CVTEA Accreditation Policies and Procedures - Appendix H

Last Update to this Section: July 2016

Instructional Resources and Equipment List

This list is designed to monitor resources used in educating veterinary technicians. Items must be owned or available for primary teaching.

*Species preceded by an asterisk are required.
All others are recommended.
COMPANION ANIMALS
*Cats​
​*Dogs
*Horses/ponies
FOOD ANIMALS​
*Cattle​
Goats​
​Poultry
Sheep​
​Pigs
​LABORATORY & EXOTIC ANIMALS
Ferrets
​Gerbils
Guinea pigs
Hamsters​
*Mice
​Non-human primates
*Rabbits
*Rats​
*Birds (e.g. pigeons, chickens, parrots, cockatoos, etc.)
​Fish
Reptiles and amphibians

 

*Items preceded by an asterisk are required.
All others are recommended.
INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT
​*Camera
​*Computer
AUDIOVISUAL
*Presentation system including software
*Video recording and viewing equipment
SPECIMENS, MODELS​
​*Large animal skeletal limb
​*Small animal skeleton
CLINICAL EQUIPMENT
Anesthesia machine – large animal
*Anesthesia machine – small animal
   *Isoflurane​
   Sevoflurane
   *Non-rebreathing system
   *Waste anesthetic gas exhaust system
*Animal gurney or stretcher​
*Autoclave

 

*Items preceded by an asterisk are required.
All others are recommended.
*Bandaging/casting material
​*Bathing equipment
*Blood pressure monitoring equipment
*Cages complying with federal regulations
*Capnometer
*Cardiac monitor
*Controlled drug cabinet
Defibrillator
*Dehorners
*Dental instruments – large animal—dental floats
*Dental instruments – small animal—ultrasonic scaler and polisher including appropriate hand instruments
*Electric clippers
*Electrocardiograph (with printing capabilities as optional)
Electrosurgical equipment
*Emasculator
*Emergency crash kit with accessible emergency drugs and dosages, supplies and equipment (including, but not limited to, endotracheal tubes and Ambu bag with adaptor for endotracheal tube and resuscitation mask)
*Endotracheal tubes
*Esophageal stethoscope​
*Examination tables
Endoscope
*Fluid Pump
Gas sterilizer
*Hoof trimmers and picks
*Microchip Scanner
*Nail trimmers
Obstetrical instruments – large animal
*Ophthalmoscope
*Oral dosing equipment
   *Laboratory Animal
   *Large animal
   *Small animal
Oral speculum – large animal
*Oral speculum-small animal (Mouth gag)
*Orthopedic equipment (familiarity with common orthopedic instruments - e.g. orthopedic wire, K-wire, pins, bone screws, pin cutter, wire cutting scissors, rongeur, bone holding forceps, hand chuck, osteotome, bone curette, mallet, Gigli wire saw and handles, elevator, and bone plates)
*Otoscope
*Pulse Oximeter
*Scales, animal
*Stethoscope
*Surgical instruments, basic
*Surgical lights
Surgical suction
*Surgical tables
*Syringes, multiple dose
*Temperature monitoring device (e.g. thermometer)
*Tonometer
*Tourniquet
*Tubes – feeding and gavage
Ultrasound machine
*Vaginal speculum
Ventilator
*Warming device (e.g. circulating warm water blanket, forced warm air blanket)
RESTRAINT EQUIPMENT
Laboratory Animal
   *rodent
Large animal
   *Cattle chute (a restraint device whereby the animal head is fixed and the back and sides are closed to allow safe examination and treatment of patient)
   *Twitch
   Nose tongs
   *Ropes
   *Halter
   Hog snare
Small animal
   *Elizabethan collar
   *Restraint pole
   *Muzzle
LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
Blood mixer/rocker
*Centrifuge
*Clinical chemistry analyzer
*Manual (Differential) blood cell counter
*Electronic blood cell counter
*Hand tally cell counter
Hemocytometer
*Incubator
​McMaster method slide
*Microhematocrit centrifuge
*Microscopes
*Refractometer
Scales, laboratory
RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT
*Aprons & gloves, protective
Automatic film processor
*Calipers
*Cassette holders
Digital film processor
Film
*Film identification markers
Hand dark room and developing equipment
High speed/rare earth screens
Lead eyeglasses (if required by state law*)
*Protective thyroid collar
*Radiation safety badges
*Storage racks for gloves and aprons
*Radiographic machine – fixed
*Radiographic machine – portable
Radiographic viewer
*Radiographic machine – dental
Radiographic machine - digital