Reptile Venipuncture Teaching Module

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Objectives

Hematology and biochemistry results serve as an important part of the minimum database for all veterinary patients. Each video listed below (or text with still images) offers step-by-step guidance on popular venipuncture techniques in lizards, snakes, and chelonians. The objective of these resources is to improve the veterinary professional’s odds of obtaining a clinically useful sample.

Syllabus

Blood Collection in Lizards


VIDEO or text with still images

Blood Collection in Snakes


VIDEO or text with still images



lateral approach Lennox

Photo credit: Katie Lennox-Phillibeck and Dr. Angela Lennox



gentle neg pressure Lennox

Photo credit: Katie Lennox-Phillibeck and Dr. Angela Lennox

Blood Collection in Turtles & Tortoises


VIDEO or text with still images


General Principles of Reptile Venipuncture


VIDEO or slideshow text




Photo credit: Dr. Charly Pignon
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The method of patient handling and sampling techniques all critical for proper interpretation of laboratory results. Visit this resource for advice on sample handling, anticoagulant use, recommended sample volume, and more in ALL reptile patients.

Approval pending

Stay Tuned:  This teaching module will be submitted for approval by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for continuing education credit.