McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians


By (author) Joanna M. Bassert, By (author) John Thomas

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Hardback | 1496 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 224mm x 51mm | 3,198g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1437726801
  • ISBN 13: 9781437726800
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 3600 illustrations (3550 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 185,192

Product description

Considered a fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, "McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians" is back in its 7th edition and better than ever! Written by veterinarians, including many board-certified specialists, and veterinary technicians who understand the vet tech curriculum, this text is full of everything you'll need to know in your practice. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios you may encounter in future practice. Get it all with this extensive and practical text essential to the veterinary technician profession!

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"You'll find all you need to master to work with animials, from capture and restraint of swine to calculation of RBC indices. This is really a very thorough work. Recommended readings are listed at the end of the chapters and eye catching '"technican notes' "help the reader focus on key points." Vet Nurses Today, April 2014

Table of contents

Module One: Veterinary Technology: An Overview * Introduction to Veterinary Technology: Its Laws and Ethics * Veterinary Practice Management * Written and Digital Medical Records * Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals Module Two: Patient Management and Nutrition * Animal Behavior * Restraint and Handling of Animals * History and Physical Examination * Preventive Health Programs * Companion Animal Nutrition * Large Animal Nutrition * Animal Reproduction Module Three: Clinical Sciences * Hematology, Cytology * Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis * Parasitology * Clinical Microbiology * Diagnostic Imaging * Basic Necropsy Procedures Module Four: Medical Nursing * Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques * Small Animal Medical Nursing * Large Animal Medical Nursing * Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal * Care of Birds, Reptiles and Small Mammals * Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Alternative Medical Nursing Module Five: Emergency and Critical Care * Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine * Emergency & Critical Care Nursing * Wound Management and Bandaging Module Six: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pharmacology * Pharmacology and Pharmacy * Pain Management * Veterinary Anesthesia Module Seven: Surgical Nursing * Surgical instruments and Aseptic Technique * Surgical Assistance and Suture Material * Small Animal Surgical Nursing * Large Animal Surgical Nursing * Veterinary Dentistry Module Eight: End of Life * Geriatric and Hospice Care: Supporting the Aged and Dying Patient * The Human Animal Bond and Euthanasia