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Animal Behavior College Vet assistant Stage 1 Exam
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what is a task that a veterinary assistant might be expected to do in a hospital?
Assist the veterinarian when needed
Zoonoses refers to
Diseases transmitted from animals to humans
PPE stands for
Personal Protective Equipment
The agency that oversees workplace safety is
Define the term "polydactyl"
Having many toes
Consent forms are used by veterinary hospitals
Prior to surgery
By law, which certificate must be signed by the veterinarian?
Rabies vaccination certificate
What is encephalitis?
Inflammation of the brain due to infection
SOAP is an acronym used in pet records which stands for:
Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
Physical medical records of pets are:
Property of the veterinary hospital only
Inventory control includes all except:
Organizing bottles by color
When scheduling an appointment what factor is most important?
If the patient has an emergency or urgent situation
When scheduling non-emergency appointments for future dates, they should be scheduled:
Intermittently throughout the day
If you make a mistake writing in a record, you should:
Put a one-line strike thorough the mistake, no matter how long it is and initial the error
The medical term used to describe death of liver tissue would be:
When the hospital phone rings over 3 times and you are cleaning cages in the back treatment room:
Assume that everyone is busy and take the initiative to answer the phone from where you are working.
If a client becomes mad about a situation in the hospital, and he/she starts yelling at you, what is the best way to handle the situation?
Take control and remain calm, acknowledge the clients emotions, redirect the conversation, and then try to solve the problem.
Simple exam gloves are considered personal protective equipment.
The proper veterinary medical term used for spaying a female pet is:
Inflammation of the lining of the mouth
Ringworm is a:
Measures taken whenever there is a possibility of exposure to a zoonosis are called:
All warm blooded species
The chief complaint (CC) is:
What the patient is brought in for
The signalment in the record is:
The patient's full physical description
Domestic, unspecific breeds of cats are normally generalized as a:
DSH or DLH
Rabbits are classified as:
Misconduct by the veterinary assistant or any staff member can lead to disciplinary action and/or lawsuits against the attending veterinarian and hospital owners.
The national association that sets standards for veterinarians that primarily work with companion animals and provides accreditation to hospitals that volunteer to qualify under their standards is the:
Improper or negligent treatment of a patient by a veterinarian resulting in injury or loss is defined as:
One of the most common methods of filing records is:
Issuance of ___________ before the transport of an animal across a state or international border is designed to aid in disease control.
MSDS stands for:
Material safety data sheets
Please define Professional Ethics and give 3 examples from the AVMA.
Ethics is both a set of principles of right conduct and a theory or system of moral values. Some examples the AVMA gives are -vets and their associates should protect the personal privacy of patients and clients, humane euthanasia of animals is a ethical veterinary procedure, veterinarians should strive to improve their knowledge and skills and are encouraged to collaborate with other professionals.
Pyroderma means any skin disease that is pyogenic meaning has pus . Can cause itching,redness,crusts,rash, and hair loss . Is caused by when something happens to the skin and bacteria goes unchecked .
Disease that causes Inflammation of the gums caused by accumulation of food particles along the gum line . It can form plaque and can transform into calculus.
A blueish discoloration to the skin or mucus membranes usually due to lack of oxygen in the blood . Normal mucous should be pink .
Degeneration and scarring of the heart valves usually affecting the mitral valves
Describe the difference between negligence and gross negligence in the veterinary environment
Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under the circumstances, resulting in a UNINTENTIONAL injury to another party. Gross negligence is the WILLFUL disregard for the welfare and safety of others such as mixing up patients .
hepatic(referring to the liver) lipid/osis lip(fat) osis(condition or disease or increase of diease)
Fatty liver; one of the most common severe feline liver diseases in cats
auto/lysis- auto(self) lysis(destruction)
cysto/centesis- cysto(relating to the urinary bladder) centesis(drawing for aspiration)
Surgical puncture of the urinary bladder
What does the acronym OSHA stand for? What are OSHA's responsibilities? Why is OSHA important?
Occupational safety and health administration.
They provide a workplace free from serious hazards by setting standards and enforcing regulations and by providing training , outreach , education and assistance .
They make the workplace safer without them there wouldn't be an agency to oversee safety regulations and requirements are being followed
List 5 items or procedures that OSHA and the HCC require for employee protection.
Gloves, goggles, aprons and gowns, masks and face sheilds, ear protectors
Define the following terms: hypothermia and hyperthermia
Below normal body temperature
Above normal body temperature
Describe FIFO by defining what it stands for and explaining why FIFO is important. Also, explain the dangers or consequences associated with not adhering to FIFO.
FIFO is the first in first out method in inventory. This is when you pull existing inventory to the front of the shelves and place the new inventory behind it. This way newer items with later expiration dates will be used after the old items with impending expiration dates. Keeping expired products on shelves could compromise patient care
Define the following terms: supragingival and subgingival
Being or occurring above the gums
Being or occurring below the gums
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