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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician (Wiley Desktop Editions)
Synopses & Reviews
This handbook is a straightforward introduction to exotic animal medicine for the veterinary technician. Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician introduces technicians to the exotic animals they’re most likely to see in practice, and provides clear-cut descriptions of common procedures on exotics.
Together with 12 contributing authors, Ballard and Cheek describe in detail common technical procedures performed on exotics including: venipuncture, bandaging and wound care, administration of drugs, tube feeding, catheter placement, and urine collection. The book’s coverage also extends to basic anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, zoonotic diseases, restraint, radiology, surgery and anesthesia, parasitology, hematology, emergency and critical care, and nutrition.
Although intended primarily as a textbook for students in veterinary technician programs, the complete coverage of exotic animal clinical procedures makes this an invaluable reference for veterinary technicians and practicing veterinarians alike.
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients.
This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/ballard.
About the Author
Dr. Bonnie Ballard has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, starting as a veterinary assistant, becoming a technician in 1979, and earning a DVM in 1994. In 1997, she began to develop the veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College. The program received a full AVMA program accreditation in 2000. Dr. Ballard currently is the program's director and one of two full time faculty members. She also practices small animal and exotic medicine at Winder Animal Hospital in Winder, Georgia.
Ryan Cheek, graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 1999 with an AAT in veterinary technology. After completing an internship at the ZooAtlanta Veterinary Hospital, he went to work at Avalon Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He also holds a part0time faculty position at Gwinnett Technical College, where he is a lab assistant and teaches exotic animal medicine. Mr. Cheek enjoys keeping reptiles and teaching children about them.
Table of Contents
1. The Role of Veterinary Technician's in Exotic Animal Medicine. (Bonnie M. Ballard).
2. The Avian Patient. (Cheryl B. Greemacre).
3. The Lizard. (Brad Wilson).
4. The Snake. (Ryan Cheek and Shannon Richards).
5. The Chelonians. (Samuel Rivera).
6. The Amphibians. (Brad Wilson).
7. The Ferret. (James R. McClearen and Julie Mays).
8. The Rabbit. (Micahel J. Huerkamp).
9. The Mouse, Rat, Gerbil, and Hamster. (Anne Hudson).
10. The Chinchilla. (Trevor Lyon).
11. The Guinea Pig. (Anne Hudson).
12. The African Hedgehog. (Michael Duffy Jones).
13. Other Species Seen in Practice. (Samuel Rivera).
14. The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation. (melanie Haire).
15. Avian and Reptile Hematology. (Denise I. Bounous).
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