A Vet Tool
By Luke Campbell
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A Vet Tool is the perfect app for veterinarians, vet technicians, anyone working in the veterinary field, veterinary students, or anyone that is just interested in more information about the drugs and tests used at a vet clinic.
By downloading A Vet Tool you are getting five fully featured applications. The five applications are accessible through an easy to use tab based interface.
- The first application is a complete small animal (cat and dog) drug formulary with over 650 drugs. The drugs can be accessed quickly with an alphabetical index or by using the search function. Each drugs lists the indications and appropriate drug dosages in a format perfectly suited for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. When compared to the price of a printed formulary this function alone makes A Vet Tool a great value!
- The second application contains common blood value lab results for birds, cats, cattle, dogs, ferrets, guinea pigs, horses, and turtles.
- The third application is a collection of x-ray comparisons such as a good knee versus an OA knee.
- The fourth application contains nine calculators:
• Math calculator with memory function, the memory is saved even when the app is exited.
• Conversion calculator that performs common conversions that a veterinary professional must do on a daily basis. It includes weight units (Kg, gram, mg, μg, ounce, lb), liquid units (Liter, dL, mL, ounce, tsp, tbsp, cc) and temperature units (Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin).
• Age calculator which takes a birth date as the input and outputs the age in years, months, weeks, and days.
• Gestation calculator which can calculate the estimated birth date of several different species.
• Fluid rate calculator which can calculate the ml/hour for fluids.
• Dosage calculator to calculate how much mg of a drug should be given based on the patient's weight.
• Body surface area calculator for dogs and cats.
• Energy Requirements calculator for dogs and cats.
• Transfusion calculator to determine the volume of donor blood needed
- The fifth application is a great notepad. The notepad allows you to categorize your notes with an icon that can be easily identified on the main note listing. The note titles can be searched to provide quick access. Notes can be added, deleted, and edited at any time.
A Vet Tool was created with the assistance of several veterinary professionals and will provide anyone in the veterinary field or interested in the veterinary field a great value for their iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
What's New in Version 1.4
- Now requires at least iOS 3.0
- Universal update, native support for iPad
- Retina display updates
- Supports multitasking if available
- New drug information
- Energy Requirement Calculator
- Transfusion Calculator
- Temperature Conversions
Ok, but weak in several areas
Although this is a handy app, there are some major weaknesses. The general hematology values are ok, but you should still use whatever reference values your lab or equipment provide. Many of the calculators are handy, but also fairly simple. My main complaints are with the formulary. First, it is lacking many drugs that are regularly used in veterinary medicine, and also doesn't always provide dosages for parenteral routes, only PO. Second, you can not search by trade name. Say you want to look up dosages for Metacam, but don't remember the drug name...too bad. When you search for Meloxicam the trade name Metacam shows up under it, but you can't search for it. Also, acepromazine is only found under acetylpromazine, which most people in the US don't use. I've had this app for over a year and was really hoping for some updates, especially to the formulary, but have been sadly disappointed. If the formulary was improved and updated regularly, I'd probably give the app four stars, but as it stands, 2 is probably generous.
very useful application
This is a useful program which I I have been using to access drug doses and perform calculations. It gets the formulary onto my phone where it is quite useful. If I am not at the hospital and need a dose, it is right there on my phone. There is a notes section which is nice. I would like to see a place where a person could insert their own medicines with doses and use the calculator functions. Thank you. I do recommend this application as it helps me in my practice. Bravo to the person who did all the work to make this program a reality. Frank Kocher
App is okay, there needs to be a distinction between dog and cat dosages that is more clear. Otherwise mistakes could be made. Also a dog and cat emergency drug calculator where you put in cat or dog and then weight and you get doses for CPR in one list similar to ICU sheets. The radiographs are kinda a joke and mostly useless if you have any formal training. I do like the conversion and CRI calculators. The formulary is useful but I feel that I have to check doses in plumb because of the lack of species distinction. Also the drugs could have more info such as use with caution in liver failure etc or side effects include....these things would help make the formulary more useable and safe
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Sep 30, 2010
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 4.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Luke Campbell
- © Luke Campbell
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.