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Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2305-8
744 pages
May 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline, Second Edition, is the ideal clinical companion for veterinary technicians in practice and in training. Fully revised and updated, this new edition features an improved layout for even faster access to information. The charts and tables throughout are designed for easy reference, enabling technicians to quickly apply their knowledge and skills to the daily clinical setting. Covering all aspects of the veterinary technician's duties in the care of dogs and cats, from the basics of physical examinations to specialized nursing and technical procedures, Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide is a practical, accessible manual for veterinary support staff.  
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Figure List xvii

Preface xxi

Acknowledgments xxiii

Contributors xxiii

Section One: Anatomy 3

Chapter 1: Anatomy 5

Section Two: Preventative Care 15

Chapter 2: Preventative Care and Vaccinations 17

Chapter 3: Nutrition 57

Section Three: Diagnostic Skills 69

Chapter 4: Laboratory 71

Chapter 5: Imaging 157

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Chapter 6: General Medicine 201

Chapter 7: Emergency Medicine 299

Section Four: Patient Care Skills 327

Chapter 8: Patient Care 329

Chapter 9: Pain Management 379

Chapter 10: Wound Care 395

Chapter 11: Parenteral Nutrition 413

Chapter 12: Medical Procedures 427

Section Five: Anesthesia and Anesthetic Procedures 437

Chapter 13: Anesthesia 439

Chapter 14: Dentistry 497

Chapter 15: Surgery 521

Section Six: Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacology 555

Chapter 16: Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine 557

Chapter 17: Pharmacology 567

Appendix 625

Metric Units 625

Weights 625

Liquid Measure 626

Length 626

Kilograms to Body Surface Area 627

Temperature Conversion 627

Disinfectants 628

Glossary 631

Abbreviations 647

Bibliography 651

Index 661

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Candyce M. Jack, LVT, has a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Washington and an associates degree in veterinary technology from Pierce Community College. She is currently licensed and working in Washington State and is a member of her state and national technician associations.

Patricia M. Watson, LVT, has a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from James Madison University and an associates degree in veterinary technology from Pierce Community College. She is currently licensed and working in Washington State and is a member of her state and national technician associations.

With consulting editor Mark S. Donovan, DVM.

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  • Ideal clinical companion for veterinary technicians, highly skilled to newly trained
  • Tables and charts throughout for quick and easy reference
  • Features new layout for even faster access, with a more detailed table of contents, information cross-referenced throughout, chapter tabs, and spiral binding
  • Covers all aspects of veterinary technician's duties
  • Now includes almost 200 images with the addition of more than 100 new images
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“An impressive quick reference source for busy practicing veterinary technicians. Although it is designed primarily for experienced veterinary technicians, students enrolled in veterinary technology programs should find this book to be a useful supplement.... there are numerous excellent tables, charts, and Skill Box sections that provide pertinent how-to-do information and descriptions of procedures that may be needed by a veterinary technician to complete tasks more efficiently and correctly.  The Skill Box sections throughout the chapters are especially useful for providing guidance to technicians in answering client questions or for helping to solve technical problems... all subjects are covered in a that is easy to reference, read, comprehend, and apply to practical use. Veterinary technicians should find this book to be an indispensable reference resource. For this reason, it should be kept in an easily accessible area of the veterinary clinica for ready use by veterinary professionals throughout the workday.” - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2008 

“This is a comprehensive reference and clinical skills guide for veterinary technicians involved in the care of dogs and cats. Presented in a practical ring binding which opens flat to sit well on a work counter or desk, the text is formatted almost exclusively as tables and charts and thoroughly indexed to facilitate quick retrieval of information. This is a masterful compilation of an overwhelming breadth and depth of information made practical and accessible through an efficient table and chart format and extensive indexing. Every conceivable aspect of patient examination, nursing care, cliniopathologic testing, imaging studies, and routine anesthetic, dental, and surgical procedures is covered in significant detail with excellent illustrations where helpful. This is a truly commendable work with vast amounts of pertinent information presented in an effective and user friendly format. It surpasses other similar books in its breadth of coverage and superb organization.” - Doody's Book Reviews, November 2008

"An in-depth reference for veterinary technicians in practice or training. Spiral-bound to lay flat for easy reference, [it] covers all aspects of a technician's responsibility while looking after dogs and cats, from simple physical examination to specific nursing and technical procedures.... Almost 200 images illustrate this solid resource, assembled by two experts.... A 'must have' for anyone seriously pursuing or engaged in the field of veterinary medicine for dogs and cats." - Midwest Book Review, September 2008

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