Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 5e
Dennis M. McCurnin, DVM, MS , Dipl. ACVS, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Hospital Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
ISBN 0721691641 · Hardback
W.B. Saunders · Published August 2001
Here's the newest edition of the "gold standard" in the field! This comprehensive new edition covers nearly all the major content areas in the veterinary technology curriculum. Written by veterinarians (including many board-certified specialists) and veterinary technicians, it covers common clinical procedures, clinical sciences, animal husbandry, pharmacology, medical and surgical care of small and large animal species, practice management, and more. Completely updated and reorganized for a more logical flow of information, the new edition now progresses from basic procedures to clinical sciences to management of small, large, and exotic species. It also contains several hundred new photographs, helpful pedagogical aids, and many totally rewritten chapters.
Comprehensive text written specifically for the technician, covering all areas of the curriculum.
Lavishly illustrated, with a "Who's Who" list of contributing authors.
Detailed information on the role of the technician in every aspect of veterinary practice.
Helpful pedagogical aids such as introductions, suggested readings, and boxed Technician Tips throughout.
New chapter on animal reproduction, detailing the technician's role in assessment, management, and answering client questions about reproductive health and enhancement.
New, expanded chapter on dentistry, reflecting greater involvement by technicians in preventive and corrective procedures.
Completely rewritten chapters on restraint, necropsy procedures, clinical pathology and clinical microbiology, emergency nursing, animal behavior, oncology, and computer applications.
Heavily revised sections include birds, reptiles, and small mammals; anesthesia, pain management, and pharmacology; surgery; and medical records.
Introduction to Veterinary Medicine
Part I. Clinical Procedures
1. Restraint and Handling of Animals
2. History and Physical Examination
3. Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques
4. Wound Management and Bandaging
5. Basic Necropsy Procedures
Part II. Clinical Sciences
6. Clinical Pathology
8. Clinical Microbiology
9. Diagnostic Imaging
10. Veterinary Oncology
Part III. Patient Management and Nutrition
11. Preventive Health Programs
12. Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal
13. Animal Behavior
14. Companion Animal Clinical Nutrition
15. Concepts in Livestock Nutrition
16. Animal Reproduction
17. Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals
18. Zoonoses and Public Health
20. Client Bereavement and the Human-Animal Bond
Part IV. Anesthesia and Pharmacology
21. Veterinary Anesthesia
22. Pain Management
23. Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Part V. Surgical and Medical Nursing
24. Surgical Instruments and Aseptic Technique
25. Surgical Assistance and Suture Material
26. Small Animal Surgical Nursing
27. Small Animal Medical Nursing
28. Emergency Nursing
30. Equine Medical and Surgical Nursing
31. Food Animal Medicine and Surgery
Part VI. Practice Management and Self-Management
32. Veterinary Practice Management
33. The Medical Record
34. Computer Applications in Veterinary Medicine
35. Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals
36. Personal Leadership
37. Stress and Its Management