Proceeding of the NAVC North American Veterinary Conference Jan. 8-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Proceeding of the NAVC North American Veterinary Conference Jan. 8-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida"

Transcription

1 Proceeding of the NAVC North American Veterinary Conference Jan. 8-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida Reprinted in the IVIS website with the permission of the NAVC

2 The North American Veterinary Conference 2005 Proceedings STANDARD OF CARE: REPTILE PRACTICE Douglas Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, FL Stephen Barten, DVM Vernon Hills Animal Hospital Mundelein, IL INTRODUCTION The Classes Reptilia and Amphibia are traditionally lumped together as herpetofauna under the study of herpetology. There are over 8,000 species of reptiles and 4,000 species of amphibians. They range from less than a gram to more than a ton in mass, and less than a centimeter to more than 9 meters in length. They vary tremendously in anatomy, physiology, nutrition and behavior. They may be aquatic, fossorial, terrestrial, or arboreal. They may be carnivores, insectivores, piscivores, omnivores, herbivores, folivores or a combination of these. They may be calm and inoffensive or aggressive and dangerous. Some are venomous, some are poisonous. It would be difficult for any veterinarian without formal herpetological training to have expertise with, or be willing to treat, every species of reptile and amphibian. For instance, some might choose not to treat venomous snakes or large crocodilian/pythons. In those cases, referrals to more experienced and willing veterinarians should be available. Federal, state and local laws regulate endangered and dangerous reptiles and amphibians, and the attending veterinarian must be familiar with applicable regulations. Many, many species of reptiles and amphibians are available in the pet trade, both wild caught and captive born. Some individual specimens have great value as potential breeding stock, costing tens of thousands of dollars. Some keepers have dozens or hundreds of pets in huge, private collections. Many owners love their pet reptile as much as any owner loves their dog; thus these animals have great financial and emotional value. Reptile owners have increasing knowledge and sophistication, and they both demand and expect competent medical care for their pets and collections. With such diversity it is difficult to establish Standards of Care for herpetological medicine. It is even more difficult to establish finite standards for the husbandry of individual species, or the diagnosis and treatment of every disease in every species. There is a paucity of peer-reviewed literature, no College of Herpetological Veterinary Medicine and few recognized experts and fewer academicians - in the field. It is the goal of this document and this conference to offer a starting point for the establishment of a SOC. We hope to discuss basic standards covering most routine situations. Without doubt, our suggestions here will be altered, amended, or discarded as time passes and more knowledge accumulates. The purpose of this outline is to provide suggested guidelines for operating a reptilian practice. The guidelines offered here are based on the experience and opinions of eight recognized exotic practitioners combined with learned legal counsel. MINIMAL STANDARDS Continuing Education Most veterinary degrees provide little training or experience in reptilian medicine, so veterinarians who treat reptiles and amphibians should seek additional education. Specific herpetological continuing education (CE) is available through the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), which holds an annual conference with international speakers and attendees, several days of papers and wet labs. This is the international forum for the presentation of new information and findings in the field. The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians offers CE and a journal with regular inclusion of reptilian topics. Because the principles of basic small animal medicine and surgery apply to reptilian medicine, general veterinary meetings should be attended regularly. AAHA, ACVIM, AVMA, BSAVA, NAVC, WVC, WWVC and CVC offer quality continuing education, but state VMA annual meetings also have value. Experience may be gained with externship or postgraduate positions in established exotic animal practices with high reptile case loads. Levels of knowledge and experience vary tremendously between individual clinicians, so the learning opportunities can vary between practices. Reptile practitioners are encouraged to attend herpetological meetings in addition to veterinary medical events (e.g. local herpetological society meetings, regional herpetological meetings, herpetological expos, SSAR, HIS, etc). A veterinarian seeing small numbers of reptilian patients has no less responsibility to acquire clinical expertise and regular continuing education than one who sees reptiles more regularly. Species Recognition Veterinarians who treat reptiles and amphibians must be able to identify the species of the patient and know its natural history, diet, husbandry, behavior, anatomy, restraint, and common disease syndromes. Barring that knowledge, the veterinarian must have resources to quickly and thoroughly research the question at hand. Accurate identification of a patient and knowledge of both normal and abnormal traits of that animal are crucial when providing quality medical care. Staff Training Because reptiles and amphibians differ so from traditional small animal pets, specific training of staff is essential. History taking, husbandry, restraint, phlebotomy, lung and colonic washings, imaging, anesthetic monitoring, cytology, hematology, parasitology and laboratory techniques are essential skills. In general, a technician should be able to perform the same techniques on reptiles that they do on dogs and cats. A written checklist of individual procedures should be kept and mastered. The ARAV annual meeting has several lectures that are suitable for both novice and advanced veterinary technicians. They also sponsor excellent wet-labs on these subjects. Many of the national meetings mentioned above also have excellent wet-labs designed for technical staff. In-house training by veterinarians should be offered to staff on a regular basis and technician skills should be reviewed frequently. It is advisable to save a slide set of both normal and diseased blood smears, and preserved fecal, ectoparasites and cytology slides for teaching and reference. 1298

