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Guides to services and collections for students, staff and faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine

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This is a draft page of resources that students can use to prepare for hands-on clinical skills certification.

Audience:  veterinary students

July 7, 2017 updated

All students: start with the EMS (Extramural-Mural Studies)  Driving License and the Animal Management and Husbandry Online Placement Tool,  both are recommended by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, available to veterinary students worldwide, and designed specifically to teach veterinary students clinical skills.  They have a British/UK focus.  More about the tools and Extramural Studies here.


 Large Animal

  1. Haltering and Basic Restraint (BOVINE)

t      Tying a rope halter

       Applying a rope halter (U.Sydney)

      Applying a cow halter (U. Nottingham)

       Cattle restraint methods

  1. Leading (EQUINE)

        Leading horse through stocks (crush)

  1. Picking up feet (EQUINE)

                Picking up the front leg

         Picking up the hind leg

  1. Venipuncture (Technique and Sites)
  2. Anatomic Landmarks
  3. Calculation of Drug Doses:  Veterinary Team Brief on Medical Math Manifesto Oct. 2015
  4. Large Animal TPR normal
  5. Set Up I.V. Fluids

          1.  IV Catheter placement VetGirl


           3.  VIN has a slide set by Dr. Barbara Stein "IV Catheters & Fluid Therapy" 


  1. Set Up I.V. Fluid Pump
  2. Feed Recognition and Stall Preparation

Want to learn more about large animal handling?  See



Small Animal Anesthesia

  1. Set up Anesthetic Machine

                    VETgirl Veterinary CE: A review of veterinary anesthesia machines

  1. Normal vital parameters
  2. Injection administration and sites
  3. Quads- (PCV/TS, Blood Glucose, Lactate)
  4. Palpation of vessels, pulses
  5. Proper Intubation techniques
  6. Proper restraint
  7. Calculation of anesthetic drug doses
  8. Perform SPO2 and Capnography
  9. Proper cleaning and disinfection

Small Animal Surgery

  1. Hand Hygiene- Clinical and Surgical
  2. Instrument Identification
  3. Properly loading a scalpel blade: TAMU Core Surgical Skills
  4. Basic suture patterns & hand ties
  5. Effective use of an e-collar
  6. How to clip for surgical procedures
  7. Aseptic technique and prep
  8. Proper clinical attire- lab coats, etc.
  9. Client communication related to terminology
  10. Application of a soft padded bandage


 Small Animal ICU and Emergency

  1. Normal parameter values and alert values
  2. Venipuncture and Vein Selection
  3. I.V. catheterization and tape technique
  4. Proper blood tube selection and blood transfer to tubes
  5. Drug calculations and CRI formulation
  6. Drug reconstitution and administration
  7. I.V. Fluid Set-up and Pump Set-up

     Plum IV Infusion pump videos found for review by Dr. Geiser:


  1. Oscillometric and Doppler Blood Pressure
  2. ECG placement and rhythm recognition
  3. Bladder management and expression



  1. Proper restraint
  2. I.V. Injection sites relevant to radiology
  3. Anatomical landmarks
  4. Drug calculations
  5. Positioning for abdominal and thoracic radiographs
  6. Proper KVP and MAS
  7. Collumnation and radiation safety
  8. Infection Control and PPE
  9. Thorough history entry on radiology requests
  10. Application of ropes


Small Animal Oncology


     1 .   Proficient physical exam

     2.    Anatomic location of lymph nodes

     3.    Mapping and Measuring masses using calipers

     4.    Fine Needle Aspiration of lymph nodes 

     5.    Venipuncture (jugular & catheter placement)

     6.    Anatomic location of the bladder via ultrasound

     7.    Interpretation of lab work  (Complete Blood Count/Chemistry with Electrolytes/Urinalysis)

     8.    Basic client communication skills

     9.    Proper restraint

     10.  Chemotherapy Calculations



 Sources of skills training in vetmed:


List of veterinary education resources:
NOVICE (Network of Veterinarians in Continuing Education)

Animal Care Technologies Online staff training
ViEW (Veterinary Education Worldwide)

StepStone (Texas A&M)
Maddison J, Volk, HA, Church, DB. Clinical Reasoning in Small Animal Practice. Wiley Blackwell. (


Elsevier Cote's Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Videos  "40 videos let you review medical procedures and stay up to date with the newest techniques routinely performed in referral practices and university hospitals — although there may be more than one way of performing a procedure, you can be sure that each way shown in these videos is tried and true, and has been in the hands of board-certified veterinary specialists for years. "

Skills lists, Clinical Comptencies, Instructonal Support/Clinical Skills/ Clinical Skills Labs teams from other universities

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