1. Private-Practice Experience:
Dayton Valley Veterinary Hospital
Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital
Comstock Large Animal Hospital
Carson-Tahoe Animal Emergency
Aurora Veterinary Hospital
Basic Aspects of a Practice-
• What are some medical problems seen in a traditional practice?
Urinary tract infections, internal parasites, cancer, arthritis, lacerations, eye trouble, allergies, broken bones, infection, organ failure,
• What are some vaccines that comprise a preventative medicine program?
Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parinfluenza, Parvovirus
Leptospirosis, Coronavirus, Bordetella, Rattlesnake
Rabies, Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, panleukopenia
Rabies, tetanus, West Nile Virus, Encephalomyletis, influenza, rhinopneumonitis
Parinfluenza, blackleg, tetanus, herpesvirus, rotavirus
• What are some common de-wormers that comprise a preventative medicine program?
Strongid (pyrantel), cestex (epsiprantel), ivermectin, panacure (fenbendazole),
• Not in great detail, but what antibiotics might a veterinarian use during a typical day? What are the responsibilities associated with their use?
Baytril, Amoxicilin, cephalexin,
• What are some surgical problems seen in a traditional practice?
• Why is it important to maintain sterility during surgery and what steps are taken to assure cleanliness?
The surgery suit is closed and cleaned/disinfected often. All instruments are autoclaved prior to surgery and everything is packaged. The surgeon scrubs, gowns, gloves, masks, wears show covers. The techs also wear hats, masks, and show coves and touch nothing on or associated with the surgery plane. The patient is shaved and scrubbed outside the surgical suit, then brought into the surgery area.