AVTA Certification Exam Sample Questions

1. A canine trauma patient presents to the small animal clinic with signs suggesting neurological involvement. 
It will require the placement of a chest tube and the patient is extremely agitated or demented. 
Which agent do you want to avoid administering to the patient?

A. Etomidate

B. Ketamine

C. Hydromorphone

D. Pentothal

 

2. What is a sensation of pain from a non-noxious stimulus? 

A. Allodynia

B. Nociceptive Pain

C. Physiologic Pain

D. Hyperalgesia

 

3. What colors represent the commonly used anesthetic agents?

A. purple for halothane, red for sevoflurane, orange for isoflurane.

B. red for halothane, yellow for sevoflurane, purple for isoflurane

C. red for halothane, orange for sevoflurane, purple for isoflurane

D. purple for halothane, yellow for sevoflurane, orange for isoflurane

 

4. Lidocaine is indicated for the treatment of which of the following arrhythmias?

A. Supraventricular tachycardia

B. Atrial fibrillation

C. Ventricular tachycardia

D. Ventricular escape beats

 

5. What do the following blood gas results indicate and what corrective action should be taken? 


pH = 7.28 PaO2 = 380mmHg       PaCO2= 60mmHg       HCO3- = 24mEq/dl


A. Respiratory acidosis. Increase ventilatory rate and/or tidal volume and monitor blood gas results.

B. Metabolic acidosis. Administer sodium bicarbonate and monitor blood gas results.

C. This is a normal blood gas.

D. Respiratory alkalosis. Decrease ventilatory rate and/or tidal volume and monitor blood gas results.