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The syringe size most commonly used to administer routine vaccines in a small animal hospital is:
Vaccines are most commonly administered by which of the following routes?
Under the skin
The needle most appropriate for administering vaccine to an 8-week old St. Bernard puppy is
25 gauge, 1/4 inch
The most appropriate procedure for the disposal of used hypodemic needles would be:
Place all used needles in the bio-hazardous sharps container
Which of the following would be considered the needle with the smallest bore?
Which of the following routes provides the most rapid rate of medication absorption?
In the vein
Which of the following is a chemical substance, produced by a microorganism, that has the capacity, in dulute solutions, to kill or inhibit the growth of other microorganisms?
The best rule for a veterinary assistant to follow with respect to medications stored in the veterinary clinic is:
Never dispose of medications unless directed to do so by the veterinarian or supervising RVT
Rules governing the use and disposal of controlled substances are enforced by
The following should only be disposed of in biohazard containers, never should they be thrown in the trash
Antibiotics and chemotherapy agents
Which of the following is a viral infection which may affect cattle, dogs and swine, but is most commonly seen in dogs where the clinical symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea, often with blood, high fever and dehydration?
A highly fatal viral infection of the nervous system which affects all warm-blooded animal species. One of the most important zoonotic diseases because of the inevitably fatal outcome for the infected human.
Animals diagnosed or suspected of having a highly contagious disease are typically confined to the
Which of the following WOULD NOT be part of the required PPE for an animal dentistry procedure:
The initial letters "OSHA" stand for
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The main potential hazard association with the use of an autoclave is:
Burns or scalds from extreme heat
Diseases and infections which may be transmitted from animals to humans are
The best rule to follow when answering client questions about their animal is:
Don't give an answer if you are uncertain your information is correct
Which of the following directions for submitting a brain for rabies testing is incorrectly stated
The head or brain should be frozen solid and packed in dry ice to prevent thawing
Which of the following is NOT a vaccination commonly given to dogs
All the following statements relating to the "human-animal bond" are false, except
As a whole, our society is becoming more attached to its companion animals and treating them more like members of the family, a trend that has accelerated in the past 50 years
The following statements about animal diseases are all correct except
Skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes, and coyotes are wild creatures and, as such, have natural immunity to Rabies and never get the disease
Which of the following duties would be inappropriate for the veterinary assistant to perform:
Provide the animal owner with a probable diagnosis of the animal's condition
Which of the following questions would the veterinary assistant probably not ask of the animal owner?
Is the animal stolen?
In dealing with clients, the veterinary assistant should always be
Patient and courteous
The proper technique for lifting a calm but heavy dog is:
Placing one arm under its back end and the other arm under its chest, bending at the knees and keeping the back straight
Which of the following is NOT a concern when restraining a dog?
Which vein will typically be used when drawing a blood sample from a horse?
Either of two organs in the lumbar region that filter the blood, excreting the end-products of metabolism in the form of urine:
Control of an animal so that it can be examined or treated:
Which of the following is NOT considered a danger or hazard in the examination room:
Slips and falls because of a dry floor
Which of the following cautions is NOT good advice to follow when moving cattle to or from a stall or holding pen?
Never lean over a cow's head in a chute
When handling a horse, the safest place to stand is:
Beside the left shoulder
A term referring to an inflammation of the ear:
Which of the following behaviors is NOT an acceptable means whereby the veterinary assistant can help the veterinarian?
Administer scheduled intravenous injections to hospitalized animals when the veterinarian is out on a house call.
Meaning to administer medication twice daily, 12 hours apart:
A state in which the body loses more water than it takes in, resulting in a decrease in circulating blood volume and a reduction in tissue fluids
Indicating the administration of medication within the principle layer of skin, between the epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue:
Indicating the administration of medication by injection, not through the alimentary canal
Determine the numbers of grams in 1 kilogram:
(28.35 x 16 = 453.6
453.6 x 2.2 = 997.92)
Determine the number of ounces in 708.75
(708.75/28.35 = 25)
Determine the number of pounds in 15.4 kg
(15.4 x 2.2 = 33.88)
Determine to the nearest ounce, the number of ounces in 4.55 kg
(4.55 x 2.2 = 10.01
10.01 x 16.02 = 160.16)
What is the total weight of the dry matter contained in this can of pet food?
