Master the role and responsibilities of the veterinary assistant! Elsevier’s Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive overview of all the skills you need to begin a career as a veterinary assistant. NAVTA-approved guidelines help in learning to assist in laboratory and radiographic procedures, properly restraining animals, setting up equipment and supplies, cleaning and maintaining practice facilities, feeding and exercising patients, collecting samples, handling and dispensing medications, grooming patients, and record keeping. From respected veterinary educator Margi Sirois, this book covers everything you need to know to pass the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) exam and succeed in clinical practice. NEW! Basic coverage of large animals is included throughout the book, preparing you for the veterinary assistant’s increasing role in large animal care. NEW! Additional radiographic positioning images in the Diagnostic Imaging chapter demonstrate the proper positioning for specific radiographic techniques.