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Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing, 3rd Edition


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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The second edition of Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing continues to provide a detailed ‘skills analysis’ of all the clinical procedures likely to be performed by a veterinary nurse in practice. Using its unique systematic approach, the book explains practical procedures used daily in veterinary practice, covering all aspects of a veterinary nurse’s tasks, concentrating on small animal procedures. Clearly illustrated, with accompanying text provided in an accessible action-rationale format, each procedure includes an explanation of the theory behind the action, thus linking the classroom with clinical practice. With many additional and updated procedures this new edition concurs with current standards and introduces the most modern techniques to the veterinary nurse.

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New to This Edition

    • Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout
    • Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures
    • Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse
    • Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated
    • Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos

Key Features

    • All the principal basic procedures are covered
    • Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity
    • Covers companion animals and exotic species
    • Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again
    • A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians

Published Reviews

    "This book is excellent and very interesting to read. As a student currently studying as a Veterinary Care Assistant I have found this book invaluable, not only does it talk to you through how to perform each procedures step by step, it also explains why you are doing each step. The diagrams are very good and each picture is explained in thorough detail.
    This book is a must for anyone working with small animals. The animal handling and restraint chapter is useful for everyone, whether kennel staff or qualified nurse. It is well organised, very informative and useful for quickly revising a procedure that you are unsure of or maybe not carried out recently.
    New to this edition is the chapter 'Preparing for the Nursing Exams' - this is a particularly helpful addition. The revision technique and preparing for the exam countdown, ensures that you can be as ready and organised as possible.
    I would highly recommend this book as it is easy ro understand and extremely useful for revision and day to day life in practise."
    - TP Times, January 2009

    "The third edition of this textbook, ‘Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing’ is an excellent and useful resource for student and qualified veterinary nurses. The book covers most of the principal practical procedures that nurses might carry out in general veterinary practice. These are listed by general area of veterinary practice, and each procedure is discussed with extensive underlying and indicative rationale for the steps within the technique. It has also been updated to reflect the new veterinary nursing syllabus with the inclusion of clinical procedures that may be carried out on horses.[...] Overall, it is a book that I would recommend to be in the veterinary practice library to complement student veterinary nurses’ learning during their training programmes and as an excellent refresher for qualified nurses." Reviewed by: Victoria Bowes, Veterinary Record Date: 31/05/2014

Author Information

    By Victoria Aspinall, BVSc, MRCVS, Director, Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training, Gloucester, UK

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Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 382 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5110-4
  • Copyright: 2014