Just Anatomy is just cool
We are two creative veterinary anatomists / scientists / researchers whose fields of interest collide to ultimately demonstrate the beauty of animal morphology. You could say we have our heads in the clouds! Indeed, officially it is called anatomy but this is far too earth-bound an explanation for what we do.
We herald from a shared background as Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and continued down the path of research towards PhDs in Veterinary and Animal Sciences. We also have a combined Veterinary Anatomy teaching experience of 22 years in both University and Private School settings.
Our prime focus is on Veterinary Research where we integrate and combine traditional anatomical knowledge with state of art 3D reconstruction and modeling using data from a variety of diagnostic modalities such as CT, MR, surface scanning and cryosectioning. Additionally, we love our roles in teaching (either on- or offline).
We create anatomical specimens using traditional skeleton preparations, corrosion casting technique and glass clear resin embedding.
After graduating as a vet in 2008 I've started to work in a small animal veterinary hospital, providing general and neurology-specific care to the patient. In 2012 I was invited to be a lecturer at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, in which framework I was teaching anatomy on the first and second years to Hungarian and English student (giving theory, practice, and making exams). I joined to a research group at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University in 2016 where as a part of investigating canine cognitive ageing, I took part in fMRI studies and coordinated the Canine Brain and Tissue Bank. I defended my PhD thesis in 2020, which is about neuroanatomy, diagnostic imaging and 3D-modelling.
I graduated as a vet in 1998. Afterwards, I've worked at the Anatomy and Histology Department of the Veterinary University in Budapest as an anatomy teacher. I have been involved teaching of anatomy and topographic anatomy of domestic animals and birds for Hungarian, German and English student. In 2005 I joined a research group for preclinical human large animal studies at the Diagnostic, Imaging and Research Center of the Kaposvar University. I was involved in different research activities including AMI (artificial myocardial infarct), stent implantation, artificial valve development, CT and MR based large animal research activities. . I defended my PhD in 2012 in cardiovascular analysis of the domestic turkey. Between 2014-2015 I was an assistant professor for veterinary anatomy and diagnostic imaging at the University Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). In 2015 I continued my work at the research group again at Kaposvar.
Our primary goal in the veterinary anatomical education is to make the complex anatomical stuructures easily understandable by:
- assisted hands on practical dissections on embalmed cadavers (looks very natural but without the annoying smells of a fresh material or formaline)
- high quality video tutorials
- cross sectional images, CT and MR images in multiple planes
- 3D reconstructions and models.
Online or in person courses (practical, assisted hands-on dissection) with detailed explanations on interactive high quality video tutorials for groups or individuals
Online courses or in person (pracitcal, hands-on dissection and training) courses for veterinarians in various field of the veterinary anatomy: surgical anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy for the CT and MR radiology, X-ray anatomy, neuroanatomy, etc.
Segmentation and reconstruction of CT and MR data for 3D modeling, surgical planning and orthopaedy
3D modeling of various anatomical structures and 3D printing.
Preaparation of anatomical specimens:
- High quality skeletal material: complete skeletons, skulls, separate bones. All our bones are professionaly macerated, degreased and whitened. All bones are ethicaly sourced.
- Vascular (corrosion) casts of complete body regions or organs
- Cross sectional atlases
- 3D modeling and 3D printing of various complex anatomical regions