DescriptionPart of the popular ‘Notes On’ series, this book is full of practical advice and information on diagnosing and treating common dermatological problems in small animals. The rapid reference format is designed to help you locate information as quickly as possible. Information on common dermatological complaints is offered in different ways to meet a variety of needs. Firstly a problem-orientated perspective is provided, and then a disease-based perspective looking at what underlying problems cause particular diseases. This is followed by a section that looks at dermatological disease by anatomical location, and a section that outlines different treatments. •Supplemented with full-colour photographs throughout to aid diagnosis •Detailed flow-diagrams illustrate the problem-orientated approach •Text is laid out in note form for ease of reference This book is ideal for veterinary students, new practitioners and established professionals who need a quick refresher
The Author xi Introduction xiii PART ONE The Chairs Role and Career Path 1. In the Trenches 3 2. Preparing for the Chairs Role 14 3. Assessing What Kind of Department Chair You Are 23 4. Serving as an Untenured Department Chair 34 5. Coexisting with a Former Chair 41 6. Creating a Career Plan 49 7. Returning to the Faculty 58 8. Seeking Higher Administrative Positions 66 9. A Scenario Analysis on the Chairs Role and Career Path 75 PART TWO Departmental Management and Politics 10. Understanding Departmental Ethics and Politics 85 11. Chairing Small Departments 92 12. Chairing Large Departments 99 13. Setting Course Rotations and Schedules 108 14. Making Decisions 114 15. Setting Annual Themes 124 16. Creating Departmental Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 132 17. A Scenario Analysis on Departmental Management and Politics 142 PART THREE The Chairs Role in Searches, Hiring, and Firing 18. Writing Job Descriptions and Position Announcements 157 19. Understanding the Chairs Role in the Search Process 168 20. Interviewing Candidates 176 21. Letting Someone Go 188 22. A Scenario Analysis on Hiring and Firing 196 PART FOUR Mentoring Challenges and Opportunities for Department Chairs 23. Helping Faculty Members Sharpen Their Focus 205 24. Coaching Faculty Members to Increase Productivity 211 25. Promoting a More Collegial Department 217 26. Coping with Passive-Aggressive Behavior 224 27. Resolving Chronic Complaints 231 28. Addressing Staff Conflicts 240 29. Overcoming Conflicts 247 30. A Scenario Analysis onMentoring Challenges 257 PART FIVE The Chairs Role in Faculty Development 31. Facilitating a Positive First-Year Faculty Experience 267 32. Coaching Faculty in Writing Effective Resumes 274 33. Creating an Effective Professional Development Plan 279 34. Creating an Effective Teaching Portfolio 290 35. Creating an Effective Course Syllabus 302 36. Promoting Creativity in Teaching and Learning 309 37. A Scenario Analysis on Faculty Development 317 PART SIX Best Practices in Evaluation and Assessment 38. Creating Written Evaluations 327 39. Conducting Oral Evaluation Sessions 337 40. Writing Letters of Recommendation 343 41. Doing Assessment Effectively 352 42. Conducting Program Reviews 364 43. Conducting Posttenure Reviews 380 44. A Scenario Analysis on Evaluation and Assessment 389 PART SEVEN Essentials of Budgeting and Planning 45. Strategic Planning 401 46. Planning a Budget 411 47. Implementing a Budget 418 48. Fundraising 425 49. Accounting for Sponsored Research 440 50. A Scenario Analysis on Strategic Budgeting and Planning 449 Epilogue: A Checklist for the Essential Department Chair 457 Index 463 TOCUpdater-Profile_29@1326755512425
Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team will help experienced veterinary technicians set up various clinical laboratory diagnostic tests. It provides a good explanation of basic laboratory practices, the underlying concepts of many laboratory tests, and the physiology of common disease conditions. This book is well worth the price. (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010) This book provides a good overall summary of basic clinical pathology in small animals. Although it is fairly short and concise, it contains all the necessary relevant information and includes a CD that takes readers thorough six complicated cases, step by step. This is a useful book that would be a handy reference to have in a practice. It is easy to read, concise, and informative. Although it is aimed at small animal veterinary teams, it includes limited information about large animal species, which is important for a good, general understanding. (Doodys, December 2010) Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers a fine recourse for technical team members involved in clinical diagnostic evaluation. Machinery calibration, normal anatomy, clinical diagnostics and more are revealed in chapters that provide key technical information for Obtaining and evaluating samples, surveying the disease process, the progress of identification and treatment, and including a DVD with interactive cases. Vet collections need this! (THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, November 2010) Rosenfeld, a veterinarian who is associated with an education corporation that specializes in seminar training for the hospital team, and Dial (veterinary science and microbiology, U. of Arizona) provide a resource for technical veterinary team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation in small animal lab work. (Book News, September 2010) ReviewUpdater-Profile_29@1326747470438
- Full colour photographs throughout to aid diagnosis;
- Flow charts to demonstrate problem orientated approaches;
- An essential tool for new practitioners, students and established professionals needing a quick refresher.