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  1. 1. Unit 2
  2. 2.  Veterinarian ◦ Doctorate degree (8 years) ◦ Diagnosis, surgery, prescribing medicine ◦ Pass a state exam and be licensed by the state ◦ Veterinarian holds ultimate responsibility for all staff members
  3. 3.  Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Technologist ◦ 2-year or 4-year degree (AS or BS) ◦ State exam and license ◦ Treatment, radiology, anesthesia, dentistry, etc. ◦ Client education ◦ Lab procedures ◦ Indirect supervision by veterinarian
  4. 4.  Veterinary Assistant ◦ Assist vets and vet techs ◦ No license or state exam
  5. 5.  Veterinary Hospital Manager ◦ Practice manager ◦ Veterinary practice management ◦ Inventory and ordering ◦ Payroll ◦ Accounting
  6. 6.  Kennel Attendant ◦ Manages kennels and animal wards ◦ Cleans cages, feedings, watering, monitoring, and exercising patients ◦ Note abnormal signs and changes in animal behavior
  7. 7.  Receptionist ◦ Management career ◦ Scheduling, greeting, invoicing, phone ◦ Communication skills ◦ Knowledge of animals
  8. 8.  State Board of Veterinary Medicine ◦ governs laws and licenses vets and techs CVT- Certified Veterinary Technician LVT – Licensed Veterinary Technician RVT – Registered Veterinary Technician
  9. 9.  Anesthesia induction, monitoring & recovery Surgical assisting Dental exam and cleaning Radiology IV catheter placement Injections Medical Treatments Venipuncture Parasite identification Complete Blood Count Bandaging
  10. 10.  American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
  11. 11.  Scrub outfit ◦ Fit well at top and bottom, clean and neat Item to carry: ◦ Note pad Gauze ◦ Pen Tape ◦ Scissors Leash Shoes ◦ Non slip and covering entire foot Grooming and appearance ◦ No dangling jewelry; no visible piercings or tattoos; neat, short fingernails; and moderate make-up and perfume
  12. 12.  The waiting room/reception area
  13. 13.  The exam room • The treatment room
  14. 14.  The pharmacy • The laboratory
  15. 15.  Radiology Surgical suite Intensive care unit Isolation ward Kennel ward
  16. 16.  Office management ◦ Ordering supplies ◦ Paying invoices ◦ Completing tax and insurance information Staff management ◦ Coverage for all shifts ◦ Employment records
  17. 17.  Ethics – Rules governing proper conduct Morals – A person’s beliefs regarding right from wrong AVMA sets ethical standards in the veterinary field Put patient’s needs first; alleviate pain and suffering
  18. 18.  Unethical behavior ◦ Not following Practice Acts ◦ Misrepresentation ◦ Slander ◦ Breaches of confidentiality and privacy ◦ Substance abuse ◦ Animal abuse or neglect
  19. 19.  Veterinarian is legally responsible for care and diagnosis when a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is active VCPR is maintained for a year Clients may end the relationship at any time Vet can only end VCPR after patient treatment
  20. 20.  Professional ethics ◦ State Veterinary Practice Act ◦ Board of Veterinary Examiners ◦ AVMA
  21. 21.  Medical records are: ◦ Owned by facility ◦ Confidential Copies of the medical record may be given to the client Written consent must be obtained to disclose information to other parties
  22. 22.  Common Law – based upon court and juried decisions Statutory Law – based upon government decisions Both apply to veterinary medicine Animals are considered private property
  23. 23.  Liability – legal responsibility Malpractice – working below established standards of practice Negligence – failure to do what should be done
  24. 24.  OSHA regulates standards for safety in workplace ADA regulates standards for persons with special needs Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulates standards for minors in the workplace
  25. 25.  Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulates treatment of animals; particularly those in research facilities FDA regulates food additives and medication use in animals used for human consumption DEA regulates use of controlled substances in veterinary facilitie Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

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