Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

by Bonnie Ballard
     
 

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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques…  See more details below

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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients.

This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint at wiley.com/go/ballard.

Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Kim Byrne, CVT (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book contains helpful information for veterinary technicians about exotic animals, including the importance of a good history and the ability to provide the client with accurate information. The first edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide veterinary technicians with important information about a variety of species commonly seen in exotic practice, reflecting changes since the first edition in 2003. There are many cat/dog practices that would like to expand to exotics and this book would be helpful to the technicians.
Audience: It is written for veterinary technicians with little experience with exotic animals, but it also would be helpful for students and beginning practitioners.
Features: The book covers all aspects of seeing exotic species, including the importance of handling and restraint, emergencies, and anesthesia and surgery. It also discusses how to obtain blood samples in birds and reptiles and how to interpret the cells. The color hematology photos are helpful. This will be useful as a reference for technicians who routinely get phone calls from clients with questions about their exotic pets.
Assessment: This will be useful for technicians who do not currently see exotics. It also would be good to keep a copy in our small animal emergency room for our interns as a reference and in our ZooMed section as well as The Wildlife Medical Clinic for veterinary students.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kim Byrne, CVT (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book contains helpful information for veterinary technicians about exotic animals, including the importance of a good history and the ability to provide the client with accurate information. The first edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide veterinary technicians with important information about a variety of species commonly seen in exotic practice, reflecting changes since the first edition in 2003. There are many cat/dog practices that would like to expand to exotics and this book would be helpful to the technicians.
Audience: It is written for veterinary technicians with little experience with exotic animals, but it also would be helpful for students and beginning practitioners.
Features: The book covers all aspects of seeing exotic species, including the importance of handling and restraint, emergencies, and anesthesia and surgery. It also discusses how to obtain blood samples in birds and reptiles and how to interpret the cells. The color hematology photos are helpful. This will be useful as a reference for technicians who routinely get phone calls from clients with questions about their exotic pets.
Assessment: This will be useful for technicians who do not currently see exotics. It also would be good to keep a copy in our small animal emergency room for our interns as a reference and in our ZooMed section as well as The Wildlife Medical Clinic for veterinary students.
From the Publisher
"This book contains helpful information for veterinary technicians about exotic animals, including the importance of a good history and the ability to provide the client with accurate information. It is written for veterinary technicians with little experience with exotic animals, but it also would be helpful for students and beginning practitioners." (Doody's, July 2010)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118682425
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
30 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Bonnie Ballard has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, starting as a veterinary assistant, becoming a technician in 1979, and earning a DVM in 1994. In 1997, she began to develop the veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College. The program received a full AVMA program accreditation in 2000. Dr. Ballard currently is the program's director and one of two full time faculty members. She also practices small animal and exotic medicine at Winder Animal Hospital in Winder, Georgia.

Ryan Cheek, graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 1999 with an AAT in veterinary technology. After completing an internship at the ZooAtlanta Veterinary Hospital, he went to work at Avalon Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He also holds a part0time faculty position at Gwinnett Technical College, where he is a lab assistant and teaches exotic animal medicine. Mr. Cheek enjoys keeping reptiles and teaching children about them.

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