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Here's the newest edition of the "gold standard" in the field! This comprehensive new edition covers nearly all the major content areas in the veterinary technology curriculum. Written by veterinarians (including many board-certified specialists) and veterinary technicians, it covers common clinical procedures, clinical sciences, animal husbandry, pharmacology, medical and surgical care of small and large animal species, practice management, and more. Completely updated and reorganized for a more logical flow of information, the new edition now progresses from basic procedures to clinical sciences to management of small, large, and exotic species. It also contains several hundred new photographs, helpful pedagogical aids, and many totally rewritten chapters.
Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Part I. Clinical Procedures 1. Restraint and Handling of Animals 2. History and Physical Examination 3. Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques 4. Wound Management and Bandaging 5. Basic Necropsy Procedures Part II. Clinical Sciences 6. Clinical Pathology 7. Parasitology 8. Clinical Microbiology 9. Diagnostic Imaging 10. Veterinary Oncology Part III. Patient Management and Nutrition 11. Preventive Health Programs 12. Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal 13. Animal Behavior 14. Companion Animal Clinical Nutrition 15. Concepts in Livestock Nutrition 16. Animal Reproduction 17. Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals 18. Zoonoses and Public Health 19. Euthanasia 20. Client Bereavement and the Human-Animal Bond Part IV. Anesthesia and Pharmacology 21. Veterinary Anesthesia 22. Pain Management 23. Pharmacology and Pharmacy Part V. Surgical and Medical Nursing 24. Surgical Instruments and Aseptic Technique 25. Surgical Assistance and Suture Material 26. Small Animal Surgical Nursing 27. Small Animal Medical Nursing 28. Emergency Nursing 29. Dentistry 30. Equine Medical and Surgical Nursing 31. Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Part VI. Practice Management and Self-Management 32. Veterinary Practice Management 33. The Medical Record 34. Computer Applications in Veterinary Medicine 35. Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals 36. Personal Leadership 37. Stress and Its Management