2011: DC1 An emailed scenario
DC1 Scenario: Case #3 (K9-1)
You are associate veterinarians practicing in a busy small animal hospital located in Tacoma, WA. The hospital’s facilities have been updated and include digital radiology and an ultrasound imaging device. You have basic "in-house" capabilities including a light microscope, commercially available benchtop diagnostic kits (e.g. routine small animal SNAP tests), fecal floatation, Diff-Quik stain, electrocardiography, and a small animal endoscope. However, most routine laboratory work and pretty much all the cytology is sent via courier to a nearby commercial laboratory, which gives you same day results (or overnight if submitted after 3 PM). The veterinarians in your practice are capable of performing basic abdominal ultrasound scans and needle aspirates, but echocardiographs and anything but the most basic ultrasound case are generally referred to a mobile ultrasound service. Your practice uses the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory for all your pathology/biopsy, microbiology, and most serology. You use a variety of other resources for other tests, depending on what tests you are seeking.
IN COMING APPOINTMENT:
“Eddie,” 8 year-old, castrated male, miniature schnauzer
Eddie’s owners called this morning and made arrangements to bring him in right away. Apparently, Edie has consumed almost a full bottle of Rimadyl. “Eddie’s” regular veterinarian is out of town and your clinic has agreed to accept her emergency cases during this period.
OLD FORMAT - pre-2011: For insertion into student clinic folders Ex. #1 Ex. #2 Ex. #3 (setting & capabilities - to be inserted into student folders)