The VSPN Notebook®, Version 4.0
N. Walker-Smith, Med, RVT, CVT, LVT; Elizabeth Warren, RVT; Robin Del Bowe, AAS, CVT

 

VSPN Review by Oreta Samples, DHSc, MPH, RVT Star
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The Notebook® is the stellar publication of VIN.com and VSPN.org which is now in its fourth revision. With thirty-two contributors, the new 4.0 Version has added four new sections which include Emergency/Critical Care, Professional Organizations, Alternative Medicine and Shelter Medicine to an already packed, informative publication. Virtually every one of the remaining sections (of which there are twenty-six) has been updated or includes extra additions in the form of charts, tables or information. The Notebook® is one of those nice references that never grows old or goes out of date because of the constant updating that the book undergoes to reflect the latest information available. Another great perk to The Notebook® is the fact that all of the information found within the book may be accessed on-line (free to VSPN and VIN members) therefore sparing the tedium of carrying the book with you or storing it. Plus with the exponential manner in which The Notebook® is growing, it has grown to two volumes and most certainly is heading for three in the future. This is because the good people at VSPN.org responsible for this book are intent on supplying the most up-to-date information on all subjects of interest to veterinary technicians (and that list is immeasurable).

When one orders their copy of The Notebook®, it should be noted that it comes with two hard shell binders, a VSPN-VT window decal and a VIN/VSPN hematocrit card for clinical use as well as unlimited access to The Notebook® online content. As the book review editor for VSPN.org, I have the highest regard for the three Notebook® editors and their abilities. They have created a great reference designed specifically for veterinary technicians. The group of writers assembled as contributors of the content of The Notebook® remain some of the most dedicated individuals to the continued education of those in the veterinary technician profession around and a group which I am continually proud to be associated with.

The Notebook® is an invaluable reference that ranks a 5-star rating as it is a continual “work-in-progress” that never fails to deliver. Veterinary technicians will shelve this book right alongside the noted heavy hitters in veterinary scientific literature; names like McCurnin, Kirk, and Sonsthagen. Although veterinarians may not find The Notebook® useful it is searchable from VIN.com and several have stated it is a good desk reference for their staff. Students of veterinary technology will keep this book close and in their book bag for quick reference when challenged to find the answers to clinical questions and debacles which they may face, especially when studying for the VTNE. This is a book that merits a second look as well as consideration as a gift to any student beginning their studies; it truly is the gift that will keep giving.

Publisher: Veterinary Information Network (2011)

Hardcover

ISBN: VIN9814-6

Online 4.0 version is available to VIN and VSPN members here: https://www.vin.com/Members/CMS/misc/Current.aspx?id=6096&pid=49&catid=&said=2


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
 
* Animal Bio. & Care 2nd Ed.
 
* Appl. Pharm. Tech. 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* BSAVA Nursing 4th Ed.
 
* Career Choice (VSPN Review)
 
* Common Disease 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Lab. Vet. Tech. 5th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Large Animal Vet. Tech. (VSPN Review)
 
* Mosby PDQ (VSPN Review)
 
* Radiography Tech. 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Rev. Q&A Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Small Animal Toxicology, 2nd Ed.
 
* Textbook Of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry: 2nd ed
 
* Vet. Dentistry Tech. (VSPN Review)
 
* Vet. Nursing Exotic
 
* VSPN Notebook 3.0 (VSPN Review)
 
* Workbook McCurnin 7th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
A Veterinary Technicians Guide to Exotic Animal Care, 2nd Edition (VSPN)
 
AAEVT Equine Vet. Tech.
 
AAEVT’S Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians (VSPN Review)
 
Abdominal Radiology for the Small Animal Practitioner
 
Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
 
All Horse Systems Go (VSPN Review)
 
An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, 4th Ed (VSPN)
 
Anaesthesia Nurses 2nd Ed.
 
Anaesthesia Nurses 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurse: A Clini Appr (VSPN Review)
 
Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians
 
Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians (VSPN Review)
 
Anthology of Biosafety XII: Managing Challenges for Safe Operations of BSL-3/ABSL-3 Facilities
 
Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Dermatology, 2nd Ed
 
Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Dermatology, 2nd Ed
 
Boothe’s Small Animal Formulary 7th Ed (VSPN)
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Nursing 2nd Ed.
 
