Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians
Thomas Colville, DVM, MSc; Joanna M. Bassert, VMD

VSPN Review by Oreta M. Samples, DHSc, MPH, VT Star
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First and foremost it is important to this reviewer that the reader realizes that this workbook has been reviewed both as a teaching tool for veterinary technician students as well as a review for the technician in need of anatomical and physiological reminders. Over seven hundred pictures are accompanied by clearly defined terms as well as challenging worksheets. As an introduction as well as in “support” of the textbook, each chapter begins with a strong briefing of pertinent information relevant to the understanding of each body system as technicians need to understand. From the first chapter to the last, this book provides an enjoyable as well as informative method for learning and the reinforcement of one's knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology. As an example, the first chapter addresses anatomical direction with pictures of live animals that are 3-D and very imaginative instead of the familiar flat line drawings of the past.

The second chapter addresses microscopy and is very in-depth in the instruction of how to use, care for, and maintain a common bright-field microscope. This reviewer feels that the second chapter is an imperative chapter for both students and seasoned technicians. It may be of benefit to working technicians to review this chapter as a means of troubleshooting and maintaining practice microscopes. For students, this chapter may prevent many accidents within the laboratory involving microscope usage.

The third through fifteenth chapters offer in-depth coverage of each body system in an average of thirty pages. Each workbook chapter challenges the student through both traditional and non-traditional exercises not previously seen in workbooks addressing anatomy and physiology. In the tradition of past workbooks there are fill-in-the-blank, labeling (both line drawings and photographs) and multiple choice; however there are also challenging, get-your-attention games. The workbook authors have utilized society’s love of doodling and the entertainment of gaming as a viable method of educating technician students with crossword puzzles and challenges to draw both individual organs and complete organ systems.

This book may not serve a practicing veterinarian well in the practice setting; however, student technicians and those who are preparing to sit for state boards or in need of a general review on the subject of anatomy and physiology would greatly benefit from this book as a self-study of the subject matter. The reviewer would encourage anyone who is interested in anatomy and physiology of animal species to take a serious look at this book as well as the accompanying textbook. Each book supports the other and provides a great resource. As for instructors who teach in the field of veterinary technology especially in the area of anatomy and physiology, the best endorsement that the reviewer can give to this set of books is that they have recommended the text and workbook for the veterinary technician program in which they work, which was in the market for a change in resources for the anatomy and physiology class.

(This manual is in support of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition)

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier (2009).

Spiral-bound, 496 Pages.

ISBN: 978-0-323-04684-8.

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Alternative Medicine
Animal Welfare
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Emergency Med
Food Animals/Livestock
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Practice Management
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Shelter Medicine
Veterinary Education
* Career Choice (VSPN Review)
* Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV
* Rev. Q&A Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
* Textbook Of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry: 2nd ed
* Textbook Phys. Chemistry
* VSPN Notebook 3.0 (VSPN Review)
* Workbook McCurnin 7th Ed. (VSPN Review)
*Handbook Vet. Neurology 4th Ed.
An Illustrated Guide to Animal Science Terminology (VSPN)
Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd ed (VSPN)
Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Ed (VSPN)
Assessing Skills 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
Atlas of Normal Radiographic Anatomy & Anatomic Variants in the Dog and Cat
Atlas of Transboundary Animal Diseases (VSPN)
Brucellosis: Recent Developments towards “One Health” (VSPN)
Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians, Opportunities for Animal Lovers (VSPN)
Case Studies in Veterinary Technology (VSPN)
Cattle Medicine
You are hereClin. Anat. Lab. Tech. (VSPN Review)
COMPAS Material Safety Data Systems
Connecting With Grieving Clients, 2nd ( VSPN )
Contracts, Benefits and Practice Management for the Veterinary Profession, 8th Ed (VSPN)
Creating a Pet-Friendly Hospital, Animal Shelter, or Petcare Business (VSPN)
Critical Care Management for Laboratory Mice and Rats(VSPN)
CVPM Preparation Workbook
Dellmann's Histology 6th Ed.
Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, 2nd ed (VSPN)
Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians & Animal Scientists, 5th Ed (VSPN)
Electrocardiography for the Small Animal Practitioner (VSPN Review)
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)
Human – Animal Medicine (VSPN)
Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed
Large Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (VSPN)
Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices, 4th (VSPN)
McCurnin Tech. 7th Ed.
Medical Math 2nd Ed.
Medical Math 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
Medical Terminology: programmed system approach 10th ed.
Mosby Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
Mosby’s Veterinary PDQ, 2nd Edition (VSPN)
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
Pocket Handbook Of Small Animal Medicine (VSPN)
Research Writer – Curiosity, Discovery and Dialogue
Review Q&A for Vet Techs, 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
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
Small Animal Bandaging, Casting and Splinting Techniques
Small Animal Pediatrics: First 12 Mos. (VSPN Review)
Small Animal Radiographic Techniques and Positioning (VSPN)
Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, 3rd Ed
Statistics at the Bench
The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, 2nd Ed
The Goat Handbook
The Little Book of CT in Veterinary Medicine: A PRACTICAL Guide to CT Technique for Technicians and Veterinarians
The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health, Home Ed
The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 5th ED (VSPN)
The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook 5th Ed
UFAW Handbook Care and Management of Lab and Research Animals, 8th Ed. (VSPN Review)
Unlocking Medical Terminology (VSPN Review)
Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals (VSPN Review)
Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook (VSPN)
Veterinary Medicine: It’s More Than You Think (VSPN)
Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease, 2nd Ed.
Veterinary Technology Essentials: Instructors Resource Guide and Student Activities (VSPN)
What’s Next? A Guide to Veterinary Ultrasound of the Eye, Neck, and Shoulder
What’s That? A Beginner’s Guide to Veterinary Abdominal Ultrasound (VSPN)
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.
*Tasks Vet. Asst. 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
*Veterinary Med. Team
Wildlife-Zoo Animals

Date Published: January 13, 2009

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