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  1. NAVTA.net
    National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  2. AVMA.org (CVTEA)
    American Veterinary Medical Association
  3. AAHA.net
    American Animal Hospital Association
  4. CaRVTA
    California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association
  5. CVMA.net
    California Veterinary Medical Association
  6. SRVTA
    California Registered Veterinary Technicians Associations
  7. BAVTA
    Bay Area Veterinary Technicians Association
  8. SCNAVTA Student association of NAVTA
    Student Chapter National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  9. CVTEA 
    Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
  10. AAVSB
    American Association of Veterinary Stateboards 
  11. OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  12. VMB
    Veterinary Medical Board
  13. VTNE
    Veterinary Technicial National Exam
  14. AVTE
    Association of Veterinary Technicians Educators
  15. Members of the Veterinary Health Care Team
    • Veterinarian
    • Veterinary Technologist (RVT w/4 year degree)
    • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT, CVT, RVT)
    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Kennel Personnel
    • Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
    • Groomer
    • Specialist
    • Veterinary Receptionist
  16. -The first class of AHT's (Animal Health Technicians) graduated in _____?
    -The first written exam was given in _____?
    -NAVTA first represented technicians in _____?
    • 1972
    • 1977
    • 1981
  17. Sophia Yin's 6 Handling Skills Tips to Increase Quality of Care
    • Tip #1: Take a moment to assess the pet's demeanor
    • Tip #2: Greet the pet appropriately
    • Tip #3: Handle pets gently and provide an environment where they can feel safe
    • Tip #4: Avoid uncomfortable restraint positions
    • Tip #5: Provide clear guidance and control
    • Tip #6: Learn how to support an animal as you change its position
  18. Abscess
    Localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration usually resulting from bacterial infection and surrounded by an inflamed area
  19. Inflammation
    A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain, swelling, redness, and heat
  20. Recumbancy
    Lying down. The adjective indicates which part of the body is on the ground or table. For example, laterla recumbency means the animal is lying on its side, and dorsal recumbency means the animal is lying on its back.
  21. Necropsy
    • The examination of an animal after it has died to determine the abnormal and disease-related changes that occured during its life. The term necropsy originates from the Greek language and means "viewing the dead."  
    • Necropsy is also known as autopsy, which is Greek for "seeing with one's own eyes."
  22. BAR
    Bright, Alert, and Responsiveness
  23. SID
    Single/once a day
  24. BID
    Double/twice a day
  25. TID
    Triple/three a day
  26. QID
    Quadruple/four a day
  27. SQ/SC
    Subcutaneous: situated or applied under the skin
  28. IM
    Intramuscular: administered into a muscle
  29. IV
    Intravenous: administered into the vein
  30. PO
    Per Oral- administered orally into the mouth
  31. ID
    Intradermal: applied within the layers of the skin
  32. IN
    Intranasal: administered through the nose
  33. Top 4 Cat Breeds
    • Siamese
    • Persian
    • Bengal
    • Manx
  34. Top 10 Dog Breeds and Related Diseases
    • 10. Rottweiler- Hip Dysp, Cancer
    • 9. Dachshund- Spine Issues
    • 8. Poodle- Hip Dysp
    • 7. Boxer- Bloat, Cancer, Cruciate Tear, Degenerative Myelapothy, Heart Issues
    • 6. English Bulldog- Dental, Respiratory, Skin Dermatitis
    • 5. Yorshire Terrier- Collapsing Trachea, Luxating Patella
    • 4. Golden Retreiver- Hip/Elbow Dysp, Ear Infection
    • 3. Beagle- Ear Infections, Spine Issues, Cancer
    • 2. German Shepherd- Degenerative Myelopathy, Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Urniary Incontinence
    • 1. Labrador Retreiver- Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Ear Infection, Lypoma
  35. Types of Restraints
    • Muzzles 
    • Gauze
    • Rabies Pole/Snare
    • Towel
    • Gloves
    • Slip Lead
    • Chemical
    • Physical
  36. MM
    Mucus Membrane
  37. CRT
    Capillary Refill Time
  38. RR
    Respiration Rate
  39. HR
    Heart Rate
  40. PO/NPO
    • PO- Per Oral
    • NPO- Nothing Per Oral
  41. ADR
    Aint Doing Right
  42. WNL
    Within Normal Limits
  43. TPR
    Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration Rate
  44. Auscult/auscultation
    the action of listening to sounds from the heart, lungs, or other organs, typically with a stethoscope, as a part of medical diagnosis.
  45. PRN
    as needed
  46. q4h/q8h
    every 4 hours/every 8 hours
  47. Febrile
    having or showing the symptoms of a fever: a febrile illness.
  48. Dyspnea
    difficult or labored breathing
  49. Pruritic
    severe itching of the skin, as a symptom of various ailments.
  50. SOAP
    Subjective: what the patient tells you

    Objective: what you observe

    Assesment: what you assess 

    Plan: your plan to deal with the assesment
  51. Veterinary Technician Practice Model
    • Step #1: Gather Data
    • Step #2: Identify and Prioritize Technician Evaluations (needs ladder)
    • Step #3: Develop Plan of Care and Implement Interventions
    • Step #4: Evaluate Results
    • Step #5: Add Data
  52. Temperature normal for Dogs and Cats
    • DOG 100-102.5
    • CAT  101-102.5
  53. Stethoscope 
    a medical instrument for listening to the action of someone's heart orbreathing
  54. Otoscope
    an instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and thepassage of the outer ear
  55. Ophthalmoscope
    an instrument containing a perforated mirror and lenses used to examine the interior of the eye
  56. Tonometer
    an instrument for measuring tension or pressure, particularly intraocular pressure.
  57. Overview of the History Taking Process
    • date of the exam
    • signalment
    • chief complaint
    • history of the present illness
    • past medical history
    • current health status/medications
    • systems review
  58. A Complete Medical History Should also Include..
    • family medical history (health of parent pet or litter mates)
    • vaccination history/preventive medicine
    • travel history
    • diet history
    • environmental history/household information
    • behavioral history
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2012-10-26 04:49:25
VT 51 Intro Vet Tech Part

Programs, Associations and other Acronyms to know
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