Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures

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Author: Brianne Bellwood,Melissa Andrasik-Catton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118726049

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is a quick-reference guide to conducting common laboratory tests. Carefully designed for fast access, the book covers common laboratory equipment, quality control, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology. Important information is clearly and succinctly outlined for frequently used lab tests, providing step-by-step procedures, discussions of common errors, and tips and tricks, with more than 200 color images to aid in identification. A companion website offers case studies, crossword puzzles, figures from the book in PowerPoint, and additional figures not found in the printed book at www.wiley.com/go/bellwoodhandbook. Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is an invaluable tool for finding essential information on performing a wide range of laboratory tests.

Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Now in full color with hundreds of new images, Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition covers the broad spectrum of laboratory procedures that veterinary technicians need to perform effectively in the practice setting. Comprehensive content presents the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform the most widely used tests such as complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. This edition includes newly organized chapters with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. Comprehensive coverage gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform related tests. Step-by-step procedure boxes offer quick access to the skills you must perform during your educational program, as well as procedures that are commonly performed by vet techs in private practice. Provides the latest information needed to successfully perform a broad spectrum of laboratory tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. Completely updated content throughout reflects the latest advances in veterinary clinical laboratory procedures for improved patient service and higher practice revenue. A comprehensive glossary of terms at the end of the text offers accurate, concise definitions and phonetic pronunciation guides. NEW! Streamlined chapters are shorter and easier to digest with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. NEW! Full-color photos bring concepts to life, sequentially arranged to illustrate step-by-step procedures for all commonly performed diagnostic tests in the clinical laboratory. NEW! Companion Lab Manual (sold separately) includes multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and other activities to help you master and apply key concepts and procedures in clinical situations. NEW! Special emphasis on the significance of abnormal results of key lab tests, zoonoses, and hematology. NEW! Vet Tech Threads provide you with introductions, suggested readings, boxed technician notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms, and a glossary for easy navigation through chapters and more focused learning.

Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243576

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6882

Now in full color with hundreds of new images, Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition covers the broad spectrum of laboratory procedures that veterinary technicians need to perform effectively in the practice setting. Comprehensive content presents the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform the most widely used tests such as complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. This edition includes newly organized chapters with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. "Everything you would expect from an in- house lab is listed here." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 Comprehensive coverage gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform related tests. Step-by-step procedure boxes offer quick access to the skills you must perform during your educational program, as well as procedures that are commonly performed by vet techs in private practice. Provides the latest information needed to successfully perform a broad spectrum of laboratory tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. Completely updated content throughout reflects the latest advances in veterinary clinical laboratory procedures for improved patient service and higher practice revenue. A comprehensive glossary of terms at the end of the text offers accurate, concise definitions and phonetic pronunciation guides. NEW! Streamlined chapters are shorter and easier to digest with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. NEW! Full-color photos bring concepts to life, sequentially arranged to illustrate step-by-step procedures for all commonly performed diagnostic tests in the clinical laboratory. NEW! Companion Lab Manual (sold separately) includes multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and other activities to help you master and apply key concepts and procedures in clinical situations. NEW! Special emphasis on the significance of abnormal results of key lab tests, zoonoses, and hematology. NEW! Vet Tech Threads provide you with introductions, suggested readings, boxed technician notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms, and a glossary for easy navigation through chapters and more focused learning.

Handbook of Radiographic Positioning for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Margi Sirois,Elaine Anthony

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435426037

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 3798

The Handbook of Radiographic Positioning for Veterinary Technicians is specifically designed for use as an aid in learning radiographic positioning techniques and as a practical guide for everyday use in the small animal clinic. This concise handbook presents a systematic approach to the positioning of canine, feline, and exotic animal patients for routine and special radiographic procedures. The primary focus is on providing visual aids of animals in position for radiographic procedures. The resulting radiograph produced is included for each radiographic position. A diagram of anatomical landmarks used in determining correct positioning is also included. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

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Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707998

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

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Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075681

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd edition introduces and reviews the material in each of your veterinary technology courses. Key topics ranging from basic and clinical science, diagnostics and applications, to professional practices and issues are presented in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal whether you're a new student or you're reviewing for your certification exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Comprehensive coverage of veterinary technology spans basic and clinical sciences, applications, patient management, nursing, nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, as well as personal, practice and professional management skills - everything you need for both the U.S. and Canadian certification exams. Care of large animals, birds, reptiles and laboratory animals, in addition to cats and dogs, is included. Chapter outlines, learning outcomes and expanded glossaries help you comprehend and retain essential material. Summary tables are ideal for reference or review. Review questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to a 300-question comprehensive review exam, test and reinforce your knowledge of veterinary technology. Six appendixes ensure crucial resources are always at your fingertips. State-of-the-art Alternative Imaging Technology chapter discusses computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy to complement ultrasound technology. Enhanced content highlights vet tech responsibilities in genetics, small animal nursing, veterinary dentistry, zoonoses, breeding/reproduction, neonatal care, and much more. Small animal nursing instruction now includes dermatology, auricular treatments and ophthalmology. Extended pharmacology coverage features pain management. Personal and practice management skills include expanded OSHA/WHMIS guidelines and ethics discussions.

