ADR Adverse drug reaction
AKI Acute kidney injury
ALP Alkaline Phosphatase
ALT Alanine amino transferase
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
BOAS Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
BP Blood pressure
BMBT Bucal mucosal bleeding time
BW Body weight
CHF Congestive heart failure
CIRCI Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency
cPLI Canine Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity
 Chronic renal failure
CRT Capillary refill time
CRI Constant rate infusion
CVP Central venous pressure
DCM Dilated cardiomyopathy
DIC Disseminated intravascular coagulation
DMSO Dimethyl sulfoxide
DV Dorsoventral
ECF Extra cellular fluid
ECG Electrocardiogram
ETT Endotracheal tube
FB Foreign body
FBC Full blood count
FeLV Feline leukaemia virus
FDP Fibrin degradation products
FIP Feline infectious peritonitis
FIV Feline immunodeficiency virus
fPLI Feline Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity
FSP Fibrin(ogen) split products
GDV Gastric dilation and volvulus
HCM Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HR Heart rate
IBD Inflammatory bowel disease
IMHA Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia
i/m Intramuscularly
i/v Intravenously
IPPV Intermittent positive pressure ventilation
LA Local anaesthetic
LHS Left hand side
μg Micrograms
MAP Mean arterial pressure
MM Mucous membranes
MODS Multi-organ dysfunction syndrome
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MVD Mitral valve disease
NT pro-BNP  N-terminal prohormone of brain naturetic peptide
NSAID’s Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
PCV Packed cell volume / haematocrit
PLE Protein losing enteropathy
PLN Protein losing nephropathy
PMI Point of maximal intensity
PTE Pulmonary thromboembolus
PRN As required
PT Prothrombin time
aPTT Activated partial thromboplastin time
RBC Red blood cell
RHS Right hand side
RTA Road traffic accident
s/c subcutaneously
SIRS Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
SLE Systemic lupus erythematosus
SSS Sick sinus syndrome
SNAP cPLI Canine pancreas-specific lipase
SBP Systolic blood pressure
UPCR Urine protein creatinine ratio
UT Urinary tract
UTI Urinary tract infection
VPC Ventricular premature contraction
+ve Positive