'... 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
Dictionary of Veterinary Nursingby Denis Richard Lane, Sue Guthrie
The new edition of this best selling dictionary has been expanded and updated with over 400 new definitions and many new illustrations. Aimed specifically at the veterinary nursing profession, additional information includes frequently needed data such as normal physical parameters, infectious diseases, zoonoses, calculation conversions, and more making this
The new edition of this best selling dictionary has been expanded and updated with over 400 new definitions and many new illustrations. Aimed specifically at the veterinary nursing profession, additional information includes frequently needed data such as normal physical parameters, infectious diseases, zoonoses, calculation conversions, and more making this a comprehensive quick reference source for the busy practitioner.
• 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
• Appendices provide a quick reference source for frequently needed data
• Nearly 400 new definitions
• 25 new line illustrations
• Revised appendices
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.
- Elsevier Health Sciences
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