A Trivia Quiz On Veterinary Terminology!

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A Trivia Quiz On Veterinary Terminology!

Are you curious to know what your veterinarian is talking about when she provides you with instructions to help you care for your special fur baby? It could be anything from how to get your cat or dog to take medications for a health issue or explaining a condition to the owner. Veterinary terminology can be rather daunting, but you should see how much you know and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term for away from the midline is
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 2. 
    The term that refers to the back is
    • A. 

      Ventral

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Cranial

    • D. 

      Caudal

  • 3. 
    The term that means toward the head is
    • A. 

      Ventral

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Cranial

    • D. 

      Caudal

  • 4. 
    X-rays are used to take a special photograph called a
    • A. 

      Photograph

    • B. 

      Radiograph

    • C. 

      X-ray

    • D. 

      Bone Scan

  • 5. 
    The suffix -cyte means
    • A. 

      Cell

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Breathing

    • D. 

      Disease

  • 6. 
    The abbreviation 'stat" means
    • A. 

      Difficulty

    • B. 

      Immediately

    • C. 

      New

    • D. 

      Many

  • 7. 
    The prefix 'Hydr/o" means
    • A. 

      Ear

    • B. 

      Lake

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Eating/swallowing

  • 8. 
    The abbreviation 'DOB' means
    • A. 

      Date of Belonging

    • B. 

      Death of Bunny

    • C. 

      Date of Birth

    • D. 

      Dead on Birth

  • 9. 
    The abbreviation 'DSH' means
    • A. 

      Domestic Short Hair

    • B. 

      Dog Short Hair

    • C. 

      Do Save Horse

    • D. 

      Domestic Soft Hair

  • 10. 
    The suffix '-lysis' stands for what?
    • A. 

      Pertaining to

    • B. 

      Destruction of

    • C. 

      Deficiency of

    • D. 

      Many

  • 11. 
    The suffix '-penia' stands for what?
    • A. 

      Pertaining to

    • B. 

      Destruction of

    • C. 

      Deficiency of

    • D. 

      Many

  • 12. 
    The abbreviation 'ml' also could be state as
    • A. 

      Cl

    • B. 

      Cc

    • C. 

      Cd

    • D. 

      Mc

  • 13. 
    The term 'ad lib' means
    • A. 

      Many

    • B. 

      Pertaining to

    • C. 

      As many as you want

    • D. 

      In the water

  • 14. 
    The prefix 'post' means
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      During

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      Next day

  • 15. 
    This device is a steam-pressure sterilizer that uses heat to destroy microorganisms on instruments.
    • A. 

      A retort

    • B. 

      A radiator

    • C. 

      An asepsis

    • D. 

      An autoclave

  • 16. 
    The root work or combining form of the medical term that refers to the lung is
    • A. 

      Derm or dermat

    • B. 

      Cardi

    • C. 

      Pulmo or Pulmon

    • D. 

      Thorac

  • 17. 
    A cat should behave what done to protect it against diseases such as rabies and feline leukemia.
    • A. 

      Spayed

    • B. 

      Neutered

    • C. 

      Vaccinated

    • D. 

      Washed

  • 18. 
    Soaking items in a chemical disinfectant until they are used is called
    • A. 

      Ultrasound

    • B. 

      Cold Sterilization

    • C. 

      Filtration

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 19. 
    Removing particles from the air using a physical barrier is called
    • A. 

      Ultrasound

    • B. 

      Cold Sterilization

    • C. 

      Filtration

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 20. 
    Passing high frequency sound waves through a solution to create a vibration that scrubs an object to remove debris is called
    • A. 

      Ultrasound

    • B. 

      Cold Sterilization

    • C. 

      Filtration

    • D. 

      Cleaning

  • 21. 
    These are biohazard materials such as needles, scalpel blades, and syringes that must be disposed in red, sealed containers labeled with the biohazard symbol
    • A. 

      Radioactive material

    • B. 

      Dosimeters

    • C. 

      MSDS

    • D. 

      Sharps

  • 22. 
    This lists information about a chemical including manufacturer information, hazard ingredients, physical and chemical characteristics, fire and explosion hazard data, health hazard data, precautions for safe handling and use and control measures.
    • A. 

      Pesticide Label

    • B. 

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • C. 

      Inventory Sheet

    • D. 

      Order Sheet