Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing, 3rd Edition
The third edition of this best selling dictionary has been expanded and updated to include new definitions reflecting changes within the veterinary nursing profession, additional illustrations as well as revised appendices. Intended specifically for members of the veterinary nursing profession, all aspects of the curriculum are covered making this a comprehensive quick reference source for nurses working in a busy practice.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Fully updated throughout retaining the focus of defining terms relative to veterinary nursing
- Inclusion of 2nd colour to enhance user-friendliness and navigability
- Inclusion of new terms in: equine, animal behaviour, alternative medicine and expand the terms on exotics
- Inclusion of colour plates showing blood cells
- Inclusion of new drug names and listing useful websites in the appendices for the most-up-to-date information on this
- Provides detailed explanations for nearly 4000 definitions, ensuring that all aspects of the curriculum are covered
- Useful line diagrams aid learning and understanding
- Focuses on terms relevant to companion and pet animals – including exotics, terms from the equine field, animal behaviour, etc
- Appendices provide a quick reference source for frequently needed data
Despite using the word "dictionary" in the title, this book is a lot more. As well as a definition, additional facts are provided that are useful for an immediate clinical situation, or an at-home study perspective. Dozens of well drawn illustrations are included, which aid the understanding of the relevant explanation as well as breaking down the monotonous nature of normal dictionaries.
The book has been designed with day-to-day usage by veterinary nurses in mind. The cover is made from a hard-wearing, washable, flexible plastic and the size is A5, which will fit into a standard nurse uniform pocket.
It really is a little powerhouse of a book, full of practical and comprehensive information. It specifically suits veterinary nurses, whether qualified or still training, but would also be useful for receptionists and veterinary students.
Overall, this dictionary gets a "4-star" rating from me and should be part of any veterinary nurse’s arsenal of learning tools.
The Veterinary Record, June 2008
The third edition of The Veterinary Nursing, contains a broader range of terms and species than previous editions. This work is intended for those “in veterinary nursing and associated animal health professions…whether in training or in working practice” as well as for those working alongside these professions. The Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing will be a useful and practical reference tool for those seeking a simple, compact and reasonably priced introduction to the field.
Reference Reviews, January 2009
By Denis Richard Lane, BSc(Vet Sci), FRCVS, FRAgS, Veterinary Surgeon in Practice; Former Senior Examiner in Veterinary Nursing; Sue Guthrie, BA, BVetMed, PhD, DipMgmt(Open), MRCVS, Formerly Chief Accountant Director, Caudex Medical Ltd; and Sian Griffith, Assistant Director, Clinical Services Division, The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Hatfield, UK