What is a Veterinary Medical Record?


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If an attending veterinarian decides to send a patient to specialist for further workup and treatment, we call this a:

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1. When correcting a mistake in a medical record you should:

2. How should you write information down in a medical record?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A veterinarian's medical records must contain certain information and must be written in a specific manner. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of information required to be in these records. The questions will quiz you on how to write the record and how to correct a mistake.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The manner in which information should be written on the record
  • Ownership of the medical record
  • Release of the record to a third party

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information correctly regarding the manner in which a record is to be written and correcting mistakes in the record
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a veterinarian sends a patient to a specialist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who can request a copy of the record

Additional Learning

Learn more about medical records in a veterinary office by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is a Veterinary Medical Record? The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define medical record
  • Identify required information in the record
  • Learn the required amount of time records must be kept