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Ch 3: Veterinary Hospital Layout & Purpose

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons to see the principles that guide the layout of a veterinary hospital. Learn what is required in the treatment rooms, pharmacy, laboratories and surgical suites.

Veterinary Hospital Layout & Purpose - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at several types of veterinary practices and the physical requirements and work environments of each. Our instructors will explain what happens in all areas of a large veterinary practice, with lessons covering topics such as the reception area, exam rooms, hospital wards and treatment rooms.

You'll learn what is found in these areas, what goes on there and how you should dress and behave in these places. After watching all these video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Name types of veterinary practices, such as universities, clinics and shelters
  • Explain what takes place in various areas of the practices, such as in the exam rooms, surgical suites and intensive care units
  • Describe appropriate behavior for veterinary assistants in each of these settings
  • Discuss facilities for large animal care

These lessons are designed by experts in the field and offer solid information while being engaging and entertaining. You can assess your knowledge with the quizzes at the end of each lesson. Every lesson also includes a written transcript, with key terms and passages highlighted. Some even link to other text lessons that offer additional information.

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Veterinary Hospital Layout & Purpose
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Veterinary Practices

1. Types of Veterinary Practices

This lesson will go over the major kinds of veterinary practices and what kinds of animals they may treat, including small animals, large animals and exotics. A short quiz follows the video.

The Reception Area in a Veterinary Office

2. The Reception Area in a Veterinary Office

This lesson will outline the basic design of a reception area in a veterinary office and what goes on here, from the mundane to the more critical aspects, and lots of stuff in-between.

The Exam Room in a Veterinary Office

3. The Exam Room in a Veterinary Office

This lesson will tell you what the exam room is, what's typically found in one, and what usually goes on in there, like history taking and the physical exam.

The Pharmacy in a Veterinary Clinic

4. The Pharmacy in a Veterinary Clinic

This lesson will go over the essential points related to the veterinary pharmacy, including what a pharmacy is and how pharmacies differ between large veterinary hospitals and smaller clinics.

The Laboratory in a Veterinary Clinic

5. The Laboratory in a Veterinary Clinic

This lesson will go over some of the common laboratory equipment that may be found in a general veterinary practice as well as examples of uses for each.

The Treatment Room in a Veterinary Clinic

6. The Treatment Room in a Veterinary Clinic

This lesson will describe an area in the veterinary hospital that's called the treatment room, how it differs from the operating room, and what procedures are performed there.

Anesthesia Preparation in a Veterinary Hospital

7. Anesthesia Preparation in a Veterinary Hospital

This lesson will cover the basic but important details of the anesthetic prep room. You'll learn what anesthesia means, who an anesthesiologist is, and what some of the procedures are that occur in this area of the veterinary hospital.

The Surgical Suite in a Veterinary Hospital

8. The Surgical Suite in a Veterinary Hospital

This lesson will go over the basics of the surgery suite in veterinary medicine. What it is, what personnel may be found there, and what equipment is commonly seen.

The ICU in a Veterinary Hospital

9. The ICU in a Veterinary Hospital

This lesson will describe the intensive care unit that may be found in some veterinary hospitals, what is found in one, and what kind of activity can be expected.

Veterinary Hospital Wards

10. Veterinary Hospital Wards

This lesson will define what a veterinary hospital ward is, what kinds of hospital wards there are, what happens in them, and a special kind of hospital ward called the isolation ward.

Veterinary Boarding Facilities

11. Veterinary Boarding Facilities

This lesson will differentiate between a veterinary boarding facility, hospital ward, and luxury pet resort. You'll also learn what to expect in a typical veterinary boarding facility.

Radiology & Imaging Rooms in a Veterinary Clinic

12. Radiology & Imaging Rooms in a Veterinary Clinic

This lesson will outline the most typical types of imaging techniques used in veterinary medicine and how you need to be careful around the most common one.

Large Animal Facilities in Veterinary Hospitals

13. Large Animal Facilities in Veterinary Hospitals

This lesson will go over the major rooms and services you'll encounter in a large animal hospital, such as the exam rooms and neonatal intensive care unit.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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