Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing

Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing

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The third edition of this best selling dictionary has been expanded and updated to include new definitions reflecting changes within the veterinary nursing profession, additional illustrations as well as revised appendices. Intended specifically for members of the veterinary nursing profession, all aspects of the curriculum are covered making this a comprehensive quick reference source for nurses working in a busy practice.Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing is the perfect companion for all veterinary nurses, whether in training or in practice, as well as a valuable resource for the veterinary receptionist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 120 x 182 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0080452655
  • 9780080452654
  • 30,865

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Despite using the word "dictionary" in the title, this book is a lot more. As well as a definition, additional facts are provided that are useful for an immediate clinical situation, or an at-home study perspective. Dozens of well drawn illustrations are included, which aid the understanding of the relevant explanation as well as breaking down the monotonous nature of normal dictionaries.The book has been designed with day-to-day usage by veterinary nurses in mind. The cover is made from a hard-wearing, washable, flexible plastic and the size is A5, which will fit into a standard nurse uniform pocket.It really is a little powerhouse of a book, full of practical and comprehensive information. It specifically suits veterinary nurses, whether qualified or still training, but would also be useful for receptionists and veterinary students.Overall, this dictionary gets a "4-star" rating from me and should be part of any veterinary nurse's arsenal of learning tools.The Veterinary Record, June 2008 The third edition of The Veterinary Nursing, contains a broader range of terms and species than previous editions. This work is intended for those "in veterinary nursing and associated animal health professions.whether in training or in working practice? as well as for those working alongside these professions. The Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing will be a useful and practical reference tool for those seeking a simple, compact and reasonably priced introduction to the field. Reference Reviews, January 2009show more

Table of contents

DictionaryAppendices: Temperature, pulse and respiratory rates for various speciesBiochemistry parameters for dogs and catsNormal parameters for urine for dogs and catsHaematology parameters for dogs and catsZoonotic diseasesBiological data of smaller petsInformation on caring for smaller animalsObstetrical information for different speciesMathematical formulae for use in veterinary nursingConverting body weight in kilograms and pounds into body surface area in metres squaredInfectious disease of dogs and catsCurrent vaccination schedules for dogs and catsAverage weights for common breeds of dogAnaesthetic factors for dogs and catsGas cylinder colour coding (UK only)Dog breeds and coat coloursCat breeds and coat coloursVeterinary qualifications: interpretations of letters after namesUseful addressesshow more

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