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No other quick reference comes close to Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats at providing you with the information you need, when you need it! Like getting six books in one, this third edition is completely updated and features dozens of all-new chapters to keep you ahead of the latest topics. Plus, you get free online access to a fully searchable version of the book, including all of the images, bonus chapters, dozens of clinical video clips, a drug formulary, and 150 client education sheets in both English and Spanish. With this amazing print and online duo, you can keep the book at the office and access the online content on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop any time, any place - all for one low price!

  • Six-books-in-one offers invaluable content, such as diseases and disorders; procedures and techniques; differential diagnosis; laboratory tests; clinical algorithms; and drug formulary.
    • Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features more than 800 topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information.
    • Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 118 important clinical procedures.
    • Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 286 different clinical disorders.
    • Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 168 lab tests.
    • Section V: Clinical Algorithms delivers 91 diagnostic and treatment algorithms, or roadmaps, that help guide students through the steps of clinical assessment and treatment planning.
    • NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary offers dosages and other relevant information for more than 500 medications, including dozens of new medications to keep students apprised of the latest remedies available.
  • Technician Tips cover more than 800 diseases and disorders that are especially relevant to the tech’s daily experience in the clinic.
  • Hundreds of expert international contributing authors ensure the information is the most accurate and up-to-date.
  • 150 client education handouts are included online and available in English or Spanish.
  • Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information.
  • NEW! Dozens of all-new chapters keep you up to date on the latest topics, including:
    • methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections
    • exercise-induced collapse of Labrador retrievers
    • lymphoma rescue therapy
    • acute coccygeal myopathy
    • delayed postoperative hemorrhage in greyhounds
    • phalangeal disorders
    • benzodiazepine toxicosis
    • carpal flexural deformity of puppies and kittens
    • portal vein thrombosis
    • fibrotic myopathy of the caudal thigh muscles
    • iron toxicosis
    • FAST/TFAST ultrasound exams
    • urethral stent placement
    • lipoma
  • NEW! Clinical guidance has been added to diseases and disorders chapters to help you select appropriate tests and treatments for each patient.
  • NEW! 148 bonus online-only chapters on less common topics or topics already covered in detail in other chapters provide additional information that’s available around the clock.
  • NEW! 56 two-column tables in the popular Differential Diagnosis section includes the differential diagnosis list on one side and distinguishing characteristics and other ways of working through the differential on the other.
  • NEW! Dozens of real-life video clips demonstrate important findings that static images cannot convey, such as characteristic lamenesses and ultrasound findings.
  • NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary includes dozens of new medications to keep you apprised of available remedies.
  • NEW! Enhanced electronic image collection offers accurate depictions of procedures and clarification of complex concepts, particularly ophthalmologic and dermatologic conditions.
  • NEW! Extensive cross referencing throughout the text offers quick access to all pertinent information through the linking of one chapter to another at junctures where they may be most useful.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathryn L Wycislo, DVM, DACVP (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This concise yet complete compilation of the multitude of diseases encountered by small animal practitioners updates the first edition published in 2007. Algorithms, explanation of techniques, interpretation of laboratory tests, a drug formulary, and access to client handouts round out the book.
Purpose: The second edition is intended to improve upon the first edition without tinkering with what appealed to so many readers. By striving to create a balance among disease mechanisms, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, treatment recommendations, and outcome, the editor wanted readers to be able to say, "This is exactly what I wanted to know." The book accomplishes a feat that is quite difficult in veterinary medicine — presenting the useful information necessary for optimal and appropriate patient care while filtering out the extraneous information that can be quite useless to practitioners and students who need a quick but thorough review of a disease, behavioral issue, or technique.
Audience: While the editor does not specifically identify an audience, the book is appropriate for general small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students. This is a great resource for small animal practitioners at any level, from the new graduate to the general practitioner to the internal medicine resident. The format is ideal for third- and fourth-year veterinary students.
Features: Practically every disease process is covered in a mini-format that highlights the important aspect of the disease, along with how to appropriately diagnose and treat it. This part of the book is the most innovative, as it gives readers a 5- to 15-minute review that rarely lacks pertinent information. Algorithms, differential diagnoses lists, and explanations of laboratory tests present an additional level of information, along with many techniques and procedures. Helpful hints and some illustrations are scattered throughout. References appear at the end of each chapter. The one shortcoming of this book is that some of the less common or less important topics are covered primarily only on the website. While this is not a problem if the reader has access to a computer and adequate time to spend online, it potentially could pose a time nuisance for some students and practitioners.
Assessment: This is a great resource for veterinarians of all kinds and veterinary students. A real must-have! The editor has produced another succinct, thorough resource that rarely disappoints and has evolved appropriately from the first edition. I would refer to this book over Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Clinical Consult: Canine and Feline, 4th edition, Tilley and Smith (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) any day.
From the Publisher

"The consulting room bible."

Tomorrow's Vets, July 2011

"One suggestion is to go to the Elsevier listing and search the Table of Contents for a idea of the scope of this volume. It is truly impressive. I don't often give a book five stars, but this lofty volume deserves it."

Veterinary Information Network Review by Kathy Lyon; March 2011

"This text is a great overall reference for any veterinarian, veterinary or veterinary technician student, or credentialed veterinary technician. Everything you ever need to know about a disease, procedure or lab test is in this text. It is the perfect book for any personal or clinical veterinary library."

VSPN Review by Brandy Sprunger, CVT, RVT; October 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323036986
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1744
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 2.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Diseases and Disorders
Section II: Procedures and Techniques
Section III: Differential Diagnosis
Section IV: Laboratory Tests
Section V: Clinical Algorithms
Section VI: Drug Formulary
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