Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology

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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT

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