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Veterinary Clinical Resources

About Vetlexicon

Vetlexicon (the Treat section of VetStream) is a clinical reference source that provides structured point of care information for the treatment of dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics and horses. It is a series of peer-reviewed, comprehensive digital encyclopedias with a wide choice of evidence-based information including 26,000 text and multimedia resources on diseases, drugs, diagnostic and surgical techniques.

  • Content is cross-linked to PubMed and VetMedResource from CABI, giving access to abstracts and the primary literature to enable you to apply an evidence-based approach to clinical care
  • over 1000 owner factsheets and interactive images, videos and illustrations help explain diagnosis and treatment options [as of 9/17/2020]
  • Use the detailed formulary to research dosage, potential side-effects, active ingredients, contra-indications

Its specialty sections for information on dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics, horses and cattle are Canis, Felis, Lapis, Exotis, Equis, and Bovis.  Exotis includes information on Guinea Pigs, Ferrets and the class of Reptiles which covers chelonians, lizards and snakes.

Using Vet Lexicon

Do a basic search from the search window on the upper right.  To get to the Advanced search, click a module (e.g. Canis), then click the Search Vetlexicon link in the center of the page.  Choose from the species and/or content type options, for example to see all Canis videos.


If you click the link to a Species Section eg (EQUIS), an overview of clinical specialty information will display.  The information varies by species


All modules include sections on:

Anesthesia, Behavior, Breeds, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Reproduction, Respiratory, Toxicology, and Urinary topics

All but the BOVIS module have sections on:

Dentistry, Gastrohepatology, Microbiology, Owner Information, Pathology, and break Surgery into Surgery-Orthopedic, Surgery-Soft Tissue,

All but the EQUIS module has a section on: Diagnostic Trees

Unique sections for the different modules:

CANIS -  Basic Science, Life Stages 

EXOTIS - Although it appears that Penn does not subscribe to Exotis, clicking the link will display 3 subsets:  Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, and Reptiles.  Click one of these to see content.

exotis subsets

FELIS - Life Stages 

BOVIS - Alimentary, Biosecurity and zoonoses, Diagnostic Trees, Farmer Information sheets, Food hygiene, Genetics, Health & Safety, Herd Health, Hepatobiliary, Husbandry & Welfare, Neonatology, Notifiable Diseases, One Health, Udder health



Graphic algorithms from NAVC's Clinicians Brief help clinicians efficiently select tests, eliminate differentials, and determine the next steps for treatment.


Heart sounds for a several species





Owner Information

Owner information is available for all but the BOVIS Module, which includes Farmer Information sheets

Tabs show images (some interactive) and tables.  

VetLexicon Owner information tabs

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