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The Consulting Veterinary Nurse


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The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is an invaluable source of information for all veterinary nurses setting up and conducting their own nursing clinics in small animal practice. From the basics of setting up the consulting room to running and marketing individual clinics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the role of the consulting veterinary nurse. A large section of the book details specific clinics run by nurses, including nutritional assessments, behavioural clinics, puppy parties, seasonal information campaigns, senior pet clinics and medical clinics for a full range of conditions from arthritis and dental problems to epilepsy and cancer. A chapter specifically on rabbit clinics is also included.

Written by an experienced senior veterinary nurse, this is a vital guide for all veterinary nurses seeking to develop their consulting role and contribute effectively to the long-term success of their practice.


  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the role of the consulting veterinary nurse
  • Details specific nutritional, medical and behavioural clinics run by nurses
  • Includes advice on presentation, marketing and communicating with clients
  • Discusses client compliance and internal procedure and protocol
  • Contains sample diet history sheets and unit conversion charts for use in practice
  • Endorsed by the British Veterinary Nursing Association

About the Author

Nicola Ackerman is Senior Medical Nurse at The Veterinary Hospital Group Ltd in Plymouth and holds a Certificate in Small Animal and Exotic Nutrition. She was the 2010 BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year, and the 2011 Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year.

Table of Contents




Part I The Role of the Nurse in the Veterinary Practice

1 Ethics

2 Consulting Room and Literature

3 The Consultation

4 Diagnostic Clinics

5 Marketing

6 Named Nurse and Protocol Writing

Part II Nutrition and Diet

7 Food and Feeding

8 Feeding Behaviours

9 Nutrition for Puppies and Kittens

10 Nutritional Assessment

11 Dietary Transitions

12 Methods of Increasing Water Consumption

13 Dietary Supplements

14 Rabbit Nutrition

Part III Behavioural Issues

15 Puppy and Kitten Behaviour

16 Noise Phobias and Fireworks

Part IV ‘Well Pet’ Clinics

17 Vaccination Clinics

18 Post-Neutering Clinics

19 Senior Pet Clinics

Part V Medical Clinics

20 Arthritis

21 Cancer

22 Cardiac Disorders

23 Cognitive Dysfunction

24 Dental Problems

25 Diabetes

26 Epilepsy

27 Gastrointestinal Disorders

28 Hepatobiliary Disorders

29 Obesity

30 Pancreatic Disorders

31 Renal Disorders

32 Nutrition-Related Skin Disorders

33 Urinary Tract Disorders

Appendix 1 Diet history sheet

Appendix 2 Unit Conversion Tables


Product Details

Ackerman, Nicola
n, Nicola
Veterinary Medicine - General
Veterinary Nursing & Animal Care
Animal nutrition, veterinary nurse, veterinary technician, consulting, clinics
Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine
Publication Date:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Veterinary Medicine
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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