Common Diseases of Companion Animals
Alleice Summers, DVM

VSPN Review by Brett L Drysdale, RVT, CVT, AAS, BSEd, MSEd, LATG Star
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The text is arranged with the system approach, organizing information in a concise outlined manner. The author effectively leads the reader through every aspect of the various body systems and the corresponding common diseases. It alerts the technical staff to any precautions that may need to be considered and subtleties the average technician might not be familiar with are emphasized. Each chapter begins with a short definition and explanation of the basic anatomy and physiology of the organs of each system. The author proceeds to briefly discuss accepted etiologies of the more common diseases, before outlining recognized clinical signs and suggested diagnostic tests, making treatment recommendations, and information notations for the client. An added highlight, designated as a "Tech Alert", accompanies many of the disease briefs and summarizes important additional information to be considered. Although somewhat limited, the monochromatic illustrations and graphics provide appropriate visual definition and clarity for the reader. The many detailed tables found throughout the text are welcome additions revealing specific information, i.e. distinguishing species and breed predilections for particular diseases.

In the author's words, "The client information section is designed to help the technician discuss the disease, treatment, and prevention with the client. It is hoped that the information presented in this book will partner with the education provided to the technician by the veterinarian to provide the technician a fuller appreciation of the disease processes seen in small animals."

While the author has written this text as a handy reference for the diseases most commonly seen in the small companion animal practice, it is intended to aid the practitioner as well as the veterinary technician to better assist in the care of both patient and client. This text should be used as a handy reference, allowing the technician the opportunity to anticipate the needs of the practitioner when confronted with a sick patient. I would caution the veterinary technician to use this text in the manner its author intended, not as a means to second guess or question the validity of a treatment prescribed by the veterinarian. A valuable reference for the budget minded practice and technician, this text will be a used by all of your professional staff on a daily basis.

Mosby Inc., affiliate of Elsevier, St. Louis, MO (2002).

Softcover, 382 pages, black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN-10: 0-323-01260-4

ISBN-13: 9780323012607.


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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
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Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: February 27, 2006

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