Veterinary Technician's Pocket Partner: A Quick Access Reference Guide

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Author: Marisa Bauer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428357823

Category: Science

Page: 256

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THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN'S POCKET PARTNER is a comprehensive, pocket-sized reference guide for the small animal practitioner. The easy to use format provides veterinary technicians access to practical information needed to excel in the workplace. THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN'S POCKET PARTNER reviews common lab and nursing procedures, animal nutrition, and provides on-the-job terminology and abbreviations right at the reader's fingertips. The Pocket Partner also covers essential clinical topics relating to emergency care, surgery and pharmaceuticals, as well as additional information on standard office procedures. Instead of spending valuable time researching information, veterinary technicians can use the color-coded tabs, helpful websites, and charts like the canine and feline zoonotic table, to quickly access the information they need. The book's wipe and wash pages, and notes pages for personalized information ensure that student's can take this reference guide from the classroom to the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291600

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Reinforce the essential information you need with the Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition. Each unit corresponds to a unit in the textbook, with various exercises and test questions that help you focus on key concepts and skills for the veterinary clinic setting. Fill-in-the-blank exercises, lab exercises, crossword puzzles, word searches, photo quizzes, lab forms, specimen pictures, and review questions all help to clarify more challenging concepts.

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents

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Author: Steven E. Crow,Sally O. Walshaw,Jennifer Boyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119949327

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents is the third edition of this esteemed veterinary medicine classic. The Third Edition offers readers expanded coverage of small exotic mammals such as gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs, alongside a thorough revision of the common procedures for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Organized in the same user-friendly format of earlier editions, the Manual is an essential purchase for small and exotic animal veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Thomas P. Colville,Joanna M. Bassert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323046843

Category: Medical

Page: 486

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Reinforce the A&P principles you've learned in Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition with this practical laboratory resource. Filled with interactive exercises, step-by-step procedure guidelines, and full-color photos and illustrations, this lab manual is designed to help you understand A&P in relation to your clinical responsibilities as a veterinary technician and apply your knowledge in the laboratory setting. A comprehensive approach builds on the concepts presented in Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition to strengthen your anatomical and physiological knowledge of all major species. Engaging, clinically oriented activities help you establish proficiency in radiographic identification, microscopy, and other essential skills. Step-by-step dissection guides familiarize you with the dissection process and ensure clinical accuracy. Clinical Application boxes demonstrate the clinical relevance of anatomical and physiological principles and reinforce your understanding. Full-color photographs and illustrations clarify structure and function. A renowned author team lends practical guidance specifically designed for veterinary technicians. A detailed glossary provides quick access to hundreds of key terms and definitions.

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

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Author: Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702058823

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 4326

"..this book is also worth having close at hand for unfamiliar situation.." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-07 (Clothbound)

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160729409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 29

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Enhancements to the 2006-2007 hardcover library edition include a sturdier binding with special reinforcing tapes and heavier paper sewn into the binding to sustain longer life for a counselor's office copy or a school/public library reference copy. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions; the training and education needed, earnings, job outlook, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. This book can be a valuable tool for your personal career search and planning. Readers will gain job search methods and tips for applying for a job and evaluating a job offer. The resource also includes a listing of occupations growing the fastest and having the largest numerical increases in employment. Recent student graduates, and individuals returning to the workforce after an absence or career changers will find this reference a useful tool in their job search. guidance counselors office copy or a school/public library reference copy.

Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant

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Author: Paula Pattengale,Teresa Sonsthagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118774507

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks. With expanded coverage of large animal and exotic restraint, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, digital radiography, and electronic medical records and client communication, this revised edition now includes why and when to perform each task with the preparation and procedure information. The book includes everything from appearance and professional language to equipment maintenance and dental and surgical assisting, making it equally useful for learning new techniques or as a memory refresher. Offering a detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of veterinary assisting, the book is written using an accessible, user-friendly style. A companion website offers figures from the book, downloadable flash cards, lesson plans, exams, a competency checklist, and concept maps. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is equally useful for acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in the veterinary practice, making it invaluable for veterinary assistant students and veterinary assistants of all experience levels.

