Sirois: Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology 3rd edition

Now in full color, Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions emphasize the technician's role and responsibilities in each procedure, and dozens of new summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Written by experienced vet tech educator Margi Sirois, this edition offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations.

Key Features
  • Comprehensive coverage includes the entire scope of competencies reflecting today's veterinary technology practice.
  • 82 illustrated, step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques.
  • Clinical discussions of the technician's role are emphasized in every procedure.
  • Expert authors are qualified vet tech educators who understand your needs and write in a clear, concise style.

New to this edition
  • New Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine chapter helps you integrate physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into practice.
  • Expanded coverage of exotics includes handling, restraint, and examination procedures for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife.
  • Over 900 full-color photos and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures, making these easier to learn.
  • More tables and boxes summarize key information, to simplify the learning of complex material.

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

Product Details

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 3 edition (December 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323073867
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323073868
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $82.95

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