Medical Terminology
Fun Facts/All About Vet School
Exotics
Large Animal
Small Animal
100

This is the root word with the meaning "inflammation"

What is "-itis"

(i.e. Dermatitis: -Dermat (root) and -itis (suffix) inflammation; condition of inflamed skin)

100

This GPA is the average of admitted vet school students.

What is "3.5-3.7"

100

How a Chinchilla cleans itself.

What is "Dusting"

100

This is the name for a young female cow that has not borne a calf

What is "Heifer"

100

This is the most common disease that occurs in small animals.

What is "Obesity"

(up to 63% of pet cats and 59.3% of pet dogs! yikes)

200

"Caudal" is the word for pointing in this direction.

What is "away from the head; lower"

200

This is what you shouldn't feed your cat despite popular depiction in cartoons.

What is "Raw fish or Dairy products"

200

This is the most popular exotic pet in the U.S.(According to World Animal Protection 2020)

What are "Cockatiels"

(nearly 1.5 million wow)

200

This is the state where Large Animal veterinarians reportedly make the most money annually.

What is "California"

200

These are the 7 'Groups of Dogs' according to the AKC.

What is "Sporting, Non-Sporting, Terrier, Toy, Herding, Working, Hound"

300

This common vet abbreviation means "Twice a Day".

What is "BID"

300

This test used to be often required for application to vet school (traditionally).

What is "the GRE"

300

This is the smallest falcon in North America.

What is the "American Kestrel"

300

This is the difference between llamas and alpacas

What is "Llamas are bigger and angrier" OR "Llamas are independent, not herd animals" OR "Wool used for clothes come from alpacas, not llamas"

300

These two common dog breeds are considered very prone to hip dysplasia. 

What is "German Shepard and Golden Retriever"

400

"Ovari/o/hyst/erectomy"

The definition of these three word parts.

the ovaries (ovario-) and uterus (-hyster-) are surgically removed (-ectomy).

400

This is the name of the national board exam you must take in order to practice as a licensed veterinarian AFTER completion of DVM Degree.

What is "North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)"

400

Rats shouldn't be kept alone because of this.

What is "depression"

400

This is the term for grinding down horse teeth.

What is "Floating"

400

This is an essential amino acid for cats.

What is "Taurine"

(Taurine is exclusively found in animal-based proteins. It is critical for normal vision, digestion and heart muscle function, for the maintenance of a healthy immune system)

500

"Percutaneous" - per/cutan/eous

The definition of these three word parts.

What is "Per = through (prefix), cutan = skin (root) and -eous = pertaining to (suffix)"

meaning something through the skin

500

This is the number of Vet schools within the US.

32!

500

This is the most expensive fish.

What is "Arowanas a.k.a. "Dragon Fish""

(This is where people spend a lot of money on cosmetic surgery)


500

This is the percentage of veterinarians in the U.S. that practice on large animals

What is "5%"

500

This many dog breeds are recognized by the AKC. 

What is "190"

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