Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals and Applications provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. Beginning with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, the book progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There is a section on animal production and management covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in each chapter to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice. Robust instructor support materials are also provided including an instructor's guide, presentations on PowerPoint, and a testbank.
PART I. OFFICE PROCEDURES. 1. Veterinary Medical Terminology and Abbreviations. 2. Veterinary Medical Records. 3. Scheduling and Appointments 4. Computer and Keyboarding skills. 5. Veterinary Office Management. 6. Communication and Client Relations. 7. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues. PART II. VETERINARY ANIMAL PRODUCTION. 8. Dog Production Management. 9. Cat Production Management. 10. Avian Production Management. 11. Pocket Pet Production Management. 12. Rabbit Production Management. 13. Reptile and Amphibian Production Management. 14. Ornamental Fish Production Management. 15. Wildlife Production Management. 16. Zoo and Exotic Animal Production Management. 17. Laboratory Animal Production Management. 18. Beef Cattle Production Management. 19. Dairy Cattle Production Management 20. Equine Production Management. 21. Draft animal Production Management. 22. Swine Production Management. 23. Sheep Production Management. 24. Goat Production Management. 25. Poultry Production Management. 26. Aquaculture Production Management. PART III. CLINICAL PROCEDURES. 27. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Animals. 28. Veterinary Restraint Procedures. 29. Veterinary Safety. 30. Sanitation and Asepsis Techniques. 31. Animal Nutrition. 32. Animal Diseases and Zoonosis. 33. Animal Behavior. 34. Patient History and Physical Exam. 35. Examination Procedures. 36. Hospital Procedures. 37. Grooming Practices. PART IV. Nursing Assistance. 38. Equipment Identification and Maintenance. 39. Patient Preparation. 40. Nursing Assistant Procedures. 41. Bandaging Techniques. 42. Animal First Aid and CPR. PART V. LABORATORY PROCEDURES. 43. Laboratory Sample Handling and Collection. 44. Urinalysis Evaluation. 45. Fecal Analysis Procedures. 46. Hematology Procedures. 47. Maintaining Laboratory Logs. PART VI. RADIOLOGY AND PHARMACY PROCEDURES. 48. Radiographic Chart and Safety Techniques. 49. Radiographic Positioning. 50. Developing and Process Radiographs. 51. Radiographic Equipment Care and Maintenance. 52. Pharmacology Procedures. 53. Labeling and Handling of medications. 54. Handling Hazardous Wastes. 55. Vaccine and Pharmacology Agents. PART VII. SURGICAL ASSISTING. 56. Surgical Preparation. 57. Surgical instrument identification and maintenance. 58. Patient Preparation and Aseptic Techniques. 59. Surgical Assisting Techniques. 60. Surgical Room Care and Sanitation. 61. Anesthesiology Procedures. APPENDIX.
Series: Veterinary Technology Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 22nd June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 2.25
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised