Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery 1st edition
Fred Anthony Mann, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVECC;
Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, mult Drhc; Hun-Yung Yoon, DVM, MS, PhD

 

Review by Brandy Tabor, CVT, VTS (ECC) Star
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The first edition of this book provides a thorough introduction to small animal surgery. It discusses patient care from the pre-op exam through to the post-op follow up. The book opens with the assessment of the patient, including the importance of a pre-surgical physical exam and goes through the different diagnostics that may be recommended for each patient based on why they are having surgery. It then moves the reader through setting up for anesthesia including checking the anesthesia machine, drug choices, intubation, and initial monitoring of the patient. The book also goes into detail on clipping, positioning, and draping the patient for a variety of procedures, scrubbing in for surgery, and the proper operating room protocol. The book familiarizes the reader with surgical instruments and discusses the instruments required for several common procedures, allowing the reader to be prepared.

This book also covers the placement and use of a variety of tubes and drains, post-op procedures such as counting sponges, cleaning and wrapping instrument packs, and post-op care of the patient. The final chapter appropriately covers follow-up care of the patient. One chapter is devoted exclusively to the canine ovariohysterectomy and covers everything from prepping, positioning, and draping the patient to the actual surgery itself. It includes a detailed description of how to perform the surgery from the initial incision to closing. This chapter brings all the information provided in the book together and is a comprehensive resource for the veterinary technician asked to prep for and then scrub into this surgery. As one of the most common surgical procedures seen in small animal clinics, this is invaluable as a teaching tool for veterinary technicians and surgeons alike.

This book is an excellent resource for the veterinary technician student and would be valuable as a textbook for veterinary technician programs. This book would also be valuable as a review for the veterinary student going through his or her first surgical rotation. The book utilizes pictures (of actual surgeries and cadavers) and drawings to allow the reader to better understand how to wrap packs, gown, glove, and scrub in for a surgery, handle instruments, and tie suture. The descriptions of how to perform these tasks are detailed, but somewhat difficult to follow. They cannot replace hands on learning and might be best utilized as a review of the procedure. However, it is a book with merit for anyone involved with a veterinary/surgical practice.

Wiley-Blackwell 2011

429 pages, soft cover

ISBN: 978-0-7817-6118-5


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Animal Welfare
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Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
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Emergency Med
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Ethics
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Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
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Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
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Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
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Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
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Date Published: December 26, 2011

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