Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book


Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702070777
Category: Medical
Page: 166
View: 4845
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Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing


Author: Hilary Orpet,Perdi Welsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111827945X
Category: Medical
Page: 312
View: 937
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Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essential guidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high quality nursing care and skills. Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically, using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary team ensure the most successful outcomes in animal care. Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nurses and technicians at all stages of their training and career, this will be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference in clinic. Contents include: The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment of the patient, managing the hospital environment, managing the operating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergency procedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutrition and radiographic exposures. Key features: •Gives clinical advice quickly and simply •Written by authors with many years experience of veterinary nurse training and education •Contains essential calculations •Illustrated in colour throughout

Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians


Author: Boyce P. Wanamaker,Kathy Massey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291708
Category: Medical
Page: 544
View: 9207
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Now in full color, Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition shows you how to administer prescribed drugs to animals, calculate drug dosages accurately, and instruct clients about side effects and precautions. Coverage of drug information includes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse effects. An Evolve companion website enhances the book with narrated videos demonstrating drug administration techniques, animations of pharmacologic processes, dosage calculation exercises, and much more. Written by veterinary technology experts Boyce Wanamaker and Kathy Lockett Massey, this resource provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed as a vet tech! Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper administration techniques for common drug forms. Body systems organization provides a logical sequence of study, followed by anti-infectives, antiparasitics, anti-inflammatory agents, and others. Dosage calculation exercises provide practice immediately after new information is presented. Proprietary drug names are listed with generic drug names, highlighting drugs with generic options. Review questions reinforce understanding of key concepts, with answers located in the back of the book. An Evolve companion website provides drug administration videos, drug calculators with accompanying word problems, photos of drug labels, animations of pharmacologic processes, and dosage calculation exercises. Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter make studying easier. Technician Notes provide useful hints and important reminders to help you avoid common errors and increase your efficiency. UNIQUE Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control chapter offers practical tips relating to vendor types, communicating with sales representatives, and using veterinary practice management software. Now in full color, UPDATED drug information keeps you current with the latest pharmacologic agents and their uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms. NEW coverage of stem cell treatment in Immunologic Drugs chapter addresses scientific advances in this area. UPDATED fluid therapy chapter explains the role of parenteral fluids, oral fluids, and nutritional products in drug therapy.

Common Diseases of Companion Animals


Author: Alleice Summers
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323101275
Category: Medical
Page: 602
View: 3332
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Gain quick access to the most common diseases that veterinary technicians encounter with Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 3rd Edition. This reference is divided into sections by species, with chapters in each section organized by body system. Each disease is presented in monograph form, with clinical signs, diagnostic laboratory work-up, treatment options, and client information to ensure the information you need is always at hand. Well-organized content presents diseases in a consistent, monograph style, including description, clinical signs, laboratory work-up, treatment, medications, after care, client information, and prevention. Diseases organized by body system enables you to quickly refer to the most accurate information. Coverage of the common diseases veterinary technicians are likely to encounter in practice keeps you up-to-date with the diseases and disorders you are most likely to assist in diagnosing and managing. Clearly defined role of the technician helps you understand what is expected of you as a working professional. Tech Alerts emphasize key information on the process of caring for pets. NEW! Introductory chapter on pathophysiology provides information on the foundations of disease and the body’s response to disease before proceeding to the specific diseases of each system. NEW! Expanded nursing care sections include descriptions of changes in clinical signs with improvement or decline that will affect treatment, as well as more Tech Alerts to highlight the veterinary technician’s responsibilities. NEW! An increase in the number and variety of review questions, including open-ended critical thinking questions. NEW! Full-color design and illustration program reinforces what diseases look like — such as signs exhibited in the animal, in lab specimens, and in surgical corrections — and demonstrates techniques, such as urethral catheter placement in a female cat. NEW! Vet Tech Threads direct learning by outlining key terms, learning objectives, and the glossary. NEW! Pageburst eBook interactive features offer a dynamic learning environment.