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiorespiratory Medicine, 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, 5th ed (VSPN)
 
Calculations Vet. Nurses
 
Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine, 3rd Ed.
 
Clin. Anat. Lab. Tech. (VSPN Review)
 
Clin. Anat. Tech. 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, 4th Ed (VSPN)
 
Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians (VSPN)
 
Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Ed
 
Companion Animals in Society (VSPN)
 
Comparative Veterinary Histology
 
COMPAS Material Safety Data Systems
 
Dermatology for the Small Animal Practitioner (VSPN Review)
 
Diagnostic Imaging of Exotic Pets: Birds, Small Mammals, Reptiles
 
Digital Radiography for the Veterinary Technician, 1st Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary 32nd Ed. ( VSPN)
 
Endoscopy for the Veterinary Technician
 
Equine Nursing Manual
 
Essentials of Veterinary Parasitology
 
Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicines for Animal Health (VSPN)
 
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Vet Tech, 2nd Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Fluid Therapy for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses (VSPM)
 
Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner (VSPN)
 
Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition
 
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery 1st ed
 
Handbook Radio. Positioning (VSPN Review)
 
Hematology Techniques & Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed
 
Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed.
 
How We Do Things Here: Developing and Teaching Office-Wide Protocols (VSPN)
 
Inspecting Surgical Instruments – An Illustrated Guide (VSPN Review)
 
Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Ed
 
Kirk And Bistner’s Handbook Of Veterinary Procedures And Emergency Treatment, 9th Ed.
 
Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed
 
Manual Clin. Dog Cat 3rd Ed.
 
McCurnin Tech. 7th Ed.
 
McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8 Ed (VSPN)
 
Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th Ed
 
Mosby Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
North American Companion Animal Formulary, 10th Edition (VSPN)
 
Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Ed
 
Nutrition Vet. Tech.
 
Otitis Externa: An Essential Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (VSPN)
 
Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
 
Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses( VSPN)
 
Patient Assessment (VSPN Review)
 
Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, 7th Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Pocket Guide to APA Style, 4th Ed
 
Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine (VSPN)
 
Practical Imaging Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology, 3rd Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Purchasing Digital Radiography Without Getting Your Head Handed To You
 
Rabbit Med. Surg. Nurse
 
Radiation Safety and Non-Manual Patient Restraint in Veterinary Radiography
 
Restraint and Handling for Veterinary Technicians (VSPN Review)
 
Review Q&A for Vet Techs, 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
SA Emergency Tech. 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, Small and Large Animals, 4th Ed
 
Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2nd Ed. ( VSPN)
 
Small Animal Toxicology Essentials, 2nd Ed
 
Standard Abbreviations for Veterinary Medical Records, 3rd Ed. (VSPN)
 
Statistics at the Bench
 
Surgical Instrument Flash Cards (VSPN Review)
 
Team Satisfaction Pays - Organizational Development for Practice Success (VSPN)
 
Tech. Guide Exotic Care
 
The Consulting Veterinary Nurse
 
The Feline Patient 4th edition (VSPN Review)
 
The Little Book of CT in Veterinary Medicine: A PRACTICAL Guide to CT Technique for Technicians and Veterinarians
 
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The Welfare of Animal Used in Research: Practice and Ethics (VSPN)
 
Thoracic Radiology for the Small Animal Practitioner
 
Unlocking Medical Terminology (VSPN Review)
 
Vet. Clinical LA (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Cytology of the Dog, Cat, Horse and Cow
 
Veterinary Disaster Response
 
Veterinary Echocardiography, 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Hematology – A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas (VSPN)
 
Veterinary Technician’s Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline (VSPN)
 
Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide (VSPN)
 
Writing the Research Paper – A Handbook, 8th Ed
 
* Appl. Pharm. Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Clinical Tech. 5th Ed.
 
* Clinical Tech. 6th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Common Disease (VSPN Review)
 
* Exotic Med. Vet. Tech.
 
* Hematology Techniques
 
* SA Surg. Nursing (VSPN Review)
 
* Vet. Tech. Pocket (VSPN Review)
 
*Tasks Vet. Asst. 2nd Ed.
 
*Tasks Vet. Asst. 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
*Vet. Dermatology Nurses
 
*Vet. Tech. Dog Cat 2nd Ed.
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: September 5, 2011

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