Test Your Knowledge About Veterinary Terms! Trivia Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Aggie92
A
Aggie92
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 712
Questions: 24 | Attempts: 713

SettingsSettingsSettings
Test Your Knowledge About Veterinary Terms! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

A veterinary doctor is charged with taking care of any sick animal and diagnosing their illnesses too. Do you think you have what it takes to be the best veterinary doctor in your area? The quiz below is perfect for testing out just how much you know about some common veterinary terms. Do give it a try and keep a lookout for others like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Secretary tissues composed of apocrine and sebaceous  glands located in the anal sac; secretion of the anal glands is stored in the anal sacs and may play a role in territorial marking, as a defense mechanism, or as a pheromone for sexual behavior  

    Explanation
    The anal glands are located in the anal sac and are composed of apocrine and sebaceous glands. These glands secrete a substance that is stored in the anal sacs. The secretion of the anal glands may serve several purposes such as territorial marking, defense mechanism, or as a pheromone for sexual behavior.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Pair of pouches that store an oily,  foul-smelling fluid secreted by the anal glands located in the skin between the internal and external anal sphincters each sac has a duct that opens to the skin at the anal orifice, social interaction

  • 3. 

    Large, shearing cheek tooth; the upper fourth premolar and lower first molar in dogs and the upper third  premolar and lower first molar in cats carnassial teeth may develop abscesses secondary to trauma or disease   

    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that the carnassial teeth, which are the large, shearing cheek teeth located in the upper fourth premolar and lower first molar in dogs, and the upper third premolar and lower first molar in cats, can develop abscesses due to trauma or disease. These teeth are specifically adapted for cutting and shearing meat, and their structure makes them prone to infections and abscesses if they are damaged or affected by dental diseases.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Physical makeup of an animal

  • 5. 

    Ingestion of feces 

    Explanation
    Coprophagy refers to the act of consuming feces, which can occur in various animal species. This behavior may serve different purposes, such as obtaining nutrients that were not fully absorbed during the initial digestion process or establishing a healthy gut microbiome. While it may seem unappealing or unhygienic to humans, coprophagy can be a natural and beneficial behavior in certain animals.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Surgical procedure that cuts vocal folds to soften a dog’s bark; also called devocalization

    Explanation
    Debarking is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the vocal folds of a dog to soften or eliminate their bark. This procedure is also known as devocalization. By reducing the tension in the vocal folds, the dog's bark becomes quieter or may even be completely silenced. This procedure is often done to address excessive barking or to comply with noise regulations in certain areas. However, it is a controversial practice and is considered by many to be inhumane, as it permanently alters the dog's natural ability to communicate.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    A device placed around the neck and head of dog or cats to prevent them from traumatizing an area; commonly called an E-collar

    Explanation
    An Elizabethan collar is a device that is placed around the neck and head of dogs or cats to prevent them from traumatizing a specific area. It is commonly referred to as an E-collar. This collar is named after the ruffled collars that were worn during the Elizabethan era, as it resembles the shape of those collars. The Elizabethan collar is often used after surgeries or to prevent pets from licking or scratching wounds or stitches.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Syndrome characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver of cats that typically occurs after a period of anorexia.

    Explanation
    Hepatic lipidosis is a syndrome characterized by the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver of cats. This condition typically occurs after a period of anorexia, where the cat stops eating for an extended period. The lack of food intake causes the body to break down stored fat for energy, leading to the accumulation of fat in the liver. This can result in liver dysfunction and other associated symptoms. Therefore, the given answer, "Hepatic lipidosis," accurately describes the syndrome characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver of cats after a period of anorexia.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Species that ovulates only as a result of sexual activity (cats, rabbits, ferrets, llamas, camels, and mink)

    Explanation
    Induced ovulators are species that only ovulate when they engage in sexual activity. This means that these animals do not have a regular ovulation cycle like other species, but instead, their ovulation is triggered by the act of mating. Cats, rabbits, ferrets, llamas, camels, and mink are all examples of induced ovulators. This adaptation ensures that fertilization occurs when there is a higher chance of successful reproduction, as the female's body releases eggs in response to sexual stimulation.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Than normal number of digits

    Explanation
    Polydactyly is a condition characterized by having more than the normal number of digits on the hands or feet. This can manifest as extra fingers or toes. The term "poly" means many and "dactyl" refers to digits. Polydactyly can be a genetic trait or occur due to environmental factors during development. It is not a common condition and may vary in severity, ranging from a small extra finger or toe to a fully formed extra hand or foot.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Urination on objects to mark territory.

    Explanation
    Spraying refers to the behavior of urinating on objects to mark territory. This behavior is commonly seen in animals, especially cats, as a way to communicate their presence and establish boundaries. By spraying urine, animals leave a scent that signals their ownership of a particular area. This behavior is more common in unneutered male cats, but can also be observed in females. Spraying is a natural instinct for animals and serves as a form of communication and territorial defense.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Inflammation of fat, usually caused by feeding cats too much oily fish; also called yellow fat disease.