Laboratory Manual for Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians


Author: Thomas P. Colville,Joanna M. Bassert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323356001
Category: Medical
Page: 512
View: 8511
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Learn to apply your A&P learning in the lab setting with Colville and Bassert’s Lab Manual for Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd Edition. This practical laboratory resource features a variety of activities, such as crossword puzzles, , terminology exercises, illustration identification and labeling, case presentations, and more to help reinforce your understanding of veterinary anatomy and physiology. The lab manual also features vivid illustrations, lists of terms and structures to be identified, and step-by-step dissection guides to walk you through the dissection process. Clinically-oriented learning exercises help readers become familiar with the language of anatomy and physiology as you identify structures and learn concepts. Clear step-by-step dissection instructions for complex organs such as the heart familiarize readers with the dissection process in a very visual, easy-to-understand format. Learning objectives, the clinical significance of the content, and lists of terms and structures to be identified appear at the beginning of each chapter. Comprehensive glossary appears at the end of the lab manual and provides accurate, concise. High quality, full color illustrations provides a firm understanding of the details of anatomic structure. Review activities and study exercises are included in every chapter to reinforce important information. Clinical Application boxes are threaded throughout the lab manual and demonstrate the clinical relevance of anatomic and physiologic principles. Companion Evolve site includes answers to the Test Yourself questions in the textbook and crossword puzzles. NEW! Overview at a Glance sections outline the main proficiencies of each chapter and include a list of all exercises in the chapter.

Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals


Author: Robert Bill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118682505
Category: Medical
Page: 448
View: 6292
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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Second Edition is an updated and revised version of the essential pocket-size reference for using math in the veterinary setting. Covering a range of topics from math fundamentals to drug prescription and dosing information, the book provides step-by-step instructions for calculating dosages, drip rates, concentrations, and other drug administration information. Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals is a useful guide for veterinary health care professionals, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.

Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses


Author: Ann Wortinger,Kara Burns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118811089
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 5327
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Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, Second Edition offers a thorough update and significant expansion of this easy-to-use introduction to veterinary nutrition and diet, with broader species coverage, a new section on nutritional management of disease, and many new chapters. • Provides a complete reference to veterinary nutrition, from the fundamentals to feeding companion animals of any age and health status • Adds information on nutrition in birds, small mammals, and horses to the existing dog and cat coverage • • Presents a new section on managing disease through nutrition, with 10 new disease chapters • Offers additional new chapters on nutritional calculations, types of pet foods, raw food diets, additives and preservatives, nutrition myths, nutritional support, and assisted feeding • Includes access to a companion website with case studies, review questions and answers, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint

Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians


Author: Terry Lake
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750656740
Category: Medical
Page: 116
View: 7529
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This reader-friendly guide helps veterinary nurses and technicians use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. Self-assessment questions, examples, logos, clinical hints and tips clarify important concepts and ensure that readers master everything they need to know about calculations in their day-to-day clinical environment. Content covers everything readers need to know about veterinary nursing calculations in a user-friendly format. All aspects of mathematics that apply to veterinary nursing and technology are clearly explained. Extensive illustrations clarify important points and help readers understand the material. Self-test sections, plus clinical hints and tips, ensure retention of core facts. Guidance on avoiding potential pitfalls and common errors is provided.

Mosby's Veterinary PDQ - E-Book

Veterinary Facts at Hand
Author: Margi Sirois
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323510248
Category: Medical
Page: 312
View: 9645
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Enter every examining room with confidence! Mosby’s Veterinary PDQ, 3rd Edition is the pocket-sized reference that provides you with quick access to hundreds of veterinary medicine facts, formulas, lab values, and procedures. Ideal for the clinical setting, coverage includes key topics such as pharmacology, math, animal care, common diseases, diagnostic procedures, imaging techniques, parasite identification, urinalysis, blood tests, and other lab work. This full-color new edition is divided into 10 easy-to-use sections, to help you quickly find what you need to deliver safe and efficient veterinary care. Valuable formulas, conversions, and lab values make it easy to look up the data needed to deliver safe and effective veterinary care. Full-color photos and line drawings illustrate procedures and tests, dental and surgical instruments, parasites, and urine and blood analysis. Quick-access format is organized into 10 tabbed, color-coded sections, and makes it easy to find facts quickly. Easily fits in the busy vet tech’s pocket, for ease of access and formatted to find facts quickly. Easy-to-read charts and tables provide quick access to key information that you’ll commonly use but rarely memorize. Spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat or keep it open to a page for quick reference. NEW! Current drug information covers the newest pharmacologic agents, ensuring that you are up to date with uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms. NEW! Information on dental imaging and breathing circuits keeps you up to date on the latest techniques and equipment. NEW! Coverage of the latest testing kits keeps you up-to-date on available products. UPDATED! Information on anesthesia monitoring provides the most up-to-date information on this important topic. NEW! Updated images prepare you to perform routine procedures.

