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Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations

Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations

Core Veterinary Skills: Mathematical Calculations

Pat Telschow, BS, LVT
Pat Telschow, BS, LVT
on behalf of VetMedTeam

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Last updated: 23 May 2017

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This course provides veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and students with an engaging and effective step-by-step learning tool. Practices are strongly recommended to enroll all medical team members to verify and strengthen their skill set.

Participants are not required to work in practice to complete this course. Those who are volunteering at practices or shelters are permitted to take this course.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Recognize and define common mathematical unit and veterinary dosage abbreviations
2. Perform fraction, percentage, decimal, metric and household unit conversions
3. Apply the concept of ratio and proportion in determining equal values
4. Compute dosages for medications in all forms
5. Demonstrate the mathematical preparation of solutions and dilutions
6. Calculate fluid dosages and estimate fluid deficits and maintenance
7. Formulate fluid drip rates for IV fluids
8. Anticipate tidal volume, minute volume, and anesthetic flow rates
9. Discuss basic radiology mathematical concepts and manipulate radiology calculations
10. Determine and understand a patient's energy requirements
Pat Telschow, BS, LVT

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Pat Telschow, BS, LVT
on behalf of VetMedTeam

Pat started her career in veterinary medicine as a receptionist for a small animal practice. Through the encouragement of a veterinarian, she pursued her associate's degree in veterinary science technology at Suffolk County Community College and graduated with high honors. In addition, she has a B.S. in Education from Adelphi University. Pat has worked for 20 years at the Miller Place Animal Hospital on Long Island, NY as a licensed veterinary technician and now is the practice liaison where she truly enjoys the team environment.

Pat has been a VetMedTeamer since its inception. She has enjoyed working in various positions with the staff and members of VetMedTeam. Her employment started with welcoming new members to working her way up to CE Director. Pat decided to slow down her work schedule in 2009, but continues as a course instructor and the VetMedTeam Veterinary Assistant Program Facilitator. Pat is also on the Editorial Board for the NAVTA Journal.

Pat has been married to her husband, Glenn, for 45 years. They have 2 adult children, Kristian and Meredith. Kristian has blessed us with 2 perfect grandsons. Meredith shares her mother's passion for veterinary medicine and is also an LVT. Pat and Glenn's empty nest is filled with 3 kitties - Winkie, Tarzan and Nimic, a red slider turtle - Popeye, a little clown (Pekingese/Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix) - Luci and an adorable Yorkie - Ricki. Every one of her pets is a rescue from many different events in her life.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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