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Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology - 2nd edition

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780323019071

ISBN10: 0323019072

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology by Margi Sirois - ISBN 9780323019071
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
International: No
Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology by Margi Sirois - ISBN 9780323019071

ISBN13: 9780323019071

ISBN10: 0323019072

Edition: 2ND 04

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This book contains comprehensive coverage of all major content areas studied by veterinary technology students and implemented by veterinary technicians. It is expanded from the first edition with new topics and updated information reflecting the latest improvements in patient care and client interaction. It is especially useful in the education of veterinary technicians as well as a preparation tool for use in studying for veterinary technician credentialing examinations.

Key Features

  • Unique chapters on anatomy and physiology, legal and ethical issues, and orphaned animals that are not found in any other resource of its kind.
  • Includes comprehensive scope of competencies that reflects today's veterinary practice and the expanded role of the veterinary technician.
  • Provides numerous and consistent summary boxes and tables that cover important assessment and monitoring parameters, signs and symptoms, and drug data.
  • Procedures such as blood crossmatching or jugular catheter placement are outlined in a numbered, step-by-step fashion, clearly describing the job functions performed by the veterinary technician.
  • Color plates in the hematology section in Chapter 11 give readers a reference for identifying abnormalities in blood samples.
  • Contributors are at the forefront of veterinary technology education.
  • Learning objectives beginning every chapter set the stage for learning chapter content.

New to this Edition

  • Expanded chapter on ethical issues in veterinary medicine, career development, the human-animal bond, communication, and development of teamwork skills.
  • The laboratory procedures chapter has been separated into three new chapters: Hematology and Hemostasis, Clinical Chemistry and Serology, and Microbiology, Cytology, and Urinalysis.
  • Updated wellness testing information and latest vaccination guidelines.
  • Expanded dentistry chapter.
  • New illustrations in the restraint chapter.
  • Totally revised and expanded nutrition chapter.

Author Bio

Sirois, Margi :

Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One Overview of Veterinary Technology

1 An Overview of Veterinary Technology
2 Legal and Ethical Issues in Veterinary Medicine
3 Veterinary Practice Management
4 Human Interactions in the Veterinary Workplace
5 Veterinary Medical Terminology

Part Two Basic Sciences

6 Anatomy and Physiology
7 Nutrition
8 Veterinary Pathology
9 Pharmacology and Pharmacy
10 Animal Behavior

Part Three Clinical Sciences

11 Hematology and Hemostasis
12 Clinical Chemistry and Serology
13 Microbiology, Cytology, and Urinalysis
14 Veterinary Parasitology
15 Preventive Medicine

Part Four Clinical Applications

16 Animal Handling and Restraint
17 Patient History and Physical Examination
18 Diagnostic Imaging
19 Anesthesia, Analgesia, & Anesthetic Nursing
20 Principles of Surgical Nursing
21 Emergency and Critical Care
22 Management of Wounds, Fracture, and Other Injuries
23 Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusions
24 Veterinary Dentistry

Part Five Nursing Care

25 Nursing Care of Dogs and Cats
26 Nursing Care of Horses
27 Nursing Care of Food Animals
28 Nursing Care of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Birds
29 Nursing Care of Orphaned and Injured Wild Animals
30 Nursing Care of Laboratory Animals and Pocket Pets