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses


Author: Margaret C. Moore,Norman G. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118699769
Category: Medical
Page: 168
View: 6340
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This handy pocket book will help veterinary nurses with all types of calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to develop the reader's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Each type of calculation has its own separate section in the book and the authors have used the simplest possible method in explaining each one. The book is structured in such a way that the reader can progress from a simple explanation of the arithmetic principles involved, to the application of these principles to essential veterinary calculations. Qualified veterinary nurses and students alike will find this book an invaluable reference source, whether performing relevant veterinary calculations or studying for professional examinations.

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team


Author: Heather Prendergast
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291511
Category: Medical
Page: 496
View: 2952
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A complete guide to veterinary office management, Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, 2nd Edition focuses on the day-to-day front office skills you need to become a valuable member of the veterinary team. It covers duties ranging from scheduling appointments to billing and accounting, managing inventory and medical records, marketing, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and communicating effectively and compassionately with clients. This edition includes an updated chapter on pet health insurance and wellness programs as well as updated coverage of office procedures and technology. Step-by-step instructions simplify essential front office tasks! Comprehensive coverage of front office skills includes telephone skills, appointment scheduling, admitting and discharging patients, and communicating with clients. Coverage of clinical assisting ranges from examinations and history taking for patients to kennels and boarding procedures, as well as radiology and laboratory procedures. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues chapter helps you protect the practice, and run an office based on ethical principles. An Evolve companion website lets you practice front office tasks with exercises in bookkeeping/accounts receivable, appointment management, and charting. Downloadable working forms offer practice in completing sample checks, laboratory forms, and incident reports. Review questions and suggested activities reinforce important concepts presented in each chapter. Information on electronic banking and tax forms ensures that you adhere to the latest financial guidelines. Information on security in office communication covers the most current methods of safe, electronic communication. Practice Point boxes highlight practical information to remember while on the job. UPDATED Pet Health Insurance and Wellness Programs chapter describes how pet insurance and wellness programs may integrated into a successful business. UPDATED chapters include the most current information on team management, human resources, marketing, inventory management, and preparing and maintaining a budget. UPDATED coverage of technology and procedures includes new computer screen shots, new photos, revised What Would You Do/Not Do boxes addressing real-life situations, and a glossary, helping you make a smooth transition into the workplace.

Pathology & Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians


Author: Leland S. Shapiro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111782199
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 7398
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PATHOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2E is a great introduction for veterinary technicians who need pertinent information about pathology and parasitology, laying the groundwork for further study and practice. Clear-cut descriptions, case studies and methodologies prepare technicians for what they will experience in the practical setting. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of technical procedures, parasite life cycles, zoonotic potential, and diagnosis and treatment. Practical case studies and evaluation questions enable application of concepts. Extensive color images on the accompanying CD-ROM Image Library provide a detailed look at parasites and various pathologies. Additionally, this combined pathology and parasitology text will become an invaluable reference in a future work setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mammalian Anatomy: The Cat


Author: Aurora Sebastiani,Dale W. Fishbeck
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 161731000X
Category: Science
Page: 192
View: 2009
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This full-color dissection guide is intended for students taking Mammalian Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, General Biology, or Anatomy & Physiology courses and contains 175 photographs plus many full-color illustrations. The combination of a good anatomy text, clear discussions of dissection techniques, and well-executed photographs and illustrations makes this a definitive book in biology curricula.

Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses


Author: Linda Merrill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118318250
Category: Medical
Page: 548
View: 1806
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Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first comprehensive resource on internal medicine written for the veterinary technician. Organized by body system, each chapter discusses pertinent diseases, from clinical signs, diagnostic testing, and prevalence to treatment options and nursing considerations. Published in association with the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, this book offers both a thorough grounding in the foundations of internal medicine for students and new veterinary technicians and detailed, advanced information suitable for experienced veterinary technicians. Coverage includes an overview of neurological disorders and discussion of the surgical, emergency, and nursing considerations for each condition. This complete reference, which includes a companion website with quizzes, images, and video clips, is essential reading for veterinary technician students, practicing technicians, and those studying for the AIMVT specialty exam.

Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care


Author: Christopher L. Norkus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119179114
Category: Medical
Page: 632
View: 8251
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Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Provides a comprehensive reference on emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary technicians of all skill levels, and veterinary assistants. Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides an in-depth and cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate, reference on emergency and critical care for veterinary paraprofessionals of all skill levels. Written by leading veterinary technician specialists (VTS) in emergency and critical care Completely revised and substantially updated, with new emphases on anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, and evidence based medicine Features five new chapters covering mechanical ventilation, pain management, renal replacement therapy, nursing skills and procedures, and life as an emergency veterinary technician, including topics such as salary, compassion fatigue, and scheduling Includes access to a companion website with chapter review questions and dozens of new images

Veterinary Medical Terminology


Author: Dawn E. Christenson
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780721697260
Category: Medical
Page: 395
View: 8304
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Organized by body system, this user-friendly textbook helps you quickly gain a solid understanding of veterinary terminology. Essential word parts and terms are presented in the context of basic anatomy, physiology, and disease conditions, enabling you to immediately apply new terms to practical clinical situations. A companion Evolve website features interactive exercises that reinforce your master of veterinary terminology, as well as audio clips to help you learn proper pronunciation. Crossword puzzles at the end of each chapter test your knowledge, challenging you to go beyond simple memorization and become fluent in the language of veterinary medicine. A logical body-systems approach and consistent chapter format make it fun and easy to learn veterinary terminology. Goals, objectives, and self-study sections at the beginning of each chapter help you focus your study time and allow you to check your recall and understanding of key facts and terminology. Crossword puzzles at the end of each chapter reinforce important concepts and correspond to an answer key at the end of the book where you can check your responses and assess your progress. A complete glossary of word parts gives you quick access to the spelling and meaning of every prefix, suffix, root, and combining form covered in the book. An Evolve website offers interactive games and audio pronunciations to help reinforce your understanding of key word parts and terms. The engaging full-color format includes nearly 230 illustrations that clearly demonstrate key anatomy and physiology concepts and terminology. Expanded coverage of ruminant anatomy and physiology enhances your knowledge of these species and related terminology. Crossword puzzles at the end of each chapter test your knowledge and challenge you to use newly learned terms.

Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book


Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702070777
Category: Medical
Page: 166
View: 9432
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Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing


Author: Sue Guthrie,Denis Richard Lane,Sian Griffith
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702066451
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 2488
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The fourth edition of the Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing is a must-have, highly practical source of information for student and qualified veterinary nurses and for anyone working in animal care. Covering all companion animals, equine, poultry and exotic patients this is the only dictionary written specifically for veterinary nurses that covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing curriculum. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to ensure all the information you require can be easily accessed. Presents over 5000 concise but detailed definitions. 27 useful appendices provide a quick reference source for frequently needed data. Line diagrams aid learning and understanding. More than 250 new definitions covering new diseases, chickens, rabbits, other exotics, jurisprudence and complementary therapy. Expanded international coverage includes Australian and American diseases. Increased focus on business terms gives insight into the running of a veterinary practice. 11 new appendices including fluid therapy calculations, common fluids and their uses, rabbit and horse breeds and coat colours, vaccination schedules for chickens, urine crystals, reporting adverse drug reactions, general principles of toxic agents, poisons and toxins, quarantine regulations, action to take for lost/found animals.

Master the Veterinary Technician Exam

A Career as a Veterinary Technician (Part I of IV)
Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768935415
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
View: 1424
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Peterson's Master the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)--A Career as a Veterinary Technician offers an overview of a veterinary technician's job responsibilities and the various places where veterinary technicians work. It offers information about the education needed to become a vet tech and valuable details on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), the national exam given in most states. Readers will also benefit from tips on composing resumes and cover letters, searching online job listings, and preparing for the all-important job interview. For more information, see Peterson's Master the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).

Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians


Author: Janet Romich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435426002
Category: Science
Page: 704
View: 5600
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Build a strong foundation for understanding how medications may help or potentially harm animals. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2E, follows a body-systems approach making it easy to correlate basic anatomy and physiology with the drugs used to treat diseases of each body system. A strong foundation of drug administration, pharmacokinetics, measurement systems, as well as drug approval and safety provides the concepts necessary to understand drug actions and safe drug administration. A StudyWARETM CD-ROM accompanies the book which provides additional practice via quizzes or games. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.