Introduction to Veterinary Science

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Cengage Learning, Jul 10, 2008 - Science - 384 pages
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Introduction to Veterinary Science, second edition, provides core information for a variety of learners including those studying animal and veterinary sciences as well as students desiring to become veterinary assistants or technicians. The text begins with an overview of cellular and tissue physiology and then follows a systems approach for easy comprehension. It also investigates nutrition, disease, surgeries, and cost analysis of procedures. Both small and large animals are used in examples to provide a real life look at the varied cases encountered in the field. Each chapter begins with a Day in the Life preview that gives practical application to the text's theory, and ends with a description of clinical significance. Introduction to Veterinary Science remains a must have text for animal and veterinary oriented classrooms.
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Contents

Nutrition
187
Diseases
215
Surgery
289
Decision Making in Veterinary Science
307
Career Focus
314
Glossary
318
Bibliography
324
Index
328
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MeeCee Baker, Ph.D., spent over 20 years teaching high school agriculture and supervising student teachers before accepting an appointment to serve in the executive office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Dr. Baker was the first female to be elected president of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (formerly known as NVATA), and she was also named Penn State Alumni Fellow. Currently, Baker owns and operates Versant Strategies, an agricultural government relations firm, and lives on a working farm in Central Pennsylvania. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.S. from University of Delaware.

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