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General Vet Abbrv.

General veetrinary abbreviations

AAHA american animal hospital association
AI artificial insemination
aq aqueous, with water
amp ampule
amt amount
BPM breath or beats for minute
BAR bright, alert and responsive
QAR quiet, alert and responsive
ASAP as soon as possible
SPCA society for the prevention of cruelty to animals
AVMA american veterinary medical association
CDMV Canadian veterinary medical association
DVM doctor of veterinary medicine
EVTA eastern veterinary technician association
CBC complete blood count
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRT capillary refill time
DDx differential diagnosis
DOB date of birth
DOA dead on arrival
DSH domestic short hair
DMH domestic medium hair
DLH domestic long hair
Euth euthanasia
F female
FS female spayed
FIP feline infection peritonitis
Fx fracture
gt drop
gtt drops
hr, h hour
HR heart rate
Hx history
HBC hit by car
IC intracardiac
ICU intensive care unit
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
incr increase
inj injection
IP intraperitoneal
kg kilogram
L left, litre
Lab laboratory
lat lateral
lb pound
LD lethal dose
LE left eye
LPF low power field
HPF high power field
M male
MN, m/n male neutered
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ug microgram
ul micro litre
min minute, minimum
misc. miscellanous
ml millileter
MM mucous membranes
mo month
NAF no abnormal findings
NAVTA north american veterinary technician association
RVTTC registered veterinary technicians and technologists of canada
nc no charge
NED no evidence of disease
Neg(-) negative
NOD no ova detected
NOS no ova seen
NOSF no other significant findings
NPE normal physical exam
NPO nothing per os/mouth
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarhhea
o owner
OD right eye, every day
OVH ovariohysterectomy
oint ointment
OL left eye
OR operatin room
Os, ora mouth
os, ossa bone
OU both eyes together, or each eye
oz ounce
PAP preanesthetic panel
PCV packed cell volume
pH hydrogen concentration of a solution
pos (+) positive
prog prognosis
pt patient
PT physical therapy
PTS put to sleep
E + D euthanasia and disposal
E + C euthanasia and cremation
E + PC euthanasia and private cremation
Px physical exam
PE physical exam
ql as much as desired
QNS quantity not sufficient
R right
rad radiograph
rbc red blood cell
RE right eye
re/ recheck
Rx prescription
RVT registered veterinary technician
w/o without
c with
SC, SQ subcutaneous
SOAP subjective objective assessment plan
sol solution
Sx surgery
sp species
SR suture removal
STAT immediately
T temperature, tablet
TLC tender, loving care
Temp temperature
TX treatment
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
U/A urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
vacc, vx vaccine
VTS veterinary technician specialist
VT veterinary technician
VA veterinary assistant
wbc white blood cell
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
xr xray
yr year
Created by: epcarter



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