So I was thinking of buying a book or a couple of books to get me started. Something with like basic terminology or anatomy or anything I can read and study in my spare time and that I can understand. Anyone have any recommendations?
If you just want to learn about terminology as an aspiring pre-vet person you can try the illustrated guide to Veterinary medical terminology. I have a used guide I can sell you cheap. PM me if you are interested. Personally I never used it.
If you aren't starting vet school, I think the most helpful book to help you get a good understanding of biological processes and an understanding of what's going on in some cases you see very day would be a physiology textbook.
If you are starting vet school in the fall, then obviously it will be a benefit to you as well. While studying and understanding anatomy is great, it's more of an exercise in memorization so if you are looking to get a head start, I wouldn't worry about starting on anatomy.