Pocket Handbook Of Small Animal Medicine

Kit Sturgess, MA, VETMB, PhD, CERTVR, DSAM, CERTVC, MRCVS


You may purchase this book in the VIN store.Review by Kara Burns  
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 This is the first edition of this handbook. The author’s stated goal with this book is to offer a “pick up and get started” text for those quick reference needs in practice. The author’s intention was to offer concise disease condition reviews and rapid interpretation and problem solving of key clinical signs associated with these specific disease conditions in dogs and cats. The author is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgery as a specialist in Small Animal Medicine and also has attained advanced degrees in addition to his veterinary degree.

This handbook is organized into 5 separate sections. Part 1 - Basic Approaches allows for an overview of basic approaches (e.g., history, physical examination, etc.) and general health concerns (e.g., preventive nutrition). Part 2 – Clinical Presentation offers an algorithm of various clinical presentations which take us through presentation to diagnosis. Part 3 - Body Systems and Multisystemic Disease is the largest section briefly reviewing the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of body systems. Part 4 - Anesthetics, Analgesia, and Surgery succinctly reviews anesthetics, analgesia, and surgery. Part 5 – Critical Care returns to the algorithm to outline emergency care.

There is a brief section which offers the reader resources to further review various areas of veterinary medicine as well as a unit of measurement table. The book concludes with selected abbreviations as used throughout the handbook. This book is aimed globally at veterinarians, veterinary nurses/technicians, and would make a great resource for veterinary students.

The photos/ figures in each section are useful in helping to pinpoint certain signs, symptoms, or disease conditions. There are not an overabundance of photos/images – but rather added judiciously to enhance specific points. The algorithms are colorful and easy to follow.

Pocket Handbook of Small Animal Medicine appears to this reviewer to have hit the goal of offering a quick reference for veterinary healthcare teams. This pocket handbook was arranged and written in a concise and easy to follow format with images and algorithms reinforcing and enhancing the point of the author.

Publisher: CRC Press-Taylor FRrancls, 2012, Softcover over spiral binding 192 pages Manson 

ISBN: 9781840761740


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
 
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Assessing Skills 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
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Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians, Opportunities for Animal Lovers (VSPN)
 
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CVPM Preparation Workbook
 
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Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Ed
 
Essentials Language (VSPN Review)
 
Fluid, Electrolyte, And Acid-Base Disorders In Small Animal Practice 4th Edition
 
Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition
 
Good Governance and Financing of Efficient Veterinary Services (VSPN)
 
Good Grief – Finding Peace After Pet Loss (VSPN)
 
How We Do Things Here: Developing and Teaching Office-Wide Protocols (VSPN)
 
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McCurnin Tech. 7th Ed.
 
Medical Math 2nd Ed.
 
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Medical Terminology: programmed system approach 10th ed.
 
Mosby Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
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Pain Management for the Small Animal Practitioner, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, 7th Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Pocket Guide to APA Style, 4th Ed
 
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Research Writer – Curiosity, Discovery and Dialogue
 
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Saunders Anatomy (VSPN Review)
 
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 4th Ed.
 
Self-Assessment Color Review: Small Anim Cardiopulmonary Medi (VSPN)
 
Self-Assessment Color Review: Small Animal Ophthalmology
 
Sheep Medicine 2nd ed (VSPN)
 
Sloane’s Medical Word Book, 5th Ed
 
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Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease, 2nd Ed.
 
Veterinary Technology Essentials: Instructors Resource Guide and Student Activities (VSPN)
 
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When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession (VSPN)
 
Writing the Research Paper – A Handbook, 8th Ed
 
* Clinical Tech. 5th Ed.
 
* Clinical Tech. 6th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Medical Math.
 
* SA Surg. Nursing (VSPN Review)
 
* Saunders Terminology (VSPN Review)
 
* Vet. Anat. Workbook (VSPN Review)
 
*Tasks Vet. Asst. 2nd Ed.
 
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*Veterinary Med. Team
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Date Published: April 29, 2016

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