Veterinary Support Assistant - Qp15

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Veterinary Support Assistant - Qp15

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are acceptable reasons for euthanasia? (Select 3)
    • A. 

      A human relationship has broken down and an agreement cannot be reached as to ownership

    • B. 

      The animal is suffering from a non-relievable terminal illness

    • C. 

      It is cheaper to replace the pet than treat the problem

    • D. 

      An animal is very aggressive and uncontrollable

    • E. 

      The animal is no longer appealing to the owner

    • F. 

      The animal has a behavioural problem that cannot be treated

  • 2. 
    When terminally ill, it is common for animals to die in their sleep.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Most rodents do not have very accessible veins.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following may be signs of a dying animal? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      Eyes wide open

    • B. 

      Barking or meowing

    • C. 

      Increased appetite

    • D. 

      Dilated pupils

  • 5. 
    A few hours after death, the body becomes stiff and rigid. What is this known as?
    • A. 

      Pallor mortis

    • B. 

      Algor mortis

    • C. 

      Rigor mortis

    • D. 

      Livor mortis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the cheapest option?
    • A. 

      Routine cremation

    • B. 

      Individual cremation

    • C. 

      Home burial

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are signs that an animal is grieving? (Select 3)
    • A. 

      Whining

    • B. 

      Wagging tail

    • C. 

      Searching for the other lost animal

    • D. 

      Reduced appetite

    • E. 

      Growling

    • F. 

      Desire to play

  • 8. 
    When dealing with euthanasia, why is it advisable not to use the phrase 'put to sleep'?
    • A. 

      It is patronising to the owner

    • B. 

      It is too ambiguous a term

    • C. 

      It needlessly makes light of the situation

  • 9. 
    Why is euthanasia of birds difficult?
    • A. 

      They are small and fragile

    • B. 

      They struggle a lot

    • C. 

      They are difficult to catch

  • 10. 
    Reptiles have a slow metabolism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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