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National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Animal Hospital Association
California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association
California Veterinary Medical Association
California Registered Veterinary Technicians Associations
Bay Area Veterinary Technicians Association
SCNAVTA Student association of NAVTA
Student Chapter National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
American Association of Veterinary Stateboards
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Veterinary Medical Board
Veterinary Technicial National Exam
Association of Veterinary Technicians Educators
Members of the Veterinary Health Care Team
- Veterinary Technologist (RVT w/4 year degree)
- Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT, CVT, RVT)
- Veterinary Assistant
- Kennel Personnel
- Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
- Veterinary Receptionist
-The first class of AHT's (Animal Health Technicians) graduated in _____?
-The first written exam was given in _____?
-NAVTA first represented technicians in _____?
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
Localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration usually resulting from bacterial infection and surrounded by an inflamed area
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain, swelling, redness, and heat
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.
- 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."
Bright, Alert, and Responsiveness
Subcutaneous: situated or applied under the skin
Intramuscular: administered into a muscle
Intravenous: administered into the vein
Per Oral- administered orally into the mouth
Intradermal: applied within the layers of the skin
Intranasal: administered through the nose
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
Types of Restraints
- Rabies Pole/Snare
- Slip Lead
Capillary Refill Time
- PO- Per Oral
- NPO- Nothing Per Oral
Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration Rate
the action of listening to sounds from the heart, lungs, or other organs, typically with a stethoscope, as a part of medical diagnosis.
every 4 hours/every 8 hours
having or showing the symptoms of a fever: a febrile illness.
difficult or labored breathing
severe itching of the skin, as a symptom of various ailments.
Subjective: what the patient tells you
Objective: what you observe
Assesment: what you assess
Plan: your plan to deal with the assesment
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
Temperature normal for Dogs and Cats
- DOG 100-102.5
- CAT 101-102.5
a medical instrument for listening to the action of someone's heart orbreathing
an instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and thepassage of the outer ear
an instrument containing a perforated mirror and lenses used to examine the interior of the eye
an instrument for measuring tension or pressure, particularly intraocular pressure.
Overview of the History Taking Process
- date of the exam
- chief complaint
- history of the present illness
- past medical history
- current health status/medications
- systems review
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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