Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team [NOOK Book]

Overview

Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team is a concise, reliable resource for technical team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation. Focusing on sample handling, machinery calibration, normal physiology and anatomy, clinical diagnostics, and disease processes, the book helps technical team members to consistently achieve high-quality results in small animal lab work. An essential bench-side reference for in-house laboratories, the book includes a DVD with interactive cases to build skills in ...
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Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team

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Overview

Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team is a concise, reliable resource for technical team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation. Focusing on sample handling, machinery calibration, normal physiology and anatomy, clinical diagnostics, and disease processes, the book helps technical team members to consistently achieve high-quality results in small animal lab work. An essential bench-side reference for in-house laboratories, the book includes a DVD with interactive cases to build skills in reading and interpreting digital slides.

With chapters on blood counts, chemistry, urinalysis and electrolytes, advanced diagnostics, and cytology, Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers key technical information for consistently obtaining and evaluating samples. The book is a practical resource for anyone performing lab work, including veterinary technicians, technician and veterinary students, and veterinarians.

Key features:

  • Helps team members understand clinical diagnostic tests for small animal patients
  • Offers specific advice on quality control, handling blood samples, identifying potential artifacts, and evaluating blood films
  • Builds skills in monitoring patients and communicating with clients
  • Provides a thorough grounding in the disease process, symptoms, diagnostics, and treatment protocols
  • Includes a DVD with interactive cases allowing technical team members to practice the concepts discussed in the book through virtual cases
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book provides a good overall summary of basic clinical pathology in small animals. Although it is fairly short and concise, it contains all the necessary relevant information and includes a CD that takes readers thorough six complicated cases, step by step.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide team members with a more thorough understanding of each clinical diagnostic test of the small animal patient so that they can become a more thorough resource on the veterinary team.
Audience: The book is targeted at all members of the veterinary team.
Features: It covers all aspects of clinical pathology including many tests that may not be available in a small lab, such as the ACTH stimulation test. A detailed glossary and appendixes offer further information and a separate CD runs through six cases with auditory narration. Even though there are a lot of pictures, it would be nice to see more color pictures because this is a very visual topic. The diagrams and flow charts are helpful, but the tables are a bit dull and could use some color. The quality of the pictures is occasionally poor (pp. 46, 50), but in general they are good.
Assessment: This is a useful book that would be a handy reference to have in a practice. It is easy to read, concise, and informative. Although it is aimed at small animal veterinary teams, it includes limited information about large animal species, which is important for a good, general understanding. It is not the most detailed book available, but it is a good basic overview. However, it is not unique as there are several other books that meet similar objectives, such as Veterinary Clinical Pathology: An Introduction, Jackson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).
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Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team will help experienced veterinary technicians set up various clinical laboratory diagnostic tests. It provides a good explanation of basic laboratory practices, the underlying concepts of many laboratory tests, and the physiology of common disease conditions. This book is well worth the price. (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)

This book provides a good overall summary of basic clinical pathology in small animals. Although it is fairly short and concise, it contains all the necessary relevant information and includes a CD that takes readers thorough six complicated cases, step by step. This is a useful book that would be a handy reference to have in a practice. It is easy to read, concise, and informative. Although it is aimed at small animal veterinary teams, it includes limited information about large animal species, which is important for a good, general understanding. (Doodys, December 2010)

Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers a fine recourse for technical team members involved in clinical diagnostic evaluation. Machinery calibration, normal anatomy, clinical diagnostics and more are revealed in chapters that provide key technical information for Obtaining and evaluating samples, surveying the disease process, the progress of identification and treatment, and including a DVD with interactive cases. Vet collections need this! (The Midwest Book Review, November 2010)

Rosenfeld, a veterinarian who is associated with an education corporation that specializes in seminar training for the hospital team, and Dial (veterinary science and microbiology, U. of Arizona) provide a resource for technical veterinary team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation in small animal lab work. (Book News, September 2010)

It will also be essential reading for those preparing for professional qualifications such as FIBMS and FRCPath, possibly even MRCP, and will serve as an excellent resources for the more senior researcher, lecturer and academic. (The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, January 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118275566
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, DVM, ABVP is the cofounder and head instructor of VTEC, an education corporation that specializes in seminar training for the hospital team.  Dr. Rosenfeld has also written the Veterinary Medical Team Handbook, a training a resource manual for the medical team (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007). 

Sharon M. Dial, DVM, PHD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical and Anatomic Pathology) is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology at the University of Arizona.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Foreword xi

1. Sample Handling and Laboratory Standardization—Developing Standard

Operating Procedures 1

2. Components of the Complete Blood Count 19

3. Hematology: The Erythrocytes, White Blood Cells, and Immune System 33

4. Abnormalities in the Red and White Blood Cell Populations 45

5. Renal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease 75

6. Liver Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease 93

7. Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical
Diagnostics, and Disease 105

8. Electrolyte Physiology, Function, and Derangement 119

9. Components of the Urinalysis 129

10. Evaluating the Urinalysis with Disease Conditions 139

11. Adrenal Function and Testing 151

12. Blood Gas 167

13. Coagulation 175

14. Emergency Diagnostics—A Discussion of Shock and Clinical Diagnostics 183

15. Obtaining Samples from Different Body Systems and Evaluating Cytology 193

Appendix A: Tables 207

Appendix B: Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team DVD Instructions 237

Appendix C: Case Worksheet for Clinical Pathology Cases 247

Additional Resources 257

Glossary 259

Index 271

Cases – See companion DVD

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