VetPDA Calcs

VetPDA Calcs

By University of California, Davis

Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings


VetPDA Calcs contains 21 useful calculators for Veterinary Medicine students and professionals. All calculators have been rewritten to support different iPhone sizes (including the iPhone X). Included Calculators: • A-a Gradient - The Alveolar-arterial gradient (A-a gradient), is a measure of the difference between the alveolar concentration of oxygen and the arterial concentration of oxygen. It is used in diagnosing the source of hypoxemia • Anesthesia Drug Calc - Calculates recommended dosage (based on weight) for many drugs commonly used in anesthesia. • Anion Gap - used to differentiate the causes of metabolic acidosis • Blood Gas Analysis - Analyze blood gas measurements to determine acidosis/alkalosis and metabolic vs. respiratory causes • Bicarbonate Dosing - Recommended bicarbonate dosing to counteract acidosis • Body Surface Area - Given a body weight, determine the surface area. Used to determine drug dosing • Combining Fluids - There are a number of drugs in a clinical setting that come as a percent solution. Some examples include 50% dextrose, 25% mannitol, and 2% lidocaine. This calculator assists in manipulating these fluids to alternate percentages. • CRI - Constant Rate of Infusion calculator. Given a weight, volume, rate of fluid flow and desired rate of drug infusion, determines how much of the drug to add to the running fluid. • Dosing Calculator - Use this generic calculator to determine the calculated dose using the weight, dose, and concentration. NOTE: this calculator does NOT provide recommended dosing -- that's up to you :) • Drip Rates - Assists in setting the appropriate fluid delivery rate when using a 'drip set' • Echo Values - calculates normal cardiac dimensions in dogs < 70 kg • Energy Requirements - Using data from 2006 NRC guide, determine energy requirements at various life stages and health statuses for dogs and cats • Equine Fluids - Determine volume of various fluid types based on body weight • Fluid Plan - Assists in the generation of a fluid plan to correct dehydration and ongoing fluid losses due to vomiting or diarrhea. • Fractional Excretion of Sodium - Can be used to assist in the diagnosis of some causes of renal disease • Maintenance Fluids - determines how much fluid an animal needs on a daily basis • Osmolality - Measures the concentration of substances such as sodium, potassium, urea, and glucose in blood. • Percentage Solutions - When you need to deliver a certain quantity of a drug that is suspended in solution you can use this calculator to determine how much volume of the solution you should give. • Temperature Conversion - converts F - C and C - F • Transfusion - Given a current and desired PCV, determine the necessary volume of donor blood product • Weight Conversion - converts between kg / g / lbs / oz Other Features: • Information sheets for calculators describe how and why to use each calculator



  • Excellent Veterinary Calculator

    By Zoonotics
    Excellent - From California Davis College of Veterinary Medicine : what else would you exect?
  • Great app

    By Dracunculus
    Just used it for calculating potassium infusion rate in DKA cat. The only minor modification I'd like to see us the ability to toggle on/off certain functions from the main view. For example I'd clean up that view by toggling off equine and a few other calculators so I would have to scroll around looking for the few that I regularly use.
  • Great!

    By COapptation
    Very well designed. Perfect app for clinical practice.
  • Fantastic.

    By blutreefrog
    This tool does your calculations for you! Fluid rates, drip rates, drug calculations, nutritional requirements, surface area conversions. All in one place! Helps me speed along through the day.
  • Disappointed

    By KBK82photo
    I thought I was getting a program that would tell me drug dosing. Instead it just gave me a calculator and no recommended dosages for common drugs used in vet medicine.
  • VetPDA

    By Finacial Joe
    I'm a recent grad and love the app! Definitely nice to double check math or dosages quickly. For future updates it would be nice to see: -dog overweight nutrition calculation -common toxicity calculator such as chocolate, NSAIDs, xylitol, etc So far the best vet app in the store. Please keep improving on this great product:)
  • Great app

    By sariani
    A great app, overall, but a few things would make it very helpful to a GP like me: -- Allow a user setting to use lbs as the default over kgs. -- Why is there no overweight option for dogs, just cats? -- It would be crazy helpful to be able to store my typical dosages for commonly used drugs and just select a drug from my list. Maybe allow the user to store up to 20 drugs for quick calculation? Overall excellent, but I'd love to see these changes in a future version, would make it useful enough to me to be a 5.
  • Excellent app

    By G.S.B.
    Very useful and reliable calculators for ER and GP work; User friendly; Already lots of great updates
  • Best I've Seen

    By N8svetgirl
    I'm a veterinary student and I was very happy to find this application. In the instances I've used it thus far it has been most helpful, and I would recommend it to my classmates. Please make more veterinary based iPhone applications!
  • Fantastic app!

    A very nice application for everyday use in the hospital. This is a big time-saver for calculating dosages and CRI's, and it's a nice way for me to double-check my math. Very customizable, for example, the CRI dosages can be changed to mcg/kg/sec, or mcg/kg/min, or mg/kg/sec or min instead. The anesthesia drug calculation section has recommended dosages discreetly in the corner of the screen, and will already suggest the most common formulation, ie: diazepam at 5mg/mL, although you can change it if you like. This is a very useful and practical app. Well worth the price!