3 Exotics - Reptiles Recommended Memberships It is recommended that veterinarians stay current with herpetological medicine, dog and cat medicine, herpetology and herpetoculture. Membership in the following groups fosters exposure to research and new information. - Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) - AVMA - Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) (publishes Herpetological Review, which contains legislative updates; husbandry, field, and laboratory techniques; captive reproduction data; and book reviews, and the Journal of Herpetology) - Local Herpetological Society Recommended Library Libraries should be evaluated regularly since references are constantly being updated. What may be current now, may be out of date next month. Reptile Medical Texts - Mader, DR, ed. Reptile Medicine and Surgery, Second Ed. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2005 (in press). - Mader, DR, ed. Reptile Medicine and Surgery, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Jacobson, ER, ed. Biology, Husbandry and Medicine of the Green Iguana. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, FL, - Girling, S and Raiti, P, eds. BSAVA Manual of Reptiles, Second Ed. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA, Frye, FL. Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, FL, Feldman BV et. al. Schalm s Veterinary Hematology, Fifth Ed. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Wright, KM and Whitaker, BR. Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, FL, Wyneken, J. Reptile Anatomy. Malabar, FL, Krieger Publishing, Malabar, FL, 2005 (in press) General Exotic Animal Medical Journals and Texts - Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice. Elsevier. - Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine. Fudge, A., ed. Elsevier. - Carpenter, J et. al. Exotic Animal Formulary, Third Ed. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Fudge, AM, ed. Laboratory Medicine: Avian and Exotic Pets. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Herpetology Texts - Pough, FH et. al. Herpetology, Third Ed. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, Zug, GR, LJ Vitt and JP Caldwell. Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Second Ed.. Academic Press, San Diego, Pianka, ER and LJ Vitt. Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, - Greene, HW. Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature. University of California Press, Berkeley, Ernst, CH, JE Lovich and RW Barbour. Turtles of the United States and Canada, Second Ed. Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, Ernst, CH and RW Barbour, Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, Ernst, CH and EM Ernst, Snakes of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, - Huchzermeyer, FW, Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK, Species Identification - Behler J and King W. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. Alfred A Knopf, New York Conant R and Collins J. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Stebbins R. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Bartlett PP et. al. Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates: An Identification and Care Guide. Barron s Educational Series, Hauppauge, NY ** Regional field guides to local herpetofauna are available for almost every state. Practitioners should be able to identify local reptiles and amphibians in their area. Internet Sites - Veterinary Information Network ( - Network of Animal Health ( - Kingsnake.com for species identification, species forums, care sheets, dealers, equipment, food sources, etc. - Melissa Kaplan s Herp Care Collection ( for detailed general husbandry advice, specific care sheets, recommended diets, and on and on. HOSPITAL PHYSICAL PLANT Because reptiles and amphibians are ectotherms, veterinarians must be able to provide escape-proof enclosures, cages of appropriate dimensions for varioussized species, adequate therma gradients and humidity levels, climbing branches for arboreal species, and aquatic setups for aquatic species. A hot room with continuous elevated ambient temperature and controlled humidity is valuable, but constant uniform temperatures are stressful and additional heat sources to provide thermal gradients are necessary. Individual incubators capable of adjusting both temperature and humidity are useful with small numbers of small and medium-sized patients. Isolation cages with the capability of individual internal temperature control, air flow and ventilation are needed when contagious diseases are being treated. Supplemental heat during surgery is important, and devices such as hot water circulating blankets or heating pads are required. VENOMOUS REPTILES Venomous reptiles present a special hazard and liability. Zoos have established protocols for handling these dangerous animals which should be followed closely. Extensive reptile experience and formal training in a zoo or

4 The North American Veterinary Conference 2005 Proceedings museum that routinely handles venomous reptiles is essential prior to attempting to deal with anything that is venomous. Special equipment, techniques and planning are crucial, including trained back-up personnel, appropriate antivenin on hand, an alarm system, a disaster plan that is routinely rehearsed, and the availability of physicians experienced in the treatment of snakebite at the local Emergency Room. Medical and liability insurance policies must be reviewed. EQUIPMENT Individual state Veterinary Practice Acts may dictate the minimal requirements for hospitals. Much of what is suggested here already may be required for all small animal hospitals in some locations. Vascular clips (small, medium and large) Radioscalpel and/or CO 2 laser Rigid endoscopy system Operating magnifying loupes Air pumps Sexing probes Radiology unit with a wide range of ma and kvp settings, and the capability of taking both vertical and horizontal beam projections High-detail radiographic film and/or screens Electronic, digital thermometer capable of rapid read-out with a range from freezing to greater than 100ºC; infrared temperature guns are useful Heat lamps or radiant heat panels with thermostats UVB light sources in cages Thermal water blankets Capture/restraint equipment (snake hooks, tubes, tongs, bags, plastic storage containers with appropriate ventilation, etc.) Ventilator, ambu bag or ability to manually ventilate anesthetized patients Pulse oximeter, Doppler flow meter, apnea monitor or similar equipment for anesthetic monitoring 1 to 4 mm uncuffed or Coles endotracheal tubes Dremmel or similar tool with appropriate bits for grinding beaks and nails Dremmel or similar tool or orthopedic saw for opening chelonian shells Oral speculums of various sizes and types Microliter or insulin syringes CLINICAL ASSESSMENT Every patient should have a thorough history taken, including source, husbandry conditions, cage, substrate, heat sources, UV light sources, thermometers, diet, frequency of handling, duration of signs and symptoms, previous treatment, and so on. The veterinarian should recognize inappropriate husbandry and diets for a variety of species and be able to recommend improvements. Every patient should have a thorough and systematic physical exam. Practitioners and staff must have knowledge of safe restraint (for patient and handler), normal anatomy, and the ability to extract chelonian heads from the shell and to open mouths. Every patient is given the problem-oriented medical approach with a SOAP (or similar standard medical record) list and rule outs, diagnostic and therapeutic plans, and follow ups. Practitioners must be familiar with diagnostic sampling and administration of medications by various routes in all species. It is not appropriate to simply treat every sick reptile with antibiotics. PROCEDURES Reptile practitioners should have familiarity with the following procedures including variations for various species. This does not mean that they must be able to perform the advanced surgical procedures; however, one must be able to determine when they are needed and where to refer procedures that are beyond their ability. Venipuncture Fluid therapy (routes and types) Injection sites Endotracheal intubation Gavage Pharyngostomy tube placement Coeliotomy and exploratory Ovariohysterectomy on a number of lizard, turtle and snake species Orchiectomy as above Liver, kidney and other organ biopsy (minimally invasive, surgical or endoscopic) Amputations (limb, tail) Cystotomy Gastrotomy/Enterotomy Enucleation Skin biopsy Bone Biopsy Bone marrow sampling Sample collection for bacterial culture and sensitivity testing and cytology (lung, GI) Wound dressing Splinting and fracture management Chelonian shell repair Beak and nail trims Necropsy DRUGS Drug use preferences and Pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic data are constantly changing. The practitioner must keep current on the most recent information. There are no currently FDA approved drugs for use in reptiles. Still the following classes of medications must be on hand: Appropriate antibiotics Appropriate anesthetics Appropriate anthelmintics Food and supplements (eg. species-specific diets for herbivores, carnivores, insectivores, etc.) Many medications come in forms that are difficult to accurately dose in small patients. The ability to compound medications in house or access to a trustworthy compounding pharmacy is essential. LABORATORY SUPPORT In house lab capabilities should include the ability to perform routine CBC, basic plasma biochemistry, fecal evaluation, cytology, and fluid analysis. Knowledge of and access to commercial labs with expertise in reptilian clinical pathology is necessary for some specialized tests, such as ELISA, PCR, culture, viral isolation, serology, cytology with special stains and histopathology. 1300

5 Exotics - Reptiles REFERRALS A list of veterinarians, animal hospitals, or referral centers with advanced training should be available for procedures that are beyond the expertise of the veterinarian or hospital. EMERGENCIES A list of veterinarians, animal hospitals, or referral centers that are capable of handling after hour emergencies for your reptile clients (if you do not provide that service) should be readily available. MISCELLANEOUS Reptilian practitioners should: - Have a thorough understanding of reptilian zoonotic diseases and prevention - Promote disease prevention and transmission in the workplace - Provide client educational material (handouts, brochures, videos, CD/DVDs) - Have thorough understanding of husbandry techniques for lizards, snakes, chelonians, crocodilians and amphibians - Understand herpetological anatomy, thermal biology, UV light and calcium metabolism, reproductive biology, behavior, nutrition and natural history (i.e., brumation) - Be familiar with local, state and national laws regarding endangered, venomous and dangerous animals - Have knowledge of recognized diseases and diagnoses from which they can compile rule out lists - Cultivate a network of local herpetological people who will assist in the rehabilitation of sick and injured native reptiles and amphibians. - Know where to go for help if a species is presented with which the practitioner is unfamiliar - Know where to go for more information SUMMARY Reptiles and amphibians have significant emotional and financial value. They and their owners both deserve skilled and competent medical care. It is not appropriate to assume that a client is unwilling to pay for quality medical care, and the best possible service should be offered to every client and patient. It may not be appropriate to agree to diagnose and treat a species that one knows nothing about. At the same time, the necessary information is available through research, study, consultation and referral. Veterinarians must constantly make the effort to advance their own clinical skills; at the same time they must recognize when a case is beyond those skills and should be referred to someone with more expertise. The Standard of Care outlined in this paper is not meant to be definitive, but rather a starting point. Herpetological medicine has advanced dramatically over the last several decades, and continues to do so on a daily basis. The SOC for reptilian practice must evolve along with medical and husbandry advances. 1301

Veterinary Assistant Course Curriculum

Veterinary Assistant Course Curriculum Semester 1 (32 Hours) Course Prefix & No. VAC100 Course Title: Intro to Veterinary Assistant Course None 5 (5 1-hr classes) Introduction to role of the Veterinary Assistant, client education & communication,

More information

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES. Medicine of Zoo Animals

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES. Medicine of Zoo Animals 2015 AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES Medicine of Zoo Animals INTRODUCTION These Membership Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Membership

More information

Small Animal Medicine

Small Animal Medicine 2017 AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES Small Animal Medicine INTRODUCTION These Membership Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Membership Candidate

More information

5/3/2018 3:09 AM Approved (Changed Course) ANHLT 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

5/3/2018 3:09 AM Approved (Changed Course) ANHLT 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2017 5/3/2018 3:09 AM Approved (Changed Course) ANHLT 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2017 CATALOG INFORMATION Dept and Nbr: ANHLT 151 Title: VET LAB IMAGING PROC Full Title: Veterinary Laboratory and Imaging

More information

Year At a Glance HST II Veterinary Assisting Semester Course

Year At a Glance HST II Veterinary Assisting Semester Course Year At a Glance HST II Veterinary Assisting Semester Course Three Weeks 1 st 3 weeks 2 nd 3 weeks 3 rd 3 weeks 4 th 3 weeks 5 th 3 weeks 6 th 3 weeks Topics/ Concepts Overview of Veterinary Medicine Terms

More information

Clinical Programme. Dermatology

Clinical Programme. Dermatology 2018 The diagnosis and management of skin represents a major component of small animal practice. Through lectures, case discussions and practical sessions, this modular programme will enable you to learn

More information

Traditional Laboratory Animal Skills List

Traditional Laboratory Animal Skills List Traditional Laboratory Animal s List A minimum of 80% (72 of 90 skills) of the skills must be mastered. s must be cross-referenced in your case logs. Some skills may require more than one corresponding

More information

Welcome! Your interest in the veterinary technology program at ACC is greatly appreciated. AS a recently AVMA accredited program there are many

Welcome! Your interest in the veterinary technology program at ACC is greatly appreciated. AS a recently AVMA accredited program there are many Welcome! Your interest in the veterinary technology program at ACC is greatly appreciated. AS a recently AVMA accredited program there are many exciting possibilities ahead. You can be a part of this growing

More information

AUSTRALIAN REGISTRY OF WILDLIFE HEALTH AT TARONGA ZOO

AUSTRALIAN REGISTRY OF WILDLIFE HEALTH AT TARONGA ZOO AUSTRALIAN REGISTRY OF WILDLIFE HEALTH AT TARONGA ZOO Jane Hall Email: jhall@zoo.nsw.gov.au and; Dr Karrie Rose (D.V.Sc) Taronga Zoo Veterinary and Quarantine Centre PO Box 20, Mosman NSW 2088 The Australian

More information

Catalog Course Descriptions Pre-Clinical Courses

Catalog Course Descriptions Pre-Clinical Courses V A L U E S E D U C A T I O N S E R V I C E Lincoln Memorial University 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate, TN 37752 vetmed.lmunet.edu Catalog Course Descriptions Pre-Clinical Courses Year 1 Semester

More information

PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation

PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and PROFESSIONAL PET GROOMERS & STYLISTS ALLIANCE September 17, 2015 Contents Introduction 2 Definitions 3-4 Facility Standards 5-8 Pet Housing Standards 5 Bathing Area

More information

Visit ABLE on the Web at:

Visit ABLE on the Web at: This article reprinted from: Underwood, E. M. 2005. Using herps (snakes, lizards, frogs) to demonstrate genetic principals in the classroom. Pages 410-413, in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume

More information

Title: Record Keeping for Regulated Animals at Oklahoma State University

Title: Record Keeping for Regulated Animals at Oklahoma State University Title: Record Keeping for Regulated Animals at Oklahoma State University Policy No. IACUC-013 Effective Date: 2/09/15 1. Reference(s): USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Animal Care

More information

Purpose Bred Mice and Rats in Research, Testing and Teaching Section 4: Following Current Husbandry Standards

Purpose Bred Mice and Rats in Research, Testing and Teaching Section 4: Following Current Husbandry Standards Purpose Bred Mice and Rats in Research, Testing and Teaching : Following Current Husbandry Standards Having completed the first three small animal training sections, you should understand the importance

More information

A Career in Veterinary Medicine canadianveterinarians.net. Becoming a Veterinarian. The Profession

A Career in Veterinary Medicine canadianveterinarians.net. Becoming a Veterinarian. The Profession Becoming a Veterinarian SO YOU LIKE ANIMALS? That s a start. But it is only a start if you re interested in a career in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians are far more than people with a fondness for animals.

More information

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MARK WITH AN X IN THE BOX FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND TYPE YOUR CURRENT PROTOCOL NUMBER IF NEEDED: X New application Amendment

More information

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MARK WITH AN "X" EST THE BOX FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND TYPE YOUR CURRENT PROTOCOL NUMBER IF NEEDED: New application Amendment

More information

10015NAT Graduate Diploma Veterinary Acupuncture

10015NAT Graduate Diploma Veterinary Acupuncture 10015NAT Graduate Diploma Veterinary Acupuncture Nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework at postgraduate level. WHO IS IT FOR? The 10015NAT Graduate Diploma Veterinary Acupuncture

More information

A CAREER IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

A CAREER IN VETERINARY MEDICINE Presenter s Notes 7-12 GRADES A CAREER IN VETERINARY MEDICINE Slide 1: Veterinary Medicine Hello, my name is Dr. and I m here to talk to you about veterinary medicine. Have you ever wanted to help animals

More information

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY CANTON, NEW YORK

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY CANTON, NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY CANTON, NEW YORK COURSE OUTLINE VSAD 302 ANIMAL CARE INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT Prepared By: Sophia C. Theodore, DVM SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, HEALTH & CRIMINAL

More information

08 AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES (B) AND HERPETOLOGY (C) TRAINING HANDOUT By Karen L. Lancour

08 AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES (B) AND HERPETOLOGY (C) TRAINING HANDOUT By Karen L. Lancour 08 AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES (B) AND HERPETOLOGY (C) TRAINING HANDOUT By Karen L. Lancour This event will test knowledge of amphibians, turtles, crocodiles & reptiles. The Official National List will be used

More information

Date of Approval: October 29, 2015 Date of Revision: October 2018

Date of Approval: October 29, 2015 Date of Revision: October 2018 LONG TERM CARE INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM OPERATIONAL GUIDELINE Pets & Pet Therapy in Personal Care Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. Approval Signature: Supersedes: Page: 1 of 6 of Approval:

More information

Dondrae Coble, DVM, DACLAM January 8, 2014

Dondrae Coble, DVM, DACLAM January 8, 2014 ALAT Chapter 32 Less Common Species Used in Research Dondrae Coble, DVM, DACLAM January 8, 2014 Outline Ferrets Horses Reptiles Other species Ferrets Research Uses Animal models Viral and respiratory diseases

More information

(D) fertilization of eggs immediately after egg laying

(D) fertilization of eggs immediately after egg laying Name: ACROSS DOWN 24. The amniote egg (A) requires a moist environment for egg laying (B) lacks protective structures for the embryo (C) has membranes enclosing the developing embryo (D) evolved from the

More information

Reptilian Requirements Created by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Education Section

Reptilian Requirements Created by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Education Section Essential Question: North Carolina Aquariums Education Section Reptilian Requirements Created by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Education Section What physical and behavioral adaptations do

More information

Exhibits Technician II Live Animal Care Technician, Aquarium #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision:

Exhibits Technician II Live Animal Care Technician, Aquarium #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision: Exhibits Technician II Live Animal Care Technician, Aquarium #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision: 02-12-2016 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Pay Plan: General Grade: 17 City of

More information

Biology. Slide 1of 50. End Show. Copyright Pearson Prentice Hall

Biology. Slide 1of 50. End Show. Copyright Pearson Prentice Hall Biology 1of 50 2of 50 Phylogeny of Chordates Nonvertebrate chordates Jawless fishes Sharks & their relatives Bony fishes Reptiles Amphibians Birds Mammals Invertebrate ancestor 3of 50 A vertebrate dry,

More information

UPEI / AVC Guidelines for Categories of Invasiveness and Rest Periods for Teaching Animals

UPEI / AVC Guidelines for Categories of Invasiveness and Rest Periods for Teaching Animals UPEI / AVC Guidelines for Categories of Invasiveness and Rest Periods for Teaching Animals Created: 1996 Revised: April 2011 Background The UPEI Animal Care Committee (ACC) recognizes that animals can

More information

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine DVM Degree Course Digest: Academic Year Year 1 Required Courses

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine DVM Degree Course Digest: Academic Year Year 1 Required Courses Year 1 Required Courses Course Number Course Title 934-500 Fundamental Principles of Veterinary Anatomy Credit Hours 1 Semester Offered Mode of Instruction 2 5 Fall Didactic + Course Description This course

More information

POSITION DESCRIPTION. Organisational Context: Important Functional Relationships: Page 1. Job Title: Reports To: Direct Reports: Position Purpose:

POSITION DESCRIPTION. Organisational Context: Important Functional Relationships: Page 1. Job Title: Reports To: Direct Reports: Position Purpose: Page 1 POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title: Reports To: Direct Reports: Position Purpose: Keeper Level One, Two and /Animal Care Manager Nil A Zoo Keeper is responsible for providing quality animal husbandry

More information

! Taxonomic Scheme of the 2018 Official Science Olympiad NATIONAL HERPETOLOGY List

! Taxonomic Scheme of the 2018 Official Science Olympiad NATIONAL HERPETOLOGY List DISCLAIMER This presentation was prepared using draft rules. There may be some changes in the final copy of the rules. The rules which will be in your Coaches Manual and Student Manuals will be the official

More information

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY CONFERENCE VOLUME 20 JANUARY 7-11, 2006 ORLANDO, FLORIDA

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY CONFERENCE VOLUME 20 JANUARY 7-11, 2006 ORLANDO, FLORIDA PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY CONFERENCE VOLUME 20 JANUARY 7-11, 2006 ORLANDO, FLORIDA SMALL ANIMAL EDITION Reprinted in the IVIS website (http://www.ivis.org) with the permission of the

More information

Veterinary Education in Europe 2009 and beyond

Veterinary Education in Europe 2009 and beyond Bulletin UASVM, Veterinary Medicine 66(2)/2009 ISSN 1843-5270; Electronic ISSN 1843-5378 Veterinary Education in Europe 2009 and beyond Marcel WANNER, Robin OAKLEY Veterinarians have a special responsibility

More information

South-West Carpet Python Morelia spilota imbricata

South-West Carpet Python Morelia spilota imbricata South-West Carpet Python Morelia spilota imbricata SOUTH-WEST CARPET PYTHON (Morelia spilota imbricata) - Maximum length approximately 1.8m (Male), 2.1m (Female). DPAW Herpetofauna Licence Category 3.

More information

Introduction to Leopard Gecko Care

Introduction to Leopard Gecko Care Introduction to Leopard Gecko Care Native to the deserts of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran, the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) lizard has been captive bred in the United States for more

More information

PACUC News. "Janice Sojka, VMD, joins the PACUC" "Summer PACUC Meeting Dates" May 31 at 5:00 p.m. July 26 at 5:00 p.m. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

PACUC News. Janice Sojka, VMD, joins the PACUC Summer PACUC Meeting Dates May 31 at 5:00 p.m. July 26 at 5:00 p.m. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Pacuc NEWSletter Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee Purdue University Vol. 15, No. 1, April 2000 PACUC News "Janice Sojka, VMD, joins the PACUC" We are pleased to announce that effective February 1,

More information

BIAZA Animal Transfer Policy (ATP)

BIAZA Animal Transfer Policy (ATP) vember 2014 British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums BIAZA Animal Transfer Policy (ATP) Preamble: This document is to assist members to carry out due diligence in respect to sourcing or disposing

More information

B-Division Herpetology Test. By: Brooke Diamond

B-Division Herpetology Test. By: Brooke Diamond B-Division Herpetology Test By: Brooke Diamond Rules: - Play each slide for 2 minutes and answer the questions on the test sheet. - Use only pages attached to your binder, you may not use stray pages.

More information

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE MARK WITH AN X IN THE BOX FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND TYPE YOUR CURRENT PROTOCOL NUMBER IF NEEDED: X New application Amendment

More information

Chapter 1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. Introduction to Veterinary Pathology. What is pathology? Who does pathology?

Chapter 1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. Introduction to Veterinary Pathology. What is pathology? Who does pathology? What is pathology? Who does pathology? Chapter 1 Introduction to Veterinary Pathology Anatomic pathology Clinical pathology Microbiology Parasitology Immunology Toxicology Veterinary forensic pathology

More information

End-of-Life Care FAQ. 1 of 5 11/12/12 9:01 PM

End-of-Life Care FAQ.  1 of 5 11/12/12 9:01 PM End-of-Life Care FAQ A guide to caring for your pet during his final days Coping with the impending loss of a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will face. Whether your furry friend

More information

Iguana Husbandry, Nutrition and Disease

Iguana Husbandry, Nutrition and Disease Iguana Husbandry, Nutrition and Disease The green iguana (Iguana iguana) has a natural range from Mexico through Central and South America. It is arboreal, diurnal, mainly folivorous, and solitary except

More information

Option 1. Call Fee 1 2. Option 1: Designed for the Horse that has minimal exposure to other horses and provides basic quality care.

Option 1. Call Fee 1 2. Option 1: Designed for the Horse that has minimal exposure to other horses and provides basic quality care. Preventative Health Care Program 2018 Option 1 Option 2 Number of Visits 1 2 Wellness Exam/Nutrition Consult 1 2 EWT (Eastern/Western Encephalitis and Tetanus) 1 2 WNV (West Nile Virus) 1 1 Rabies 1 1

More information

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY Minimally Required Personal Protective Equipment for Animal Care and Use October 11, 2017 Revision: 04 Page 1 of 7 Purpose: To define minimum standards for personal

More information

The OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial & Aquatic Animals

The OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial & Aquatic Animals The OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial & Aquatic Animals Regional seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products, Tokyo, Japan, 3-5 December 2014 Barbara Freischem,

More information

Desert Reptiles. A forty five Desert Discovery program

Desert Reptiles. A forty five Desert Discovery program Desert Reptiles A forty five Desert Discovery program To the Teacher: Thank you for making the Desert Reptiles discovery class a part of your curriculum. During this exciting interactive educational program,

More information

Saunders Manual Large Animal

Saunders Manual Large Animal Saunders Manual Large Animal VETERINARY BOOKS - VETERINARY BOOKS. Small Animal Surgery, Spurgeon's Color Atlas of Large Animal Anatomy: Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice, 3rd Edition Stephen J Large

More information

State of Nevada Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Hospital Inspection Checklist

State of Nevada Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Hospital Inspection Checklist Facility Date of inspection Inspected by State of Nevada Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Hospital Inspection Checklist I:GENERAL Are all licenses including your associate s licenses, LVT, VTIT and

More information

Exhibits Technician II Veterinary Technician, Stranding Response #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision:

Exhibits Technician II Veterinary Technician, Stranding Response #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision: Exhibits Technician II Veterinary Technician, Stranding Response #02050 City of Virginia Beach Job Description Date of Last Revision: 03-20-2018 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Pay Plan: General Grade: 17 City

More information

Reptiles. Feeding and Breeding Equipment

Reptiles. Feeding and Breeding Equipment 2008 Reptiles Feeding and Breeding Equipment ZA du Bouillon F-79430 La Chapelle Saint Laurent Tel : +33 (0)5 49 72 09 20 Fax : +33 (0)5 49 72 11 12 Dry and frozen food, live insects, equipment and supplements.

More information

VNA Level III Module 1: Business Realities

VNA Level III Module 1: Business Realities VNA Level III Module 1: Business Realities Learning Objectives After completing this module, the benefits you realize should include: Understanding some of the costs of operating a successful veterinary

More information

JoJoKeKe s Herpetology Exam

JoJoKeKe s Herpetology Exam ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ JoJoKeKe s Herpetology Exam (SSSS) 2:30 to be given at each station- B/C Station 1: 1.) What is the family & genus of the shown

More information

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN I. Position Identification: A) Title: Registered Veterinary Technician B) Bargaining Unit: Public Employees Union, Local #1 C) Customary Work Hours: As outlined in the department schedule. D) Customary

More information

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCES REQUIRED OF THE NEW VETERINARY GRADUATE

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCES REQUIRED OF THE NEW VETERINARY GRADUATE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE ESSENTIAL COMPETENCES REQUIRED OF THE NEW VETERINARY GRADUATE The proposed Day One Competences contained in this document were adapted from the latest

More information

American Association of Feline Practitioners American Animal Hospital Association

American Association of Feline Practitioners American Animal Hospital Association American Association of Feline Practitioners American Animal Hospital Association Basic Guidelines of Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials August 1, 2006 Introduction The Basic Guidelines to Judicious

More information

AVMA Headquarters Externship Program

AVMA Headquarters Externship Program AVMA Headquarters Externship Program Not every veterinary student envisions clinical practice as the goal of attending a veterinary college. Some students hope to teach, some to do research and some to

More information

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Training

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Training Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Training Dan Schwartz, DVM, Attending Vet. dschwartzdvm@snet.net Stephen Devoto, PhD, Chair (685-3461) sdevoto@wesleyan.edu Peter Shatos, An

More information

VALVT 2016 Fall Conference. Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA September 17, Registration Brochure

VALVT 2016 Fall Conference. Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA September 17, Registration Brochure VALVT 2016 Fall Conference Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA September 17, 2016 Registration Brochure Speakers and Topics Include: Small Animal Dr. Tyler Anderson: "Ultrasonography" Dr. Andrew

More information

MODEL STANDARDS FOR PET SHOP LICENCE CONDITIONS

MODEL STANDARDS FOR PET SHOP LICENCE CONDITIONS ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2006 PET ANIMALS ACT 1951 MODEL STANDARDS FOR PET SHOP LICENCE CONDITIONS Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and other Aquatic Invertebrates h&e314v2 The Standard Licence Conditions N.B. Reptiles,

More information

The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Nicaragua: A Distributional Checklist With Keys (Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg) By Gunther Kohler

The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Nicaragua: A Distributional Checklist With Keys (Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg) By Gunther Kohler The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Nicaragua: A Distributional Checklist With Keys (Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg) By Gunther Kohler Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish - National Wildlife Federation - Learn about

More information

Veterinary Ethics. Ethical and Conceptual Problems in Veterinary Medicine SYLLABUS

Veterinary Ethics. Ethical and Conceptual Problems in Veterinary Medicine SYLLABUS Veterinary Ethics Ethical and Conceptual Problems in Veterinary Medicine VM 780A2, Fall 2011 SYLLABUS Drs. Rollin and Knight General Information To be successful, this course requires your interaction.

More information

Reptiles and amphibian behaviour

Reptiles and amphibian behaviour Reptiles and amphibian behaviour Understanding how a healthy reptile and amphibian should look and act takes a lot of observation and practice. Reptiles and amphibians have behaviour that relates to them

More information

Operational Directives

Operational Directives WRHA Infection Prevention & Control Program Operational Directives Pet Therapy and Pet Visitation In Acute Care Facilities Approval Signature: Supersedes: New Page 1 of 9 Date of Approval: September 12,

More information

IACUC POLICIES, PROCEDURES, and GUIDELINES. HUMANE USE PAIN CLASSIFICATIONS (Pain Categories)

IACUC POLICIES, PROCEDURES, and GUIDELINES. HUMANE USE PAIN CLASSIFICATIONS (Pain Categories) Page 1 of 6 IACUC POLICIES, PROCEDURES, and GUIDELINES HUMANE USE PAIN CLASSIFICATIONS (Pain Categories) Purpose: This document provides guidelines for the classification of animal use into the Humane

More information

Ilona Rodan, DVMDABVP. Questions and Answers from March 5 18, 2012 AAHA Web Conference

Ilona Rodan, DVMDABVP. Questions and Answers from March 5 18, 2012 AAHA Web Conference Ilona Rodan, DVMDABVP Do you have any specific recommendations for sedation or anesthesia? Limited options are available at my places of employment. There are many preferences, and whatever works in your

More information

UNIT 5 THE EASTERN MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE. Follow-Up Activities And Resources

UNIT 5 THE EASTERN MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE. Follow-Up Activities And Resources UNIT 5 THE EASTERN MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE Follow-Up Activities And Resources 83 84 Teacher Resource GROUP WORK AND RESEARCH MOTIVATORS What can we do to preserve the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake and

More information

AVIAN HUSBANDRY (POULTRY HATCHING AND CHICKS)

AVIAN HUSBANDRY (POULTRY HATCHING AND CHICKS) 1. PURPOSE ACEC SOP061 This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) describes routine husbandry for housing and maintenance of laboratory poultry hatchlings and chicks up to six (6) weeks of age. 2. RESPONSIBILITY

More information

reptile parent YOUR GUIDE TO COMPLETE CARE

reptile parent YOUR GUIDE TO COMPLETE CARE reptile parent YOUR GUIDE TO COMPLETE CARE We ll help you navigate the exciting journey into living with a pet reptile every step of the way. Get started with these helpful tips, shopping checklists, exclusive

More information

Who Really Owns the Beach? The Competition Between Sea Turtles and the Coast Renee C. Cohen

Who Really Owns the Beach? The Competition Between Sea Turtles and the Coast Renee C. Cohen Who Really Owns the Beach? The Competition Between Sea Turtles and the Coast Renee C. Cohen Some Common Questions Microsoft Word Document This is an outline of the speaker s notes in Word What are some

More information

The Swine Medicine Education Center What Can It Mean to Your Practice

The Swine Medicine Education Center What Can It Mean to Your Practice The Swine Medicine Education Center What Can It Mean to Your Practice Dr. Josh Ellingson SMEC Staff Veterinarian 2011 Swine Disease Conference Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) Joint Collaboration

More information

Position Statements. AAALAC Position Statements & FAQs. Laboratory Animals - Definition 2013 CLASS 1. The Attending Veterinarian & Veterinary Care

Position Statements. AAALAC Position Statements & FAQs. Laboratory Animals - Definition 2013 CLASS 1. The Attending Veterinarian & Veterinary Care AAALAC Position Statements & Jim Sheets, DVM, MPH, DACLAM Council Member AAALAC, International Position Statements Laboratory Animals Attending Veterinarian & Veterinary Care Cage and Pen Space Social

More information

In the Provincial Court of British Columbia

In the Provincial Court of British Columbia File No: 148923-1 Registry: Victoria In the Provincial Court of British Columbia REGINA v. SYDNEY JAMES HASKELL REASONS FOR JUDGMENT OF THE HONOURABLE JUDGE WISHART COPY Crown Counsel: Defence Counsel:

More information

MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal DeCotiis partners.com IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal DeCotiis partners.com IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal DeCotiis cdecotiis@association partners.com 908 359 9351 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTO CAPTIONS: Feline Veterinary Professionals Converged for 2014 Annual AAFP Conference Attendance Up

More information

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES. Veterinary Pathology (includes Anatomical and Clinical Pathology)

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES. Veterinary Pathology (includes Anatomical and Clinical Pathology) 2017 AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENTISTS MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES Veterinary Pathology (includes Anatomical and Clinical Pathology) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF CANDIDATE The candidate

More information

PETIKAN KEPUTUSAN JAWATANKUASA TETAP KEWANGAN BIL. 2 (2014) PADA 6 JUN 2014 KADAR CAJ PERKHIDMATAN DI UVH

PETIKAN KEPUTUSAN JAWATANKUASA TETAP KEWANGAN BIL. 2 (2014) PADA 6 JUN 2014 KADAR CAJ PERKHIDMATAN DI UVH Lampiran H [Minit 7/2(2014)] KADAR CAJ PERKHIDMATAN DI UVH 1. CONSULTATION NO. CATEGORY NAME 1 1st time (per animal) (30mins - 1 hour) 50.00 Extended consultation

More information

BEHAVIOURAL OR MEDICAL? ANXIETY DISORDERS IN OLDER ANIMALS. Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc, DACVB, CMAVA, DECVBM-CA

BEHAVIOURAL OR MEDICAL? ANXIETY DISORDERS IN OLDER ANIMALS. Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc, DACVB, CMAVA, DECVBM-CA BEHAVIOURAL OR MEDICAL? ANXIETY DISORDERS IN OLDER ANIMALS Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FACVSc, DACVB, CMAVA, DECVBM-CA Registered Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine www.sabs.com.au

More information

A General Overview of New York State Law Governing Recordkeeping By Veterinarians for Animal Care and Frequently Asked Questions for the Veterinarian

A General Overview of New York State Law Governing Recordkeeping By Veterinarians for Animal Care and Frequently Asked Questions for the Veterinarian A General Overview of New York State Law Governing Recordkeeping By Veterinarians for Animal Care and Frequently Asked Questions for the Veterinarian A. MAINTAINING ANIMAL PATIENT CARE RECORDS What information

More information

Biology Slide 1 of 50

Biology Slide 1 of 50 Biology 1 of 50 2 of 50 What Is a Reptile? What are the characteristics of reptiles? 3 of 50 What Is a Reptile? What Is a Reptile? A reptile is a vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin, lungs, and terrestrial

More information

CANINE LIFE STAGE GUIDELINES. The AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines in Practice

CANINE LIFE STAGE GUIDELINES. The AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines in Practice The AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines in Practice April 2 15, 2012 By Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DAVCN AAHA gratefully acknowledges Elanco Companion Animal Health, Hill s Pet Nutrition, Merial, and

More information

Course Curriculum for Master Degree in Poultry Diseases/Veterinary Medicine

Course Curriculum for Master Degree in Poultry Diseases/Veterinary Medicine Course Curriculum for Master Degree in Poultry Diseases/Veterinary Medicine The Master Degree in Poultry Diseases /Veterinary Medicine, is awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Jordan University

More information

University Diploma Veterinary Pharmacy Course Information

University Diploma Veterinary Pharmacy Course Information University Diploma Veterinary Pharmacy Course Information The Veterinary Pharmacy courses at Harper Adams University are run in conjunction with the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme (VPEP) which

More information

Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Ripal Joshi, Pharm.D. AAHIVP Tampa General Hospital January 28, 2016 Objectives Provide an overview on antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) Describe the

More information

Small Animal Science and Technology

Small Animal Science and Technology Measuring What Matters in Job Ready Assessment Blueprint Test Code: 2003 / Version: 01 Copyright 2011 General Assessment Information Blueprint Contents General Assessment Information Written Assessment

More information

Vertebrates. Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone and an endoskeleton.

Vertebrates. Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone and an endoskeleton. Vertebrates Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone and an endoskeleton. The backbone replaces the notochord and contains bones called vertebrae. An endoskeleton is an internal skeleton that protects

More information

Providing Diagnostics to the International Veterinary Community

Providing Diagnostics to the International Veterinary Community Providing Diagnostics to the International Veterinary Community MISSION The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) looks to engage entities in Latin America who share a common interest

More information

Tour de Turtles: It s a Race for Survival! Developed by Gayle N Evans, Science Master Teacher, UFTeach, University of Florida

Tour de Turtles: It s a Race for Survival! Developed by Gayle N Evans, Science Master Teacher, UFTeach, University of Florida Tour de Turtles: It s a Race for Survival! Developed by Gayle N Evans, Science Master Teacher, UFTeach, University of Florida Length of Lesson: Two or more 50-minute class periods. Intended audience &

More information

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Board Certified Equine Surgeon AREAS OF EXPERTISE. Current equine surgical techniques: Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Board Certified Equine Surgeon AREAS OF EXPERTISE. Current equine surgical techniques: Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Board Certified Equine Surgeon AREAS OF EXPERTISE Current equine surgical techniques: Orthopedic and soft tissue surgery Equine lameness exam Equine neurological exam Equine pre-purchase

More information

The 2007 Florida Statutes. Title XXXII Chapter 474 View Entire REGULATIONS OF PROFESSIONS VETERINARY MEDICAL Chapter

The 2007 Florida Statutes. Title XXXII Chapter 474 View Entire REGULATIONS OF PROFESSIONS VETERINARY MEDICAL Chapter The 2007 Florida Statutes Title XXXII Chapter 474 View Entire REGULATIONS OF PROFESSIONS VETERINARY MEDICAL Chapter AND OCCUPATIONS PRACTICE 474.202 Definitions. As used in this chapter: (1) Animal means

More information

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION FOR LIVE ANIMAL USE IN TEACHING AT COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MARK WITH AN X IN THE BOX FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND TYPE YOUR CURRENT PROTOCOL NUMBER IF NEEDED: New application Amendment

More information

Stark County Rabies Prevention Information Manual

Stark County Rabies Prevention Information Manual Stark County Rabies Prevention Information Manual May 2012 Published by: Alliance City Health Department Canton City Health Department Massillon City Health Department Stark County Health Department Stark

More information

LESSON 1: BUILDING THE VETERINARY PRACTICE TEAM

LESSON 1: BUILDING THE VETERINARY PRACTICE TEAM LESSON 1: BUILDING THE TEAM INTRODUCTION In this lesson, you ll learn about the members needed to make up the veterinary team. You ll get an overview of the receptionist team and their various responsibilities.

More information

UNDERSTANDING HEARTWORMS 4-Pets

UNDERSTANDING HEARTWORMS 4-Pets Oklahoma 4-H 4H SMAN 503 UNDERSTANDING HEARTWORMS 4-Pets WHAT IS A HEARTWORM Heartworms are internal parasites that can infect your dog or cat. Parasites live on the inside (internal) or on the outside

More information

REPTILES. Scientific Classification of Reptiles To creep. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia

REPTILES. Scientific Classification of Reptiles To creep. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Scientific Classification of Reptiles To creep Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia REPTILES tetrapods - 4 legs adapted for land, hip/girdle Amniotes - animals whose

More information

visiting with different handlers, 5. Hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities

visiting with different handlers, 5. Hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities Therapy Dog Manual 3. RUNNING A PROGRAM A. Establishing a Therapy Dog Unit Initial requests to form a Therapy Dog Unit should be forwarded to the Provincial/ Territorial or Area Therapy Dog Coordinator

More information

Introducing NARGA. Jan Bartlett

Introducing NARGA. Jan Bartlett NATIONAL ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP OF AUSTRALIA SPEAKER: PRESIDENT JAN BARTLETT Email: president@narga.org.au Phone: 0411 704 714 INTRODUCTION NARGA was formed in 2012 by a few like-minded dedicated volunteers,

More information

Overview LANCTB1. Observe, assess and respond to the behaviour of dogs. Observe, assess and respond to the behaviour of dogs

Overview LANCTB1. Observe, assess and respond to the behaviour of dogs. Observe, assess and respond to the behaviour of dogs Overview This standard covers observing, assessing and responding to the behaviour of dogs. The standard involves understanding the normal behaviour of the type of dog that you are working with and observing

More information

Medically Unnecessary Veterinary Surgery ( Cosmetic Surgery )

Medically Unnecessary Veterinary Surgery ( Cosmetic Surgery ) GUIDELINES Medically Unnecessary Veterinary Surgery ( Cosmetic Surgery ) Publication Date: November 2015 Legislative References: Veterinarians Act R.S.O. 1990 O. Reg. 1093, Sections 17 and 18 (1) (see

More information

WENDY WILLIAMS, MT(AMT) MSAH DIRECTOR LABORATORY AND PATHOLOGY SERVICES. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System apprhs.org

WENDY WILLIAMS, MT(AMT) MSAH DIRECTOR LABORATORY AND PATHOLOGY SERVICES. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System apprhs.org Incorporating Automation and Rapid Diagnostic Technologies into the Micro Lab's Lean Workflow to Boost Productivity, Shorten Length of Stay, and Improve Antibiotic Utilization WENDY WILLIAMS, MT(AMT) MSAH

More information

Identifying Medicine Use Problems Using Indicator-Based Studies in Health Facilities

Identifying Medicine Use Problems Using Indicator-Based Studies in Health Facilities Identifying Medicine Use Problems Using Indicator-Based Studies in Health Facilities Review of the Cesarean-section Antibiotic Prophylaxis Program in Jordan and Workshop on Rational Medicine Use and Infection

More information