General Veterinary Science Knowledge Test Quiz

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Do you have basic veterinary knowledge? You can take this basic veterinary information quiz to test your understanding of animals and veterinary treatment. We have this quiz for you to test your knowledge and help you learn new things about veterinary treatment. Go for it and showcase your knowledge by getting a perfect score on this quiz. All the best! Your final scores will be revealed after completing the project. Do not forget to share the quiz with other veterinary practicing aspirants.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A client tells you they are worried about vaccinating their dog. Which one do we NOT say?

    • A.

      Tell them they should find a vet that is open to alternatives to vaccines.

    • B.

      Tell them that anti-vax claims are, as a whole, poorly substantiated fear-mongering based on flawed research. Tell them to write to us if they'd like references.

    • C.

      Tell them to ask their vet if their pet is over-vaccinated. Their vet can explain the rotating schedule of the cocktail vaccinations.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell them they should find a vet that is open to alternatives to vaccines.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tell them they should find a vet that is open to alternatives to vaccines." This statement suggests that there are alternative options to vaccines, which is not supported by scientific evidence. It is important to provide accurate information to clients and encourage them to consult with their veterinarian for proper guidance on vaccinations.

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  • 2. 

    A client asks you for advice on a veterinary issue.

    • A.

      You tell them you've read a lot about it and summarize your findings to them.

    • B.

      Prompt them to ask their vets about it. If you are confident that you know the latest scientific consensus and/or therapeutic gold standard on the issue raised, summarize this.

    • C.

      Advise them to look into solutions in Alternative and Complementary Medicine (e.g., homeopathy)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Prompt them to ask their vets about it. If you are confident that you know the latest scientific consensus and/or therapeutic gold standard on the issue raised, summarize this.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to prompt the client to ask their vets about the veterinary issue. This is the most appropriate course of action because veterinarians are trained professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to provide accurate advice and treatment options. If the person giving advice is confident in their understanding of the latest scientific consensus and therapeutic gold standard, they can also summarize this information to the client. However, it is important to rely on the professional opinion of a veterinarian rather than alternative and complementary medicine solutions.

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  • 3. 

    A client's Chihuahua's eyes are protruding so much that the dog often has red, runny eyes. When you point this out (diplomatically), the client replies that it's normal for Chihuahuas. Imagine the same scenario with a pug who wheezes rather than breathes and a Jack Russell whose patella luxates regularly. What do you say?

    • A.

      Confirm to the client that they are correct and bemoan the dog's condition.

    • B.

      Ask the client to enquire to their vets about relief/treatment options.

    • C.

      Start treating the dog by yourself.

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Ask the client to enquire to their vets about relief/treatment options.
    Explanation
    It is important to address the client's concerns about their dog's health and offer appropriate advice. In this case, it would be best to recommend the client to consult their veterinarian to inquire about relief and treatment options for their Chihuahua's protruding eyes. By suggesting this, the client can receive professional guidance and potentially find ways to alleviate their dog's red, runny eyes. It is not appropriate to confirm the client's assumption as it may neglect the dog's well-being, and it is not advisable to start treating the dog without proper veterinary knowledge and expertise.

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  • 4. 

    How do you assess, from a dog's body condition, whether he has a healthy weight?

    • A.

      You see the ribs, and the dog appears emaciated.

    • B.

      You can easily feel the ribs and see the waist.

    • C.

      You cannot easily feel the ribs, but you can still see the waist.

    • D.

      You cannot easily feel the ribs, nor can you see the waist.

    Correct Answer
    B. You can easily feel the ribs and see the waist.
    Explanation
    The answer "You can easily feel the ribs and see the waist" suggests that a dog with a healthy weight should have ribs that can be easily felt and a visible waist. This indicates that the dog has an appropriate amount of body fat and muscle tone, which are important factors in determining a healthy weight for a dog.

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  • 5. 

    A client asks you how much their pup is allowed to walk per day. You say (pick ALL the correct answers)

    • A.

      Follow the rule of thumb of 5 minutes per walk per month of age. 

    • B.

      It depends on a lot of factors, not just age. Basically, keep the walks short and frequent and increase exercise gradually until 22 months of age. 

    • C.

