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The Best Apps for Veterinarians and Vet Techs

March 24, 2015 Veterinary Technology, General 0 Comments

The Best Apps for Veterinarians and Vet TechsApps are everywhere right now, and there are even apps specifically designed for veterinarians. Here's a short list of some of the best apps for veterinarians and vet techs in training or on the job.

Apps for Everyday Use

  • Vet Calculator by VetApps: This is one of the best apps for veterinarians and vet techs. It's easy to use, and it's available in a free or paid version. Listed among its abilities are calculations for fluid rates (including drip rates), energy requirements, anesthetic flow rates, drug dosages, body surface area, blood volume for transfusions, blood volume for phlebotomy, constant rate infusions and Glasgow pain scores for dogs. It's also capable of performing conversions of temperatures, weights and volumes from metric to standard.
  • Veterinary Clipboard by CommunityOne: This useful, free app has many capabilities, including a built-in drug index. Among its features are the ability to calculate fluid volumes, drug dosages and fluid calculations. Its layout and format differ considerably from Vet Calculator. In terms of usefulness, the app is great at drug calculations, but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles.
  • The Merck Veterinary Manual by Unbound Medicine, Inc.: Although this is a costly app at $49.99, the Merck Veterinary Manual has been a staple of veterinary clinics worldwide for decades. The online app for veterinarian use offers exciting formats for researching and learning specific medical information. It boasts more than 1,000 available images for comparison and instruction, audio and video examples, and extensive cross-referencing and indexing. This app is handy for any advanced caregiver in the field of veterinary medicine.

Apps for Study and Review

  • VTNE Exam Prep by Upward Mobility: This $5.99 exam prep book can be taken with you wherever you go. The app is perfect both for new technicians who've just graduated and for more experienced technicians looking to refresh their knowledge.
  • VTNE Practice Test by Pocket Prep, Inc.: Similar to VTNE Exam Prep, this app has all the capabilities of a good exam prep program. It covers the standard content of the VTNE and gives you the option of working in study mode or in test-simulation mode. The layout is bright and easy to use.

There are many more ingenious apps available online. Do you know of a good one that we might have missed? Make sure to leave a note in the comments section!

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