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Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline / Edition 3

Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline / Edition 3

by Candyce M. Jack, Patricia M. Watson
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Veterinary Technician’s Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline, Third Edition provides a quick reference to all aspects of a technician’s daily responsibilities in clinical practice.  Retaining the tabular format for easy access, the Third Edition adds more in-depth skill descriptions, allowing the technician to reach an even higher level of care.  Coverage ranges from anatomy and preventative care to diagnostic and patient care skills, pain management, anesthesia, and pharmacology.     

Now fully revised and updated, the book is designed to build on a veterinary technician’s current knowledge, acting as a quick refresher in the daily clinic setting.  A companion website offers forms and worksheets, training materials, review questions, vocabulary flashcards, links to online resources, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint.  The Third Edition is an invaluable practical resource for increasing confidence and improving technical skills for veterinary technicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118363508
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 940
Sales rank: 393,883
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Candyce M. Jack, LVT, has a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Washington and an associate degree in veterinary technology from Pierce Community College. She is currently licensed and working in Washington State and is a member of her state and national technician associations.

Patricia M. Watson, LVT/Hospital Manager, has a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from James Madison University and an associate degree in veterinary technology from Pierce Community College. She is currently licensed and working in Washington State and is a member of her state and national technician associations.

Consulting Editor
Valissitie Heeren, DVM, is an Associate Veterinarian at Seattle Veterinary Associates in Seattle, WA.

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Table of Contents

Figure List xix

Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxvii

Contributors xxix

About the Companion Website xxxi

Section One: Anatomy 3

Chapter 1: Anatomy 5

Anatomy 6

Section Two: Preventative Care 17

Chapter 2: Preventative Care and Vaccinations 19

Physical Examinations 21

Vaccinations 40

Animal Care 57

Chapter 3: Nutrition 63

General Nutrition 65

Diet History 65

Nutritional Support 86

Section Three: Diagnostic Skills 101

Chapter 4: Laboratory 103

Blood Chemistries 107

Bone Marrow Evaluation 119

Cytology 126

Function Tests 153

Hematology 160

Immunology and Serology Tests 186

Microbiology 188

Parasitology 203

Urinalysis 224

Chapter 5: Imaging 243

Radiology 245

Chapter 6: General Medicine 303

Cardiopulmonary 307

Dermatology 328

Endocrinology and Reproduction 336

Gastroenterology 351

Hematology 369

Infectious Diseases 373

Musculoskeletal 379

Neurology 386

Oncology 395

Ophthalmology 407

Urology 417

Chapter 7: Emergency Medicine 425

Emergency Medicine 427

Shock 444

Cardiovascular Emergencies 447

Environmental Emergencies 448

Gastrointestinal Emergencies 449

Hematologic Emergencies 450

Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies 451

Neonate and Pediatric Emergencies 452

Neurological Emergencies 453

Ophthalmic Emergencies 454

Renal and Urinary Emergencies 455

Reproductive and Genital Emergencies 456

Respiratory Emergencies 457

Toxicologic Emergencies 458

Toxins 459

Trauma Emergencies 462

Section Four: Patient Care Skills 463

Chapter 8: Patient Care Skills 465

Patient Care 468

Medical Nursing 477

Fluid Therapy 514

Blood Transfusions 524

Oxygen Therapy 531

Chapter 9: Pain Management 535

Pain Management 537

Pain Management Myths 537

Types of Pain 537

Pain Assessment 539

Pain Management Techniques 555

Nondrug Approach to Pain Management 560

Chapter 10: Wound Care and Bandaging 563

Wound Treatment and Bandaging 565

Bandages 578

Splints and Casts 591

Slings 593

Chapter 11: Medical Procedures 599

Bone Marrow Collection 601

Gastrointestinal Procedures 603

Ophthalmic Procedures 606

Respiratory Procedures 607

Urogenital Procedures 609

Section Five: Anesthesia and Anesthetic Procedures 613

Chapter 12: Anesthesia 615

Guidelines for Safe Anesthesia 617

Preanesthesia 619

Anesthesia 621

Anesthetic Administration 630

Perioperative 642

Postanesthetic 655

Anesthetic Drugs 669

Chapter 13: Dentistry 687

Dentistry 689

Anatomy 689

Dental Instruments and Equipment 692

Dental Prophylaxis 694

Common Dental Disorders 702

Radiology 704

Extractions 711

Chapter 14: Surgery 717

Surgical Procedures 731

Aural Surgery 734

Gastrointestinal Surgery 736

Integument Surgery 738

Neurological Surgery 741

Ophthalmic Surgery 743

Orthopedic Surgery 746

Reproductive Tract Surgery 749

Thoracic Surgery 753

Upper Respiratory Surgery 755

Suture Techniques 758

Postoperative Care Protocol 760

Alternative Surgical Options 761

Section Six: Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacology 767

Chapter 15: Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine 769

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine 770

Physical Rehabilitation 770

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 778

Ayurveda and Chiropractic 780

Flower Essences and Homeopathy 781

Homotoxicology and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 782

Prolotherapy and Western Herbal Medicine 783

Chapter 16: Pharmacology 785

Basic Calculations 786

Appendix 825

Metric Units 825

Weights 826

Liquid Measure 826

Length 827

Kilograms to Body Surface Area 827

Disinfectants 828

Temperature Conversion 831

Abbreviations 833

Glossary 839

Bibliography 855

Index 869

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