      Dogs also need mental stimulation, and veterinarians are over-cautious with orthopedics. Be sure the dog is not getting frustrated from lack of exercise; that is the priority. 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. It depends on a lot of factors, not just age. Basically, keep the walks short and frequent and increase exercise gradually until 22 months of age. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It depends on a lot of factors, not just age. Basically, keep the walks short and frequent and increase exercise gradually until 22 months of age." This answer acknowledges that the amount of exercise a pup needs is not solely determined by age, but also by other factors. It also advises to keep the walks short and frequent, and gradually increase exercise until the pup reaches 22 months of age. This approach takes into consideration the pup's physical development and helps prevent overexertion or injury.

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  • 6. 

    What are signs that your puppy might be over-exerted and that he needs to rest? Pick all the correct answers. 

    • A.

      Passivity

    • B.

      Droopy eyes

    • C.

      Zig-zagging

    • D.

      Panting

    • E.

      White of the eyes turning red

    • F.

      Piloerection

    • G.

      Change in body posture

    • H.

      Half-mast ears

    • I.

      The crazy 5 minutes, aka the puppy zoomies

    • J.

      Making errors

    • K.

      Shaking

    • L.

      Reduced coordination

    • M.

      Jumping up

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Passivity
    B. Droopy eyes
    D. Panting
    E. White of the eyes turning red
    G. Change in body posture
    H. Half-mast ears
    J. Making errors
    K. Shaking
    L. Reduced coordination
    Explanation
    When a puppy is over-exerted and needs to rest, there are several signs to look out for. Passivity, droopy eyes, panting, white of the eyes turning red, change in body posture, half-mast ears, making errors, shaking, and reduced coordination are all indicators that the puppy is tired and in need of a break. These signs may manifest in different ways, such as the puppy becoming less active, having a tired or sleepy appearance, panting heavily, showing physical changes like redness in the eyes, and displaying a lack of coordination or balance. It is important to recognize these signs and allow the puppy to rest to prevent exhaustion or injury.

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  • 7. 

    What is an appropriate exercise for pups (orthopedically safe)? Pick all the correct answers.

    • A.

      Jumping

    • B.

      Multiple short walks

    • C.

      Stairs

    • D.

      Galloping over very short distances

    • E.

      Abrupt movements

    • F.

      Sudden exertion, in short, intense bouts. 

    • G.

      Long walks

    • H.

      Trotting

    • I.

      Running for long bouts.

    • J.

      Playing tug-of-war in the living room slippery floor.

    • K.

      Stepping over logs

    • L.

      Jumping over obstacles

    • M.

      Walking on different surfaces (e.g., grass, leaves, asphalt, sand, etc.)

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Multiple short walks
    D. Galloping over very short distances
    H. Trotting
    K. Stepping over logs
    M. Walking on different surfaces (e.g., grass, leaves, asphalt, sand, etc.)
  • 8. 

    What type of suture is best for internal injuries?

    • A.

      Surgical Gut

    • B.

      Nylon

    • C.

      Cotton/Linen

    • D.

      Metallic Wire

    Correct Answer
    A. Surgical Gut
    Explanation
    Surgical Gut is the best type of suture for internal injuries because it is absorbable, meaning it will break down over time and be absorbed by the body. This eliminates the need for suture removal, reducing the risk of infection and the need for additional procedures. Surgical Gut is also flexible and easy to handle, making it suitable for delicate tissues.

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  • 9. 

    What is a dog's normal body temperature?

    • A.

      99.2

    • B.

      99.8

    • C.

      102.5

    • D.

      101.5

    Correct Answer
    A. 99.2
    Explanation
    A dog's normal body temperature is 99.2 degrees. This temperature is considered normal for dogs and is within the range of a healthy body temperature for them. It is important to monitor a dog's body temperature as any significant deviation from this range could indicate an underlying health issue.

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  • 10. 

    Which drug is used to treat fevers?

    • A.

      Antibiotics

    • B.

      Antipyretics

    • C.

      Anti-inflammatory drugs

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Antipyretics
    Explanation
    Antipyretics are drugs used to treat fevers. They work by reducing the body's temperature, which helps to alleviate symptoms associated with fever, such as discomfort and sweating. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, while anti-inflammatory drugs are used to reduce inflammation and pain. Although both antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed for certain conditions that can cause fever, they are not specifically used to treat fevers themselves. Therefore, the correct answer is antipyretics.

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