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Vessels Leaving the Heart

A = brachiocephalic veinB = mammary veinC = superior vena cavaD = pulmonary veinE = external jugular veinF = subclavian veinG = subclavian arteryH = brachiocephalic arteryI = aorta

Heart Anatomy Using Models

Heart models can be useful for learning the structure of the heart, particularly when paired with a dissection.   They can be purchased at a reasonable cost at Amazon, usually mounted in a way that you can see the external and internal anatomy. When doing the dissection of …

Common Carotid Arteries

The carotid arteries supply blood to the head and neck.  In humans, the right common carotid branches from the brachiocephalic artery and the left common carotid branches directly from the arch of the aorta.   On the cat, as shown in the photograph, both common carotids branch from the …

Quiz: Veins of the Head and Neck

    1  = Superficial Temporal Vein 2 = Occipital Vein 3 = External Jugular 4 = Vertebral Vein 5 = Axillary (Also the subclavian where it branches from the brachiocephalic) * 6 = Facial Vein 7 = Internal Jugular 8 = Brachiocephalic *The superior vena cava (not shown) …

Brachiocephalic Artery in Cats

In humans, the arch of the aorta has three main branches that deliver blood to the head and arms.  The cat only has two vessels that branch directly from the aorta.   Many of the cat diagrams will show the following diagram to help you locate the brachiocephalic …

Jugular Veins, Internal and External

The chest cavity of the cat is opened to reveal the major veins that branch from the heart.  Shown in blue are the superior vena cava, the brachiocephalic, subclavian and the internal and external jugular veins.   

Heart and Aorta

  Photo of the heart of a cat shows the major vessels:  aorta, brachicephalic, common carotid, subclavian, and coronary vessels.

Superior Vena Cava

This image shows the superior vena cava and the two brachiocephalic veins that branch from it.  The brachiocephalic vein then branches into the subclavian artery and the external jugular veins.

Vessels that Leave the Heart

This video shows the heart and the major vessels that branch from it on a dissected cat.  The superior vena cava, aorta, subclavian, and brachiocephalic vessels are shown clearly to help students identify them on their own specimens.