Past, Birth, and Referral History
The intention of this section is to provide veterinary technicians with guidelines for writing the patient care plan portion of the veterinary medical record. As there is no standardized format for writing a veterinary care plan, the following principles are only one example of how a care plan may be formulated.
Contributors:Natalie van Hoose, April Phillips, Jamelyn Schoenbeck Walsh, Margaret Lump, Elizabeth Angeli
Last Edited: 2016-06-14 21:17:01
Note: Many aspects of the current complaint history and status and past, birth, and referral history may be interrelated and overlap.
- To obtain information about the past, birth, and referral history of patient from the client.
What to Include
- Treatments and responses
- Surgical (including neutering, tail docking, ear cropping etc.)
- Diagnostic tests
- Weight history
- Geographic history (travel) and origin
- Previous diet
Birth history: Where, when, complications, littermates (number and health status, if known), etc.
Referral history: Including referral practice