As I sit in the box office on a slow day, trying to work up the motivation to dive into 19 pages of notes about diarrhea in piglets, I can't keep my mind from wandering...
So here's some random trivia for you. Members of the veterinary profession looooove acronyms and abbreviations, and lately I've realized just how much we like to add 'x' to other letters of the alphabet and decide that it stands for something. Here are some examples for you:
Sx: surgery (sometimes 'symptoms')
Tx: treatment or therapy
So I can say: "Pp w/hx of adv rxn to ax during liver bx; no recent vx or rx; rDVM dx'd w/PSS & tx'd pt w/SAMe & NSAIDs."
Which means: "Patient presented with a history of adverse reaction to anesthesia during liver biopsy; no recent vaccines or prescription medication; regular vet diagnosed with portosystemic shunt and treated patient with s-adenylmethionine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories." (Which is not actually how you'd probably want to treat a portosystemic shunt, but I'm just trying to make a point: abbreviations are awesome!)
Now I have to go study piglet diarrhea.... bummer.