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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.
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Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing

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Overview

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.
  • Provides detailed explanations for nearly 4000 definitions, ensuring that all aspects of the curriculum are covered
  • Useful line diagrams aid learning and understanding
  • Focuses on terms relevant to companion and pet animals - including exotics, terms from the equine field, animal behaviour, etc
  • Appendices provide a quick reference source for frequently needed data
  • Fully updated throughout retaining the focus of defining terms relative to veterinary nursing
  • Inclusion of 2nd colour to enhance user-friendliness and navigability
  • Inclusion of new terms in: equine, animal behaviour, alternative medicine and expand the terms on exotics
  • Inclusion of colour plates showing blood cells
  • Inclusion of new drug names and listing useful websites in the appendices for the most-up-to-date information on this

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Larissa A. Hautekeete
This is a good reference in typical alphabetical format of biological and veterinary terms. It also includes several useful appendixes for veterinary professionals. The purpose is to provide a dictionary for veterinary nurses that will aid in understanding terms and provide frequently required information. The objective is broad and worhtwhile, since most medical dictionaries may be too in depth or human-oriented for veterinary nurses. This book meets the authors' objective. It is targeted at small animal veterinary nurses and nursing students, although other veterinary paraprofessionals may find it useful. It is written at an appropriate level for veterinary companion animal nurses without specific specialization. The authors are veterinarians involved in veterinary nursing certification and teaching programs, thus authorities on terminology veterinary nurses need to know. The majority of the book is a dictionary of veterinary terms including some abbreviations, prefixes, and suffixes. There are several appendixes included covering clinical norms for companion animals, as well as biological data and mathematical formulae that are useful to veterinary professionals. Anatomical and surgical terms are ocvered as well. A potential shortcoming is that this book is targeted for a British audience and some of the language may be unfamiliar to American technicians or students. This dictionary would make a good reference tool in a clinical setting for veterinary paraprofessionals. Unlike several books on veterinary terminology, it is not a primer for learning Latin prefixes and applying them to veterinary terms. This book's scope is more appropriate for companion animal practice and routine usethan more human-oriented or all-inclusive dictionaries. I would recommend this book, despite its British English, as a good reference book for veterinary technicians and technical students.
Booknews
Two British veterinary surgeons have prepared this dictionary which is intended as a reference for veterinary nurses as well as veterinary office staff. It offers concise definitions of 3,500- plus terms relative to the nursing care of small animals. Fifteen appendices present some basic information about cat and dog breeds, weights, obstetrical data, and vaccinations, among other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Reviewer: Larissa A. Hautekeete, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a good reference in typical alphabetical format of biological and veterinary terms. It also includes several useful appendixes for veterinary professionals.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a dictionary for veterinary nurses that will aid in understanding terms and provide frequently required information. The objective is broad and worhtwhile, since most medical dictionaries may be too in depth or human-oriented for veterinary nurses. This book meets the authors' objective.
Audience: It is targeted at small animal veterinary nurses and nursing students, although other veterinary paraprofessionals may find it useful. It is written at an appropriate level for veterinary companion animal nurses without specific specialization. The authors are veterinarians involved in veterinary nursing certification and teaching programs, thus authorities on terminology veterinary nurses need to know.
Features: The majority of the book is a dictionary of veterinary terms including some abbreviations, prefixes, and suffixes. There are several appendixes included covering clinical norms for companion animals, as well as biological data and mathematical formulae that are useful to veterinary professionals. Anatomical and surgical terms are ocvered as well. A potential shortcoming is that this book is targeted for a British audience and some of the language may be unfamiliar to American technicians or students.
Assessment: This dictionary would make a good reference tool in a clinical setting for veterinary paraprofessionals. Unlike several books on veterinary terminology, it is not a primer for learning Latin prefixes and applying them to veterinary terms. This book's scope is more appropriate for companion animal practice and routine use than more human-oriented or all-inclusive dictionaries. I would recommend this book, despite its British English, as a good reference book for veterinary technicians and technical students.
From the Publisher
"Where this book scores over similar reference works is in the user-friendly way that individual words and phrases are explained, rather than simply defined.

'... a very useful study aid for student veterinary nurses (both in practice or on the BSc course) and will also provide useful reference for veterinary receptionists." Caroline Fox, Veterinary Nursing Times, July 2004


3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702037689
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences UK
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 316
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Dictionary

Appendices:

Temperature, pulse and respiratory rates for various species

Biochemistry parameters for dogs and cats

Normal parameters for urine for dogs and cats

Haematology parameters for dogs and cats

Zoonotic diseases

Biological data of smaller pets

Information on caring for smaller animals

Obstetrical information for different species

Mathematical formulae for use in veterinary nursing

Converting body weight in kilograms and pounds into body surface area in metres squared

Infectious disease of dogs and cats

Current vaccination schedules for dogs and cats

Average weights for common breeds of dog

Anaesthetic factors for dogs and cats

Gas cylinder colour coding (UK only)

Dog breeds and coat colours

Cat breeds and coat colours

Veterinary qualifications: interpretations of letters after names

Useful addresses
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