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From The CriticsReviewer: Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a concise, practical review of most veterinary diseases and clinical problems. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: The purpose is to help veterinary practitioners and veterinary students keep abreast of the multitude of advances in veterinary internal medicine. These are very worthy objectives and this book more than meets them.
Audience: The book is written for veterinary practitioners in general practice and for veterinary students. The authors and contributors are extremely credible and most are experts in their field.
Features: The book provides concise, practical, and up-to-date reviews of most diseases and clinical syndromes seen in the dog and cat. It is organized in an easy to use format that is very reader friendly. The topics are arranged alphabetically and additional information (large volumes) is provided in charts and appendixes at the back of the book. There is also a website, PDA applications, and client handouts available online. The appendixes are thorough and include reference ranges, conversion tables, a drug formulary, and hotlines.
Assessment: This is an excellent, thorough yet concise, reader-friendly book. It lends itself to rapid information retrieval, which is important to busy practitioners. This edition is better organized, has more information (more topics), and offers the most up-to-date material available. It should be on every general practitioner's shelf.