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology - E-Book

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Author: Michael D. Lorenz,Joan Coates,Marc Kent

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437706525

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Handbook of Veterinary Neurology provides quick access to vital information on neurologic conditions in a wide range of species, including canine, feline, bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, and porcine. A problem-oriented approach makes it easy to diagnose and treat neurologic problems in small and large animals. The coverage of disorders by problem, not by established disease diagnosis, emulates how animals present to the veterinary hospital and simplifies the formulation of a correct diagnosis. Within each chapter, discussions of neurologic disease include a review of the localization criteria and the diseases that can cause that problem, plus treatment and surgical techniques. Lead author Michael D. Lorenz brings decades of experience to neurologic assessment, using a diagnostic approach that requires minimal knowledge of neuroanatomy. A problem-based approach is organized by presenting sign rather than by condition, guiding you to logical conclusions regarding diagnosis and treatment. Algorithms diagram the logic necessary to localize lesions and to formulate diagnostic plans. Coverage of current diagnostic techniques includes the use of diagnostic tools, such as radiology, spinal fluid analysis, electrodiagnosis, and MR imaging. Case histories in each chapter present a problem and the results of the neurologic examination, then ask you to solve the problem by localizing the lesion, listing probable causes, and making a diagnostic plan. Answers are provided at the back of the book. A consistent format for each case history includes signalment, history, physical examination findings, and neurologic examination. A comprehensive appendix describes species and breeds that have a congenital predisposition for particular neurologic diseases. Extensive references make it easy to pursue in-depth research of more advanced topics. A companion website includes 20 narrated video clips with accompanying PowerPoint slides that correlate to the case histories in the book, covering neurologic assessment and clinical problems such as paresis of one limb, tetraparesis, stupor, seizures, ataxia of the head and limbs, and cranial nerve disorders. Two new co-authors, Jean Coates and Marc Kent, board-certified in neurology, enhance the credibility of this edition. A full-color design and numerous illustrations include enhanced images of neuroanatomy and pathology.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume III, Third Edition

Animal Models

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Author: Jann Hau,Steven J. Schapiro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466555130

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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While replacing and reducing the use of laboratory animals are integral parts of the 3Rs—replace, reduce, refine—which form the cornerstones of laboratory animal science, biomedical research involving animals remains absolutely essential for the advancement of the medical, veterinary, agricultural, and biological sciences. Building upon the bestselling previous edition, the Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume III, Third Edition: Animal Models complements volumes I and II of the third edition by completing the task of providing a comprehensive overview of animal models in all biomedical disciplines. The three Rs have been integrated throughout this handbook to promote efficient and humane experimental work with animals. Written by international experts, each chapter focuses on an important subdiscipline of laboratory animal science and can be used as a stand-alone text. This volume contains new chapters for six additional disease animal models: spinal cord injury, cardiovascular diseases, sudden infant death syndrome, developmental disorders, eye diseases, and human cancer. It also presents a new chapter on applying reduction and refinement to animal models. This handbook can be used for undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory animal science courses, and as a handbook for scientists who work with animals in their research, for university veterinarians, for regulators, and for other specialists in laboratory animal science.

Laboratory Urinalysis and Hematology for the Small Animal Practitioner

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Author: Carolyn Sink,Bernard Feldman

Publisher: Teton NewMedia

ISBN: 9781893441101

Category: Medical

Page: 121

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This text is an essential guide to routinely performed laboratory procedures for urinalysis and hematology. It is designed for the person who is learning to, or actually performing routine Urinalysis and hematology laboratory procedures. It includes the basic information of how to collect, preserve, prepare, and examine specimens. It deals specifically with common findings in urinalysis and hematology and provides a comprehensive set of high quality images for on-the-spot reference. The book includes step-by-step procedures for both manual and automated testing of all blood components and detailed guidelines for microscopic analysis of urine sediment including crystals and casts. Care has been taken to insure that the crystal presentation is high quality in order to ease identification and a very helpful chart of these images is included. This title provides brief, precise, technical guidance for collecting, preserving, preparing and evaluation urine and blood sample in dogs and cats. Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.

Laboratory Manual for Comparative Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology

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Author: Phillip E. Cochran, M.S., D.V.M.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435464338

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology: A Clinical Laboratory Manual, 2E is designed as a lab manual for your veterinary technology and pre-veterinary medicine students who possess a basic knowledge of biology. It is the only comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology manual that covers cat dissection, sheep heart, brain and eye, and the pig's kidney. Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology: A Clinical Laboratory Manual, 2E also covers the muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems, as well as the skeletal anatomy of many species and the histology of tissues, with an all new chapter on necropsy. This book's introduction to laboratory equipment and techniques will prepare your students for lab work. Each chapter includes a physiology experiment to help illustrate for your students some of the principles of physiology covered in the lecture portions of the course instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

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Author: Jeanne R. Perrone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111845314X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2815

Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a comprehensive, procedures-based resource for technicians and nurses involved with all aspects of canine, feline, and exotic animal dentistry. Heavily illustrated and clinically oriented, this training manual provides step-by-step instructions on the oral exam, anesthesia, cleaning and radiology, as well as the necessary background on dental anatomy, common diseases and terminology. Each chapter includes learning objectives and key terms to promote retention, and a companion website provides review questions, training exercises, images from the book and additional images in PowerPoint, chapter glossaries, and forms available for download. Fully authored by Veterinary Technician Specialists in Dentistry, the book covers all aspects of veterinary dentistry that a technician will encounter in daily practice, with a special emphasis on the technician’s role relative to dental procedures. With extensive full-color pictures, review questions and glossary terms, Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is equally useful for veterinary technician or nursing students, technicians or nurses in practice, and those pursuing their specialty certification in veterinary dentistry.