Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology / Edition 3

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This outstanding veterinary technology book, formerly authored by Paul W. Pratt, is back and better than ever in a new second edition from Margi Sirois! Sirois has transformed the authoritative information from the first edition into a comprehensive and user-friendly resource with her unique insights as both an educator and a registered veterinary technician. The result is an indispensable reference book that covers every aspect of veterinary technology practice -- from career development to patient care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323073868
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 94,833
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview of Veterinary Technology 3
2 Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues in Veterinary Medicine 8
3 Practice Management 21
4 Human Interaction in the Veterinary Workplace 43
5 Veterinary Medical Terminology 67
6 Anatomy and Physiology 77
7 Nutrition 121
8 Pathology and Response to Disease 151
9 Pharmacology and Pharmacy 163
10 Behavior 184
11 Hematology and Hemostasis 199
12 Clinical Chemistry and Serology 227
13 Microbiology, Cytology, and Urinalysis 248
14 Veterinary Parasitology 276
15 Preventive Medicine 307
16 Physical Restraint 323
17 Patient History and Physical Examination 345
18 Diagnostic Imaging 358
19 Anesthesia and Perioperative Analgesia 387
20 Principles of Surgical Nursing 421
21 Emergency and Critical Care 453
22 Management of Wounds, Fractures, and Other Injuries 471
23 Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusions 488
24 Dentistry 513
25 Nursing Care of Dogs and Cats 537
26 Nursing Care of Horses 569
27 Nursing Care of Food Animals, Camelids, and Ratites 585
28 Nursing Care of Cage Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians 612
29 Nursing Care of Orphaned and Injured Wild Animals 653
30 Nursing Care of Small Mammals 659
Index 671
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