Principles and practice of veterinary technology
Principles and practice of veterinary technology
5th ed., 684 pages, 865 ill., Elsevier, February 2023
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Develop strong critical thinking and independent work skills! Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology, 5th Edition features more than 80 illustrated, step-by-step procedures that emphasize the technician’s roles and responsibilities for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. This edition includes expanded coverage of complementary medicine, critical care, pet health insurance, and toxicology. Plus, dozens of summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information.
Key Features
  • Step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques, presenting complex procedures clearly and preparing you to master the essential skills required to become a successful veterinary technician.
  • Clinical discussions clearly delineate the technician’s role, enabling you to focus on your roles and responsibilities in every aspect of practice.
  • Summary tables and boxes throughout the text condense complex, vital information, drawing your attention to key information and making it easy to understand.

  • Part 1: Foundations of Veterinary Practice
    1. Overview of Veterinary Technology
    2. Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues in Veterinary Medicine
    3. Practice Management
    4. Medical Terminology
    Part 2: Veterinary Diagnostics
    5. Diagnostic Imaging
    6. Hematology and Hemostasis
    7. Clinical Chemistry and Serology
    8. Microbiology, Cytology, and Urinalysis
    9. Parasitology
    Part 3: Veterinary Therapeutics
    10. Pharmacology and Pharmacy
    11. Pathology, Response to Disease, and Preventive Medicine
    12. Management of Wounds, Fractures, and Other Injuries
    13. Veterinary Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Anesthetic Nursing
    14. Principles of Surgical Nursing
    15. Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusion
    16. Emergency and Critical Care
    17. Small Animal Dentistry
    18. Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine
    Part 4: Animal Care and Husbandry
    19. Animal Behavior
    20. Physical Restraint
    21. Patient History and Physical Examination
    22. Nutrition
    23. Nursing Care of Dogs and Cats
    24. Nursing Care of Horses
    25. Nursing Care of Production Animals, Camelids, and Ratites
    25. Nursing Care of Production Animals
    26. Nursing Care of Companion Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians
    27. Nursing Care of Orphaned and Injured Wild Animals
    28. Nursing Care of Laboratory Animals

Margi Sirois
Program Director, Veterinary Technician Program
Ashworth College
Norcross, GA, USA
Ann Wortinger
BIS, LVT, VTS, (ECC)(SAIM)(Nutrition), Elite FFCP
Veterinary Technology Programm
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC, USA

Item Code: INFER142
ISBN: 9780323832168
Weigth: 2000 g
Species: All species
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
VAT: VAT Exempt