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Vet Abbreviations

Abbreviations, History, & Exam

QuestionAnswer
C or cast castrated
C sect C section or caesarian section
d day
d/c discharge
DLH domestic long hair (cat)
DSH domestic short hair (cat)
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 recommend
S or SF spayed or 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 or trouble with urination
Dz disease
HBC hit by car
Hematuria blood in the urine
Hx history
Lethargic tired or inactive
PD polydipsia (increased thirst)
PU polyuria (increased urination)
U urine
V vomiting
V/D vomiting and diarrhea
Acute short term
Anals or AG anal glands
BAR bright, alert, responsive
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
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
TPR temperature, pulse, 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 chemistry panel
C/S or C&S culture and sensitivity
Cysto cystocentesis
Fecal fecal or stool sample
HW heart worm
PCV packed cell volume
T4 thyroid test
UA urinalysis
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