Spanish for Veterinarians: A Practical Introduction, 2nd Edition
May 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
CHAPTER 1: Getting Started 3
Pronunciation of Spanish 3
Nouns and Plurals 5
Articles and Plurals 6
Names of Animals 6
CHAPTER 2: The Body and How to Describe It 11
External Body Parts 14
Internal Organs 15
CHAPTER 3: Verbs: Where the Action Is 19
Regular Verbs 19
Weak-Kneed Verbs 22
CHAPTER 4: Irregular Verbs 25
Four Essential Irregular Verbs: tener, estar, ser, and ir 25
World's Simplest Verb: hay 32
CHAPTER 5: How Long Has the Cow Had a Fever? 33
Duration of Time 33
The Present Perfect 34
The Verb dar 36
Feeding Vocabulary 37
CHAPTER 6: The Past and Accidents 41
Past Time Verbs 41
CHAPTER 7: Telling People What to Do 49
Verbal Shorthand 49
Giving Commands 50
Giving Something to Somebody 53
Polite Suggestions 54
CHAPTER 8: Taking a Clinical History 57
CHAPTER 9: The Diagnostic Exam 61
CHAPTER 10: Cattle 67
Special Vocabulary 68
CHAPTER 11: Horses 75
Special Vocabulary 76
CHAPTER 12: Sheep and Goats 79
Special Vocabulary 79
CHAPTER 13: Swine 83
Special Vocabulary 83
CHAPTER 14: Dogs and Cats 87
Special Vocabulary 87
CHAPTER 15: Exotic Pets 93
Special Vocabulary 93
APPENDIX: Registration Forms 99
Answer Key to Exercises 103
Juan Mosqueda is a Professor of Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Natural Sciences, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico.
- A pronunciation guide and explanations of how to conjugate
- Ample vocabulary lists for animals, body parts, and
- Discussions on the role of animals in Hispanic culture and on
how to handle introductions and small talk.
- Vocabulary for obtaining information for the clinical history
and the diagnostic exam.
- Chapters on specific animals, including a new chapter on
- Vocabulary for check-in forms.
- An English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English dictionary of practical veterinary terms alphabetized together.
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