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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Veterinary Science #1


Imagine today's date is October 16, 2023. You are a veterinarian at a private veterinary clinic. You need to write a letter to another veterinarian at "Sunny Paws Veterinary Hospital."

Patient Details:

  • Patient's Name: Max

  • DOB: April 10, 2018

  • Owner: Sarah Johnson

  • Referring Concern: Persistent lameness in the hind leg

Detailed Patient Description: Max, a 5-year-old Golden Retriever, presented with a persistent lameness in his right hind leg that started four months ago.

He has a family history of hip dysplasia, which prompted us to perform hip radiographs.

Results indicate early signs of hip dysplasia, and Max has been on a regimen of joint supplements and a weight management program for the past two months.

However, his lameness has not improved. Max is otherwise healthy, and his medical history includes updated vaccinations and heartworm prevention.

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Dr. Emily Reynolds at Sunny Paws Veterinary Hospital explaining Max's condition, his medical history, and the reason for referral. in your answer:
? Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences
? Do not use note form
? Use letter format
The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Dr. Emily Reynolds

Sunny Paws Veterinary Hospital 

123 Pet Street 

Sunnyville, CA 98765


Dear Dr. Reynolds,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to refer my patient, Max, a 5-year-old Golden Retriever, to your clinic. Max's owner, Sarah Johnson, has been concerned about his persistent lameness in the right hind leg for the past four months.

In Max's case, we conducted hip radiographs due to a family history of hip dysplasia. The results revealed early signs of hip dysplasia, and we initiated a joint supplement regimen and a weight management program. However, his lameness has not improved. Max's medical history is unremarkable, with up-to-date vaccinations and consistent heartworm prevention.

Sarah is eager for a second opinion and further evaluation. She believes that Max's condition may require more comprehensive treatment or surgical intervention. I kindly request your expertise in assessing Max's condition and offering the best possible advice for his recovery.

I am confident that your professional insight will be invaluable in managing Max's case. Sarah will contact your clinic to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your assistance, and I look forward to collaborating with you to ensure the best care for Max.




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