounds. ISBN 1437714390.

I looked around the Internet and Amazon is the least expensive listing with the Free shipping for at least a $35 order.

Be sure to have a look at Amazon's "Look Inside" feature.

Second: look at the used copies at Amazon. There are copies available with very few markings in them.

It is available at the big book stores. Call first to make sure your area has it, but price might not be better.

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© 2011 Sherry Venegas

Veterinary Coloring Book for Entry Level Students, Artists and Pet Enthusiasts

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      Zoey King 20 months ago

      i want this so much but not willing to pay full price i m trying to get it the best i can with out it being colored on

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Fascinating, coloring books are just so interesting these days.

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      AlphaChic 5 years ago

      Interesting coloring book even tho I'm not a vet.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Veterinary Coloring Book for Entry Level Students looks great and sounds so interesting. Thanks for the heads up about this Veterinary Coloring Book

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      I used an a human anatomy coloring book when I took an anatomy class. It can be very helpful to learning all the different parts.