Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing book cover

Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing

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.

Veterinary nursing students; veterinary nurses; veterinary practices; animal care students; veterinary receptionists

Paperback, 316 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-045265-4


  • Dictionary


    Temperature, pulse and respiratory rates for various species

    Biochemistry parameters for dogs and cats

    Normal parameters for urine for dogs and cats

    Haematology parameters for dogs and cats

    Zoonotic diseases

    Biological data of smaller pets

    Information on caring for smaller animals

    Obstetrical information for different species

    Mathematical formulae for use in veterinary nursing

    Converting body weight in kilograms and pounds into body surface area in metres squared

    Infectious disease of dogs and cats

    Current vaccination schedules for dogs and cats

    Average weights for common breeds of dog

    Anaesthetic factors for dogs and cats

    Gas cylinder colour coding (UK only)

    Dog breeds and coat colours

    Cat breeds and coat colours

    Veterinary qualifications: interpretations of letters after names

    Useful addresses


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