Creating patients

How to create patients on the Scribenote mobile app

Updated over a week ago

To begin, navigate to the Patient Notebook via the links at the bottom of the screen. When you get there, you'll see a purple + Patient button beside the search bar. Go ahead and press it!

This is the patient creation interface. Hopefully the fields are self-explanatory, but in case they aren't, let's go through them together!


The patient's first name is a required field. The owner's last name isn't required, but it's helpful to put something here to distinguish the patient, so that you don't have 20 patients named just "Fluffy" in your notebook. ๐Ÿ˜‰


We have quite the selection of preset species in our dropdown, each one with their own pictoral representation of that animal. (even spiders! ๐Ÿ•ท) But in case none of them suit your fancy, you can select the "Other" option at the bottom of the dropdown.


This isn't a required field, but you can get descriptive here! For example, if you're entering info for a feline patient, you could select our preset "Domestic short-haired" breed from the dropdown, or you could type in something like "DSH, orange and white".

Date of Birth / Age

We understand that it's often impossible to know a patient's exact date of birth, so we have an option for entering an approximate age as well! To do this, select the "Enter Age" option, and then type in values for weeks, months, and years.

Sex and Intact status

This is required. Select Male or Female, then you will see a checkbox appear that says "Neutered" or "Spayed" depending on which sex you selected. Leave the box unchecked if the patient is still intact.

And that's all there is to creating a patient! When you've saved their details, you'll be taken to their patient profile:

Editing a Patient

If you'd like to edit a patient, you must do so on the Scribenote web version. For more information, see:

Deleting a patient

If you'd like to delete a patient, you must do so on the Scribenote web version. For more information, see:

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