Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians
By  Andrea M. Battaglia, Andrea M. Steele
3rd Edition
Master the veterinary technician’s role in caring for pets requiring emergency and critical care! Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd Edition provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Each treatment technique is described in step-by-step detail and illustrated in full color. To prepare you for the veterinary practice setting, a team approach is emphasized. This edition adds even more value with two new chapters and easy-to-apply medical math and scenario-based exercises. Written by experienced veterinary technicians Andrea Battaglia and Andrea Steele, this practical resource prepares you for success in animal hospital emergency departments and veterinary practices!
  • Comprehensive coverage of pain management, respiratory emergencies, and urologic emergencies provides cutting-edge treatment options for a wide variety of commonly seen presenting problems.
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific procedures and techniques help you successfully perform key assessment and treatment techniques.
  • UPDATED coverage of equipment and techniques includes the latest information on basic lab equipment, fluid therapy, and oxygen therapy.
  • Equipment lists for procedures ensure that you will have the appropriate tools on hand for each type of emergency situation.
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on important content and allow easier lookup of topics.
  • Technician Notes highlight specific procedures, with at-a-glance guidelines including diagrams, photos, and detailed instructions.
  • The Art of Scheduling chapter offers solutions for managing difficult overnight shift and rotation schedules.
  • NEW Emergency Receiving and Client Communication in an Emergency chapters provide you with tools to improve your communication and gain client trust during stressful emergency situations.
  • NEW! Scenario-based training exercises challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to real-life emergency situations.
  • NEW! An Evolve companion website includes medical math exercises and scenarios, offering additional practice to help you prepare for the VTNE and find success in emergency and critical care settings.
  • NEW! High-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict the clinical signs encountered in emergency and critical care.
  • NEW! Technician Notes emphasize important, need-to-know information in a concise format.
  • NEW! Medical Math exercises provide extra practice to help you improve your math skills.

Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears

Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears
By  Amy C. Valenciano, Rick Cowell, Theresa Rizzi, Ronald D. Tyler
1st Edition
An illustrated guide to the morphology of blood cells, Atlas of Canine and Feline Peripheral Blood Smears covers patient assessment for common hematologic disorders and diseases in dogs and cats. Over 1,000 full-color photomicrographs depict abnormalities within each blood cell line, with multiple pictures of each morphologic abnormality and variations in their appearance. Written by pathology experts Amy Valenciano, Rick Cowell, Theresa Rizzi, and Ronald Tyler, this concise reference will enhance your skills as you interpret blood smears and recognize hematological cellular response to inflammation, infection, and toxicity.
  • Over 1,000 photomicrographs facilitate microscopic analysis and interpretation of the cellular components of the blood.
  • Full-color, high-resolution images facilitate identification of different blood cell types, numbers, anomalies and conditions.
  • Multiple representations of morphologic abnormalities aid in recognition of conditions where variations in appearance commonly occur.
  • Practical information includes an overview of laboratory methods, equipment and supplies, sample collection, staining and handling, and diagnostic interpretation of blood smears.
  • Coverage of 125 topics ranges from the morphology of erythrocytes to chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • Spiral binding allows the book to lay open next to the microscope, making it a quick and easy reference while on the job.

Black's Veterinary Dictionary

Black's Veterinary Dictionary
By Edward Boden, Anthony Andrews
22 Edition 
Is much more than a list of veterinary terms; its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. For the 22nd edition new and updated information has been included; entries on dogs, cats, rabbits, exotic animals and breeds of farm animals have been extended; and details of the Pet Travel Service, which has largely replaced quarantine for dogs and cats, have been updated. The re-emergence of old problems such as bovine tuberculosis and the appearance of new ones such as avian flu, bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus are among the thousands of topics covered.

Practical Clinical Epidemiology for the Veterinarian

Practical Clinical Epidemiology for the Veterinarian
By Aurora Villarroel
2015 Edition
Situates epidemiological concepts within the context of daily clinical practice.  The book’s thorough coverage of the fundamentals of epidemiology is well supported throughout by examples from published reference papers, showing the topic’s relevance to the practicing veterinarian.  Eminently practical, this book demonstrates the application of epidemiology to the real-life problems faced in the veterinary clinic by both small and large animal practitioners. 
Using an easy-to-follow approach, the book provides concise and straightforward information, with graphs, flowcharts, and tables to illustrate the topics described.  With many clinical examples focusing on companion animal medicine, Practical Clinical Epidemiology for the Veterinarian is an easy-to-use resource for practitioners and students. 
Key features
  • Examines epidemiology from the lens of daily clinical practice to offer a truly practical approach
  • Demonstrates the relevance of epidemiology to clinical problems faced in the field using practical examples to clarify the concepts
  • Includes clinical cases from all species, with an emphasis on small animal and equine medicine, to demonstrate the concepts
  • Uses an easy-to-read approach, with graphs, flowcharts, and tables to promote understanding
  • Includes access to a companion website with exercises for study and review.

Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents

Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents 
By Estella Böhmer
2015 Edition
Is a practical guide aimed at helping clinicians successfully diagnose and treat dental problems in rabbits and rodents within their own surgeries. With over two-thirds of small mammals presenting with tooth related problems, there is great potential to enhance the treatment offered to the owners of these species. Focusing on innovative diagnostics using normal radiographic machines as well as specific positioning techniques, radiographs are presented with reference lines and detailed annotations. Richly illustrated with high quality photographs, pathological findings are described before selection of appropriate therapy and treatment is discussed.
Key features include:
  • Covers the dental anatomy and physiology of all small mammal species commonly kept as pets.
  • Intraoral radiography and innovative positioning for imaging the guinea pig and chinchilla dentitions are described, enabling the practitioner to visualize each tooth in detail.
  • Once a diagnosis has been reached, selection of different treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical technique are discussed.
  • Offers helpful directives for approaching and treating dental disease without the need for referral to a specialist or the use of expensive equipment.