(100 - 75 = 25%
16 x .25 = 4)
Using the formula: % crude protein/(100%-moisture content) = % protein in the diet, calculate the perfect protein an animal would get from eating the can of pet food described above:
Using the formula: % crude fat/(100%-moisture content) = % fat in the diet, calculate the perfect fat, an animal would get from eating the can of pet food described above:
The best way to determine the food and water intake of an animal is to:
Measure how much food and water is given to the animal and later measure how much of each if left
Animals with chronic kidney problems should receive a diet that is:
Relatively low in protein
When reading food tablets, you should know that:
Ingredients are listed in descending order according to amount in the container (greatest-to-least)
The external use of water to treat disease and injury.
Which of the following items should NOT be placed in the sharps container:
Of the following items, which one would not be considered bio-hazardous material:
Tissues used to clean microscopes.
The minimum amount of fecal matter needed for a routine fecal flotation of a dog or cat would be:
The size of a dime
Which of the following is NOT an acceptable (legal) means of disposal of the body of a diseased animal?
Through a commercial waste disposal company
An instrument used to obtain an enlarged image of small objects and reveal details of structure not otherwise distinguishable:
A plant or animal that lives upon or within another living organism at whose expense it obtains some advantage:
When handling infected tissues such as abscesses, lacerations, tumors, and biopsy samples, you should always:
Wear latex gloves
Body parts removed during surgery or other treatment should be:
Put into a sealable plastic bag and placed in the freezer
The best urine sample to use for testing is the:
The first urine of the morning
A simple sugar, a monosaccharidein certain foodstuffs, especially fruit, and in normal blood; the major source of energy for many living organisms:
Autoclaving equipment is designed to:
Kill all infectious life forms
Most surgical packs are prepared for surgery using which of the following forms of sterilization?
The minimum time required to properly autoclave, by moist heat, stainless steel surgical instruments:
The solution most commonly employed in the veterinary hospital for lubricating stainless steel surgical instruments:
In the veterinary hospital, ultrasonic equipment is used to clean:
Which of the following modes of sterilization may pose a cancer risk to the user?
The primary advantage of gas sterilization is:
It is safe for most equipment
Excision of the testicles or their destruction by radiation or parasites:
An agent used to cause a loss of feeling or sensation:
Why should x-ray gowns be hung properly on hangers when not in use:
The lead in the gown can crack if the gown is folded on itself
Who should wear x-ray monitoring devices in the veterinary hospital:
Anyone who may work in taking or developing x-ray images
Which of the following would not generally provide protection from the penetration of harmful x-rays?
Which of the following is not a valid reason for cleaning x-ray cassettes on a regular basis?
To decrease residual radiation hazard
The film produced during the x-ray process is called a:
A vessel through which blood passes away from the heart to the various parts of the body:
Directed towards or situated on the belly surface:
A break in the continuity of the bone:
Exposure to harmful x-radiation can occur in all the following ways except
Cleaning around an x-ray machine that is not currently in use
An increasingly popular and reasonably priced form of diagnostic imaging that poses a smaller health risk to users
Which of the following is not considered a sporting breed of dog?
Which of the following would be classified as a Toy Breed?
Which of the following animals is not a rodent?
Which of the following animals is an amphibian?
Which of the following statements most correctly identifies the greyhound?
Belongs to the Hound Group used for racing
The following breeds are all used for beef production, except
An iguana is typically 7-12 inches long at birth, but in adulthood may reach a lengthof:
Swine are raised primarily for their:
Rapid movement of fecal matter through the intestine resulting in abnormally frequent evacuation of watery feces:
A clear, yellow or orange liquid produced by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder and used in the digestive process:
Which of the following is not a common exotic pet in America:
Which of the following caged birds is the most popular in this country:
Which of the following rodents has been known to carry hantavirus and bubonic plague?
These animal are very fast and can twist and manuever easily; they have very sharp teeth and should be handled with minimal restraint:
The segregation of patients with a communicable disease:
If you are dipping for mange, you should:
Put the animal into the cage dripping and allow it to dry on its own
Which of the following is a recommended PPE for the use of bath and dip chemicals?
Which of the following is not generally associated with bathing a dog?
Taking a urine sample
Which of the following generally is not recommended as a bedding material for horses:
In small animal clinics, the most common bedding material is:
An assistant can often aid the veterinarian with the diagnosis of this condition by observing the animal's feces while cleaning its cage: