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Ch1 abbreviations

Vet assisting chapter 1 abbreviations

C Castrated
C-sect caesarian section
d day
d/c discharge
DLH Domestic long hair
DSH Domestic short hair
d/o Drop off
EX Exotic
F Female
K-9 dog or canine
M Male
Mo Month
NM Neutered male
o Owner
p/u Pick up
Rec Recommended
SF or S Spayed Female
S/R Suture removal
Sx Surgery
Wk Week
y or yr year
ANOREXIA Not eating or decreased appetite
BM Bowel Movement
D Diarrhea
Dysuria Difficulty with urination
Dz Disease
HBC Hit by car
Hematuria Blood in the urine
Hx History
Lethargic tired or inactive
PD Polydipsia or increased thirst
PU Polyuria or increased urination
U Urine
V Vomiting
V/D Vomiting and diarrhea
BAR Bright, alert, responsive
ANALS or AG Anal glands
Acute Short term
Chronic Long term
CRT Capillary refill time
Dx Diagnosis
FeLV Feline leukemia virus
FIP Feline infectious peritonitis
FIV Feline immunodeficiency virus
HR Heart rate
L Left
LN Lymph node
mm Mucous membranes
N or (-) negative
NR Nothing reported
NSF No signs found
PE Physical Exam
Px Prognosis
QAR Quiet, alert, responsive
R Right
RR Respiratory rate
Rx Prescription
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assessment Plan
TRP Temperature, pulse and respiration
Tx Treatment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WNL within normal limits
Wt weight
+ positive
Bx biopsy
CBC Complete blood count
Chem Blood chemical panel
C/S or C & S culture and sensitivity
Cysto cystocentesis
Fecal Fecal or stool sample
HW Heartworm
PCV Packed cell volume
T4 Thyroid test
UA Urinalysis
BID twice a day
Cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
d Day
EOD Every other day
h hour
kg kilogram
mg milligram
ml milliliter
NPO Nothing by mouth
oz ounces
PO by mouth
prn refill as needed
q every
qd every day
QID four times a day
Rx prescription
SID once a day
tab tablet
TID three times a day
w week
/ per
# or lb pound
# number of tablets to dispense
Adm administer
IC intracardiac (into the heart)
ID Intradermal (within the layers of the skin)
IM Intramuscular (into the muscle)
IN Intranasal (into the nasal cavity)
IO Intraoseous (into the bone)
IP Intraperitoneal (into the peritoneum or lining of the abdomen)
IT Intratracheal (into the trachea or windpipe)
IV Intravenous (into the vein)
PO by mouth or orally
SQ Subcutaneous (under the skin)
Sub-Q Subcutaneous (under the skin)
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
AAHA American Animal Hospital
AVMA American Veterinary Association
NAVTA National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America
OFA Orthopedic Foundation of America
Created by: danabgrant1