AAHA Diagnostic Terms Subset FlyerVTSL
This flyer contains an overview of the AAHA subset, including features, benefits, intended use, and how to obtain a copy.
Developing the Animals in Context OntologySL Santamaria, et al
"This paper was published in the proceedings of the 2012 ICBO meeting in Graz, Austria."
Opossum or possum? Veterinary Medical Informatics Laboratory is developing a common vocabulary of termsB. Jones
Terminology DesiderataJJ Cimino
"Builders of medical informatics applications need controlled medical vocabularies to support their applications and it is to their advantage to use available standards. In order to do so, however, these standards need to address the requirements of their intended users."
Why is terminology so hard?AL Rector
"Despite years of work, no re-useable clinical terminology has yet been demonstrated in widespread use. This paper puts forward ten reasons why developing such terminologies is hard."


Enhancing the AAHA & AAEP Diagnostic SubsetsTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 2013 01-0JR Wilcke
"This presentation describes the reasons for developing a new format for releasing the AAHA and AAEP Diagnostic Terms subsets of SNOMED, features of the new format, and information about its availability."
AAEP Diagnostic Terms: An Equine Subset of SNOMED-CT®Talbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0SL Santamaria
Thoughts on the Third International Conference on Biomedical Ontology for the Association for Veterinary InformaticsAssociation for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) Webinar 01-0SL Santamaria
"This presentation describes the author's experiences while attending the ICBO meeting in Graz, Austria."
The Animal Names Subset of SNOMED CT®Talbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0SL Santamaria
"This presentation describes the Animal Names Subset of SNOMED-CT. This subset includes common animal groupings, production classes and physiologic classes."
Implementing Standards - It takes a villageTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0JM Green
Controlled medical terminologies offer the promise of progress in Veterinary Medicine. However, effective implementation is a collaborative project.
The AAHA Diagnostic Terms SubsetTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0JM Green
The Electronic Drug Label - Coming to an Information System Near YouTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0SL Santamaria
The Changing Face of TerminologyTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0JM Green
Veterinary Adaptation of Snomed-CTTalbot Symposium - AVMA Convention 01-0JR Wilcke
Implementing SNOMED-CT in Veterinary Clinical SystemsLos Angeles, CA 01-0JR Wilcke
NAHLN Terminology ServicesNAHLN Steering Committee Meeting 01-0JM Green
NAHLN Terminology TrainingNAHLN Training Session 01-0JM Green
Controlled Medical Vocabulary in NAHLNNAHLN Training Meeting 01-0JR Wilcke
Managing SNOMED in your systemNAHLN Training Meeting 01-0JR Wilcke
SNOMED Core StructuresNAHLN Training Meeting 01-0JR Wilcke
Attributes (sanctioned and unsanctioned)AVHIMA, Denver, CO 01-0LP Livesay
Concept addition proceduresAVHIMA, Denver, CO 01-0LP Livesay
Conclusion. Questions and AnswersAVHIMA, Denver, CO 01-0LP Livesay
RechecksAVHIMA, Denver, CO 01-0LP Livesay
Taxonomy (Living Organisms revisited)AVHIMA, Denver, CO 01-0LP Livesay
Veterinary Informatics Standards Development and HarmonizationAVMA Stakeholders Meeting, Nashville, TN 01-0JR Wilcke
An Approach to Using Controlled-Vocabularies in Clinical Information SystemsTalbot Symposium, Boston, MA 01-0JR Wilcke and A Smith
Challenges and Opportunities of Using SNOMED in Veterinary MedicineVMDB / AVHIMA Medical Records Abstracting Workshop. Blacksburg, VA 01-0JR Wilcke
Conduits Between Anatomical Hierarchies in SNOMEDAmerican Association of Veterinary Anatomists, Boston, MA 01-0JR Wilcke, LP Livesay and LE Freeman
SNOMED for Clinical Records:Tools to facilitate implementationAVMA Stakeholders Meeting, Boston, MA 01-0JR Wilcke
SNOMED Usage Guide for Veterinary Systems: Saying what we want to sayAmerican Veterinary Hospital Information Managers Association, Boston MA 01-0JR Wilcke
SNOMED: Evaluating Performance for Summarizing Veterinary Cardiovascular FindingsTalbot Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah 01-0JR Wilcke and AW Hahn
SNOMED, What's in it? Who's Involved? What's it for?AVMA Vendors Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana 01-0JR Wilcke

Web Resources

LOINC online
Website for LOINC (
NCI Thesaurus
National Cancer Institute Thesaurus
SNOMED CT® Document Library
"The documents listed on this page include formal specifications of SNOMED CT and guidance on use and implementation."
SNOMED CT® Resources
Index page of IHTSDO Resources regarding SNOMED CT®
SNOMED CT® Starter Guide
"The target audience for this Starter Guide includes people from various disciplines who may be involved at any point in the SNOMED CT information management cycle – from initial planning, clinical content definition and implementation through to use of the resulting clinical information"
SNOMED CT® Technical Implementation Guide
"Detailed specifications or release files and other IHTSDO standards, accompanied by guidance about various topics related to implementation of SNOMED CT."
SNOMED-CT® License from the US National Library of Medicine
"This page contains the agreement to obtain a license to use SNOMED-CT in the US through the US National Library of Medicine. Note that this page does not display in Internet Explorer 9. It does open with Mozilla Firefox 9.0.1."
Standardizing Veterinary Terminology Blog
"This blog, authored by Dr. Jeff Wilcke, explores the concepts and usage of standardized terminologies and ontologies in veterinary medicine."
The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry
"The OBO Foundry is a collaborative group that has established principles for good ontology development. This website contains information about the OBO Foundry, a list of ontologies to download, and additional resources pertaining to OBO ontologies."
UCUM Specification - HTML
UCUM Specification in HTML format.
UCUM Specification - XML
UCUM Specification in XML format.
Uses of ontologies in veterinary medicine
This link contains a recording of a presentation given by Suzanne Santamaria on 12/19/2012 for the NCBO Webinar Series. The presentation explores some of these current and developing uses of ontologies in veterinary medicine as well as some areas where ontologies have a role in the future.