McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Apr 1, 2013 - Medical - 1472 pages
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Considered a fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians is back in its 7th edition and better than ever! Written by veterinarians, including many board-certified specialists, and veterinary technicians who understand the vet tech curriculum, this text is full of everything you’ll need to know in your practice. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios you may encounter in future practice. Get it all with this extensive and practical text essential to the veterinary technician profession!
  • Full color visuals make learning easier with accurate depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
  • Detailed information of the technician’s role in every procedure enables you to focus on your role in veterinary practice.
  • Birds, reptiles, and small mammals chapter keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets.
  • Chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician.
  • The TEACH manual provides instructors with teaching/learning objectives, key terms, critical thinking challenges, and chapter quizzes, while the workbook contains applied quizzes and activities for each chapter.
  • New case presentations help link information to real life by illustrating scenarios of actual patient situations and outcomes.
  • Increased coverage of large animal concerns, such as nutrition, emergency nursing, pain management, and anesthesia, prepare you for potential patients.
  • New chapters on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Laws, Regulations, and Ethics, as well as expanded sections in Anesthesia, Nursing, and Dentistry provide the most comprehensive information.
  • Newly added key terms, glossary, outlines, boxed “Technician Tips,? and learning objectives aid studying.

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This is an excellent text book. I wish I had known about it before the last semester of my 3 year technician program. If you are apprehensive about buying certain/all of the texts from your program or have financial constraints, consider McCurnin's instead, as it has most of the information you will need. Plus, your school library likely has a copy of your course text if you need it. There are several texts from college that I haven't given a second thought to since graduation but 4 years out I still go back to McCurnin's regularly. Tons of great colour pictures, descriptions technical notes. It's perfect! I wish I hadn't spent all that money on other texts I hardly opened! 

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