CVTEA accreditation policies and procedures

Last update to this section: July 2021

Appendix G – Equipment and Instructional Resources 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/donkeys/mules

FOOD & FIBER ANIMALS

*Cattle

*Small Ruminants (Goats or Sheep)

Pigs

Camelids

LABORATORY & EXOTIC ANIMALS

Ferrets

Gerbils

Guinea pigs

Hamsters

Non-human primates

*Rabbits

*Rats or Mice

*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

Microscope with camera or teaching microscope

AUDIOVISUAL

*Electronic Presentation system (e.g. projector, software, learning management system)

*Video recording and viewing equipment

SPECIMENS, MODELS

*Large animal skeleton/limbs or veterinary anatomical software system

*Dog or Cat skeleton or veterinary anatomical software system

CLINICAL EQUIPMENT

Anesthesia machine – large animal

*Anesthesia machine – dog or cat

     *Isoflurane

     Sevoflurane

     *Non-rebreathing system

     *Waste anesthetic gas exhaust system

*Animal gurney or stretcher

*Autoclave

*Bandaging/casting material

*Bathing equipment

*Blood pressure monitoring equipment

*Cages complying with federal regulations

*Capnometer

*Controlled drug cabinet

Defibrillator

*Dehorners

*Dental instruments – large animal—dental floats

*Dental instruments – dog or cat—ultrasonic scaler and polisher including appropriate hand instruments

*Electric clippers

*Electrocardiograph (with printing capabilities as optional)

Electrosurgical equipment

*Emasculator

*Emergency supplies and equipment with accessible emergency drugs and dosages, (including, but not limited to, assorted endotracheal tubes, resuscitation bag, assorted intravenous catheter sizes, epinephrine, atropine, lidocaine, face mask(s), stethoscope)

*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

     *Dog or cat

Oral speculum – large animal

*Oral speculum-dog or cat (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

*Resuscitation bag

*Scales, animal

*Stethoscope

*Surgical instruments, basic

*Surgical lights

Surgical suction

*Surgical tables

*Syringe – Large animal multi-dose injection syringe

Syringe pump

*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

Dog or cat

     *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

Computed radiography processor

Film

*Directional/Positional 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