McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

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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!

Full color photos bring concepts to life and emphasize the role of the vet tech.
Vet Tech Threads offer helpful pedagogical aids such as introductions, suggested readings, boxed Technician Notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines and key terms.
Large animal care integrated throughout the book with medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, and more.
Step-by-step instructions and photographs makes information readily accessible in emergency and clinical situations.
A companion workbook is available separately to help you master and apply key concepts and procedures with multiple choice questions, matching exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and more.
Birds, reptiles, and small mammals chapter keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets.
Chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician.

NEW! Chapter on fluid therapy and transfusion medicine, a critical aspect of veterinary technology.
NEW! Introduction to the concept of the Technician Practice Model ensures that excellent nursing care is provided to each and every patient.
NEW! Added content on electrocardiography included in the Emergency Nursing chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1496 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 50.8mm | 3,197.81g
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • Approx. 3600 illustrations (3550 in full color)
  • 1437726801
  • 9781437726800
  • 191,471

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
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
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"You'll find all you need to master to work with animals, 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 'technician notes' help the reader focus on key points." Vet Nurses Today, April 2014
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