Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications 1e
ISBN-13: 9781435453876 / ISBN-10: 1435453875
Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals and Applications provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. Beginning with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, the book progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There is a section on animal production and management covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in each chapter to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice. Robust instructor support materials are also provided including an instructor’s guide, presentations on PowerPoint, and a testbank.
SECTION I: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND CLIENT RELATIONS.
1. Veterinary Medical Terminology and Abbreviations.
2. Medical Records.
3. Scheduling and Appointments.
4. Computer and Keyboarding Skills.
5. Veterinary Office Management.
6. Communication and Client Relations.
7. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues.
SECTION II: VETERINARY ANIMAL PRODUCTION.
8. Dog Breed Identification and Production Management.
9. Cat Breed Identification and Production Management.
10. Avian Breed Identification and Production Management.
11. Pocket Pet Health and Production Management.
12. Rabbit Identification and Production Management.
13. Reptile and Amphibian Breed Identification and Production Management.
14. Ornamental Fish Identification and Production Management.
15. Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation.
16. Zoo and Exotic Animal Production Management.
17. Laboratory Animal and Research Animal Management.
18. Beef and Dairy Cattle Breed Identification and Production Management.
19. Equine Breed Identification and Production Management.
20. Draft Animal Breed Identification and Production Management.
21. Swine Breed Identification and Production Management.
22. Sheep Breed Identification and Production Management.
23. Goat Breed Identification and Production Management.
24. Poultry Breed Identification and Production Management.
25. Aquaculture Identification and Production Management.
SECTION III: GENERAL ANATOMY AND DISEASE PROCESSES.
26. The Structure of Living Things.
27. The Musculoskeletal System.
28. The Digestive System.
29. Circulatory System.
30. The Respiratory System.
31. The Endocrine System.
32. The Renal System.
33. Reproductive System.
34. The Immune System.
35. The Nervous System.
36. The Sensory System.
37. Animal Nutrition.
38. Microbiology and Parasitology as Disease Processes.
SECTION IV: CLINICAL PROCEDURES.
39. Animal Behavior.
40. Basic Veterinary Restraint and Handling Procedures.
41. Veterinary Safety.
42. Veterinary Sanitation and Aseptic Technique.
43. The Physical Examination and Patient History.
44. Examination Procedures.
45. Hospital Procedures.
46. Grooming Procedures.
47. Veterinary Assisting Procedures.
48. Laboratory Procedures.
49. Radiology Procedures.
50. Pharmacy Procedures.
51. Surgical Assisting Procedures.
Beth Vanhorn, AS, CVT
Beth Vanhorn is a certified veterinary technician with more than 10 years of professional experience. When hired by the Dauphin County Technical School in 2005, she quickly got to work by outlining a curriculum for the Veterinary Assistant Program. Additionally, Vanhorn spearheads the Vet Science Club, an after-school organization for current and future students.
Robert Clark, PhD
Dr. Robert Clark is an Administrative Director for Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS), and the developer of the school’s urban agricultural program. Upon realizing that there was no industry-recognized credential for veterinary assistants, he worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to lay the groundwork for this innovative program that could answer the need for credentialing.