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What are 3 things veterinarians need to do?

- Diagnose
- Treat appropriately
- Stay up-to-date


T/F: Veterinary diagnoses are often very similar to those made by pathologists.

False - They can differ roughly between 15-45% depending on the case.


What are 7 things that can be included in the veterinary diagnostic process?

- Complaint
- Ultrasound
- History
- Signalment
- Radiographs
- Laboratory results
- Clinical signs


What are 3 aspects of the problem-oriented approach?

- Rules about collection of clinical information (database).
- How to use database to make diagnoses.
- How to monitor treatment.


What are the 9 steps for systematic collection of information?

- Signalment
- Owners complaint
- History & TPR
- Physical examination
- Working problem list
- Differential diagnosis list
- Diagnostic plan for DDx
- Prognosis and treatment plan
- Therapy and monitoring


When talking about a case to another professional, what should be the first thing mentioned?



What is the most important thing to address?

The owner's complaint.


70% of diagnoses are made during what step?

3 - History & TPR


What is the most important clinical skill?

Physical examination


How many working problems lists should there be?
Based on which steps?

- 2
- Step 3: History & TPR and Step 4: Physical examination


What are 3 things to monitor for?

- Efficacy
- Side effects
- Toxicities


What does SOAP stand for?

S - subjective data (what patient tells you)
O - objective data (what you observe)
A - assessment (what you think is going on)
P - plan (what you intend to do)


What are 5 reasons to keep medical records?

- It's the law
- Recurring/pre-existing problems
- Continuity
- Finance
- Research


What can DAMNIT, used to create a DDx list, stand for?

D: developmental conditions, degenerative diseases
A: anatomical abnormalities, autoimmune disease, allergies
M: metabolic diseases
N: neoplastic diseases, nutritional diseases
I: Idiopathic, iatrogenic, inflammatory conditions, infectious
T: toxicities, trauma