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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, 4th Edition

  • Janet Amundson Romich Madison Area Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 113312576X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133125761
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2000
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.25
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About

Overview

Providing the ultimate terminology reference for veterinary assistants and technicians, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, 4e provides an engaging approach to learning medical terms and understanding basic principles of veterinary medicine. This user-friendly book delivers a unique pedagogical presentation that makes it a comprehensive learning resource. Its systematic approach to learning the parts of medical terms enables students to understand basic medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills in determining the meaning of new medical terms. Focusing on how medical terms are formed, analyzed, and defined, the book discusses anatomical landmarks, the positioning of animals, and the relationships between body parts. It also introduces terms used in the animal industry. Case studies illustrate how medical terminology is experienced in real-world practice, and an audio wordlist enables students to hear the terms they are learning. In addition, the Fourth Edition features greatly expanded artwork.

Features and Benefits

  • Widely popular with instructors and students alike, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY delivers concise yet thorough coverage of key concepts--providing a practical resource for learners as well as vets, techs, and others working in the field.
  • An expansive collection of full-color artwork brings terminology to life, enabling students to visualize difficult concepts.
  • Each chapter now begins with an overview to help students see the big picture of how the terminology relates.
  • Biology Bonuses throughout each chapter help students correlate terminology and animal physiology.
  • At the end of every chapter, Critical Thinking exercises include open-ended review questions and "fill in the blank" exercises with root words that help reinforce learning and sharpen students' analytical skills.
  • Additional case studies have been added to the skeletal and muscle chapter.
  • Includes a comprehensive instructor resource package that includes power point presentations, an instructor's manual, a computerized testbank, an image library, syllabus, and lesson plans.

Table of Contents

1. Ready, Set, Go.
2. Where, Why, What.
3. Meat and Bones.
4. Head and Toe (And All Parts in Between).
5. What is in a Name?
6. Gut Instincts.
7. Null and Void.
8. Have a Heart.
9. A Breath of Fresh Air.
10. Skin Deep.
11. The Great Communicator.
12. 1 + 1 = 3 (or More).
13. Nerves of Steel.
14. Seeing and Hearing.
15. Feed and Protect Me.
16. Testing, Testing.
17. Drugs and Dissection.
18. Like Cats and Dogs.
19. Horse Sense.
20. Make Room for Ruminants.
21. Hog Haven.
22. Birds of a Feather.
23. All the Rest.
Appendices.
Index.

What's New

  • The Fourth Edition includes greatly expanded artwork. The additional images offer greater clarity for students, serve as review illustrations for other courses, and can be used as a reference in professional practice.
  • Each chapter now begins with an overview to help students see the big picture of how the terminology relates.
  • Biology Bonuses throughout each chapter help students correlate terminology and animal physiology.
  • At the end of every chapter, Critical Thinking exercises include open-ended review questions and "fill in the blank" exercises with root words that help reinforce learning and sharpen students' analytical skills.
  • Additional case studies have been added to the skeletal and muscle chapter.

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Student Supplements

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List Price = $166.95  | CengageBrain Price = $166.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $166.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Janet Amundson Romich

Janet Romich, a longtime veterinarian, teaches a variety of science-based courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2004 for use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list, and fundraising efforts. She is also an IACUC member for a hospital research facility and received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2007 for her contributions to the education of veterinary technician students and in promoting the use of veterinary technicians in the workplace. Dr. Romich is also the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2e and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES as well as a co-author on DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She remains active in veterinary practice through her relief practice, where she works in both small- and mixed-animal practices.