Jean Bjorenson

Department of Comparative Biosciences
Office: 3476

Jean Bjorenson

Titles and Education

  1. BS 1973, Muhlenberg College
  2. PhD (Anatomy) 1979, Thomas Jefferson University


Senior Lecturer

  • Veterinary developmental anatomy (Course Director)
  • Fundamental principles of veterinary anatomy (small animal) (Course Director)
  • Large animal gross anatomy (Course Co-Director)
  • Small Animal Surgery (anatomy review)
  • Equine Surgery (equine dental anatomy)

Like others who teach foundation courses to first year students, I am particularly interested in relating the topics I teach to actual clinical situations. Clinical faculty and recent graduates enthusiastically contribute anecdotes, case studies and specimens to help students go beyond "book learning" to understand how their studies can be applied. Because the anatomical courses are among the first encountered by veterinary students, those of us who staff these courses are also in a position to help students make the transition to professional school.

Committee Participation

First Semester Curriculum Coordinator
Veterinary Art Committee (Chair);
Equine Curriculum Task Force
Committee on Academic Staff Issues
Ad Hoc Committee on VMTH Staff Recognition
Faculty Student Liaison Committee
Teaching Resource Group, Chair