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BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing : BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association - Barbara Cooper

BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association

By: Barbara Cooper (Editor), Elizabeth Mullineaux (Editor), Lynn Turner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th October 2011
ISBN: 9781905319268
Number Of Pages: 968

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The new edition of this classic core textbook has been fully updated to reflect the current syllabus, including equine content for the first time, while retaining additional useful chapters that are no longer covered in the syllabus. Each chapter includes learning objectives and self assessment questions. There are new chapters on professional responsibilities, professional development and learning.


  • Anatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparison
  • Stand-alone chapter on nursing models, with clinical application examples
  • New chapter on professional responsibilities, regulation and ethics
  • Up-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations 
  • Appendix on study skills
  • Specially commissioned new drawings
  • Addresses equine species as required by VN core units, including details on anatomy, handling, stabling, feeding, bandaging, radiography, reproduction and anaesthesia

Industry Reviews

?Not only will student veterinary nurses find it excellent value in content and price, I expect that both qualified veterinary nurses and vets will view it as an invaluable addition to the practice library.?  (Veterinary Record, 16 June 2012)

"This is the book that every nurse should have, be they a student nurse, a qualified nurse, an older qualified nurse and even some vets to bring them bang up to date with all the latest techniques and good standards of nursing care." (Veterinary Practice, 1 February 2012)


Professional responsibilities, regulation and the ethics of veterinary nursing; Principles of health and safety; Anatomy and physiology; Genetics; Infection and immunity; Elementary microbiology; Elementary parasitology; Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics and dispensing; Client communication and practice organization; Animal handling, restraint and transport; Small animal behaviour and training; Maintaining animal accommodation; Nutrition and feeding; The nursing process, nursing models and care plans; Observation and assessment of the patient; Essential patient care; Principles of general nursing; Diagnostic imaging; Laboratory diagnostic aids; Medical disorders of dogs and cats and their nursing; Small animal first aid and emergencies; Small animal fluid therapy; Anaesthesia and analgesia; Theatre practice; Small animal surgical nursing; Reproduction, obstetric and paediatric nursing; Dentistry; Appendices; Index

ISBN: 9781905319268
ISBN-10: 1905319266
Series: BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 968
Published: 28th October 2011
Publisher: British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.8 x 21.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 2.77
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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