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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Veterinary Science #2


Imagine today's date is February 20, 2024. You are a veterinarian at "Paws & Tails Veterinary Clinic." You need to write a letter to another veterinarian at "City Pet Care Hospital."

Patient Details:

  • Patient's Name: Rocky

  • DOB: June 5, 2017

  • Owner: Amanda Turner

  • Referring Concern: Sudden weight loss and decreased appetite

Detailed Patient Description: Rocky, a 6-year-old Beagle, has been under our care for years, presenting as a healthy and active dog. However, Amanda Turner, his owner, recently noticed a sudden weight loss and a significant decrease in appetite in Rocky. His medical history includes regular check-ups, vaccinations, and a history of minor skin allergies that have been successfully managed with dietary adjustments and antihistamines.

The weight loss in Rocky has been progressive over the last three months, and he has lost approximately 15% of his body weight. Despite a thorough examination and various diagnostic tests, we have not identified any apparent medical issues that could explain his condition. Routine blood work shows no abnormalities. Amanda has been diligent in administering medications and maintaining a balanced diet, but Rocky's condition persists.

Amanda is concerned that there might be an underlying health issue that we haven't yet uncovered, and she would like to seek a second opinion at City Pet Care Hospital for further evaluation and testing.

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Dr. Rachel Lawson at City Pet Care Hospital, explaining Rocky's condition, his medical history, and the reason for referral, following the given format and maintaining a word count of approximately 180-200 words. 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.

February 20, 2024


Dr. Rachel Lawson 

City Pet Care Hospital 

456 Pet Avenue 

Urbanville, CA 12345


Dear Dr. Lawson,

I trust this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to refer my patient, Rocky, a 6-year-old Beagle, to your esteemed clinic, City Pet Care Hospital. His owner, Amanda Turner, has grown increasingly concerned about his recent condition, which involves a sudden weight loss and a significant decrease in appetite.

Rocky has been a long-standing patient at Paws & Tails Veterinary Clinic, and his medical history has been fairly uneventful, marked by regular check-ups, vaccinations, and successful management of minor skin allergies. However, over the past three months, Amanda noticed a progressive weight loss of approximately 15% of Rocky's body weight, despite our diligent efforts to diagnose and treat his condition. Routine blood work has yielded no obvious abnormalities.

Amanda is determined to uncover the underlying cause of Rocky's health issues and has requested a second opinion from a reputable clinic. I am confident in your expertise and the diagnostic capabilities of City Pet Care Hospital, and I believe that your insights can provide valuable guidance in Rocky's case.

Amanda will reach out to your clinic to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your attention and assistance. We eagerly await your assessment and recommendations for Rocky's well-being.




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