    Explanation
    Steatites is not the correct answer for the given question. The question states that inflammation of fat, usually caused by feeding cats too much oily fish, is known as yellow fat disease. Steatites is not related to this condition and does not provide an explanation for the given answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Mixed breed of any animal. 

    Explanation
    A mongrel refers to a mixed breed of any animal. It is a term commonly used to describe a dog that is of mixed or unknown ancestry. This term is often used to differentiate mixed breed dogs from purebred dogs. In this context, mongrel is the correct answer as it accurately describes a mixed breed of any animal, not just dogs.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Member of a recognized breed.

    Explanation
    "Purebred" refers to an animal that belongs to a recognized breed and has parents of the same breed. This term is commonly used to describe animals that have been selectively bred to maintain specific traits and characteristics within a breed. It indicates that the animal's lineage can be traced back to a specific breed and that it possesses the desired qualities associated with that breed.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Tame and easygoing.

    Explanation
    The word "docile" means easily managed or controlled. It implies that someone or something is submissive and obedient, following instructions without resistance. Therefore, "docile" is an appropriate synonym for "tame and easygoing," as both terms describe a calm and compliant nature.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Inducting death of an animal quickly and painlessly; “putting an animal to sleep”

    Explanation
    Euthanasia refers to the act of inducing death in an animal in a quick and painless manner, often referred to as "putting an animal to sleep". This practice is commonly used to alleviate suffering in animals that are terminally ill, injured, or in extreme pain. Euthanasia provides a humane and compassionate option to end an animal's life when there is no hope for recovery or improvement in their condition.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    Wild; not domesticated

    Explanation
    The word "feral" means wild or not domesticated. This term is commonly used to describe animals that were once domesticated but have returned to a wild state. It can also be used to describe plants or other organisms that have escaped cultivation and are now growing in the wild. In this context, "feral" is the most appropriate word to describe something that is wild and not domesticated.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Isolation of animal to determine of whether they have or carry a disease.

    Explanation
    Quarantine refers to the isolation of animals to determine whether they have or carry a disease. It is a precautionary measure taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. By isolating animals suspected of being infected, it helps to control the transmission of the disease to other animals or humans. Quarantine allows for observation and testing to be conducted to confirm the presence of a disease and to prevent its further spread.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Ability to draw back; feline claws can be drawn back

    Explanation
    Retractile means the ability to draw back or retract. Feline claws are an example of a retractile feature, as they can be extended or retracted as needed. This allows cats to keep their claws protected when not in use and prevents them from getting damaged or blunted. The term "retractile" accurately describes this characteristic of feline claws.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Male animal used for breeding purpose.

    Explanation
    A male animal that is used for breeding purposes is commonly referred to as a "stud." This term is often used in the context of horse breeding, where a male horse with desirable traits and bloodlines is selected to mate with female horses in order to produce offspring with similar qualities. The term "stud" can also be used to describe male animals used for breeding in other species, such as dogs or cattle.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    Emotional and mental qualities of an individual.

    Explanation
    Temperament refers to the emotional and mental qualities of an individual. It encompasses their natural inclinations, reactions, and behavioral patterns. It is an inherent aspect of a person's personality and influences how they perceive and interact with the world around them. Temperament can vary from person to person and can be categorized into different types such as introverted or extroverted, calm or anxious, and so on. Understanding one's temperament can provide insights into their preferences, strengths, and weaknesses, and can be helpful in personal and professional development.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Way an animal moves

    Explanation
    Gait refers to the way an animal moves, specifically the pattern of limb movement during locomotion. It includes the sequence and timing of steps, the placement of the limbs, and the coordination between them. Gait is an important characteristic that varies among different species and can provide valuable information about an animal's behavior, physiology, and adaptations for movement.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    Showing lack of confidence or shy

    Explanation
    The word "timid" accurately describes someone who shows a lack of confidence or is shy. It suggests that the person is hesitant, fearful, or reluctant to take risks or assert themselves. This word implies a certain level of timidity or timorousness in a person's demeanor or behavior, indicating a lack of self-assurance or boldness.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    Lacking shin to haircoat; also used to describe behavior more lethargic than normal

    Explanation
    "Dull" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the condition of lacking shin to haircoat and also behavior that is more lethargic than normal. When an animal's haircoat lacks shine, it appears dull and lacks luster. Additionally, when an animal's behavior is more lethargic than normal, it can be described as dull, lacking energy or enthusiasm. Therefore, "dull" is the appropriate term to describe both the physical and behavioral aspects mentioned in the question.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 16, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Oct 18, 2010
    Quiz Created by
    Aggie92
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.