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Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications, 1st Edition

  • Beth Vanhorn, AS, CVT Dauphin County Technical School, Veterinary Assistant Program
  • Robert Clark, PhD Administrative Director - Dauphin County Technical School
  • ISBN-10: 1435453875  |  ISBN-13: 9781435453876
  • 960 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.50
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers all skill areas from office to clinical procedures.
  • Takes a competency-based approach in which all skills are presented in a step-by-step format.
  • A complete section on animal production and management: from companion animals to large and exotic animals.
  • Robust instructor supplements offered online include: an instructor’s manual, lesson plans, concept maps, instructor presentations on PowerPoint, and a testbank.
  • Additional exercises and handouts are also available on the online companion which can be used as additional assignments.

Table of Contents

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.

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Bundle: Text + Veterinary Assisting CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133622984  | ISBN-13: 9781133622987

List Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $121.50

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ISBN-10:  1305605446 | ISBN-13:  9781305605442

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111311056 | ISBN-13: 9781111311056)

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Veterinary CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840020988 | ISBN-13: 9780840020987)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1435453891 | ISBN-13: 9781435453890)

Robust instructor supplements offered online include: an instructor’s manual, lesson plans, concept maps, instructor presentations on PowerPoint, and a testbank. Additional exercises and handouts are also available on the online companion which can be used as additional assignments.

Student Supplements

Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111311056 | ISBN-13: 9781111311056)

List Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

Veterinary CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0840020988 | ISBN-13: 9780840020987)

Cengage Learning's Agriscience CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with VETERINARY ASSISTING FUNDAMENTALS & APPLICATIONS, 1st Edition.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Beth Vanhorn, AS, CVT

Beth Vanhorn is a certified veterinary technician with more than 10 years of professional experience. When hired by the Dauphin County Technical School in 2005, she quickly got to work by outlining a curriculum for the Veterinary Assistant Program. Additionally, Vanhorn spearheads the Vet Science Club, an after-school organization for current and future students.

Robert Clark, PhD

Dr. Robert Clark is an Administrative Director for Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS), and the developer of the school’s urban agricultural program. Upon realizing that there was no industry-recognized credential for veterinary assistants, he worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to lay the groundwork for this innovative program that could answer the need for credentialing.