Explore evolution of animal osteopathy from animal care in ancient societies to its roots in the recent history of osteopathic medicine. Examine philosophic principles and the fundamental tenets of the osteopathic treatment approach. Students learn the importance of physical observation and palpation and discover the range of techniques osteopaths use to treat animals.

Examine the principles of osteopathic medicine and its approach to health and disease. This course details the five structure-function models of osteopathic care and how they relate to the musculoskeletal system. The fundamental tenets of osteopathy are examined further, particularly in relation to spinal motion and somatic dysfunctions.Students gain a deeper understanding of the most effective techniques osteopaths use to treat animals and their mechanism and indication for osteopathic treatment.