The perfect veterinary exam: A dvm360 diagram

March 13, 2017

When the stars align, you have that perfect exam. Other times ... not so much. Um, hey, is your arm bleeding?


Hey! Is that you still filling out patient records at 9 p.m.? STOP. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.

Ernie Ward, DVM, says it best: "When I'm done with the exam, I'm done with the exam." His best exam room hack? Leveraging his veterinary assistant or veterinary technician to fill out medical records during an exam while he "reinforces the message" of the physical exam with the pet owner. Get more tips here