McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians


  • Joanna Bassert, VMD, Professor and Director, Program of Veterinary Technology, Manor College, Jenkintown, PA
  • John Thomas, DVM, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

A fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8th Edition has the trusted content, simplified layout, and novel study tools every Vet Tech needs. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios. This color-coded, fully illustrated guide will give you a leg up in the constantly evolving Vet Tech field.

Hardbound, 1496 Pages

Published: April 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2680-0

  • Module One: Veterinary Technology: An Overview

    1. Introduction to Veterinary Technology: Its Laws and Ethics
    2. Veterinary Practice Management
    3. Written and Digital Medical Records
    4. Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals
    5. Module Two: Patient Management and Nutrition

    6. Animal Behavior
    7. Restraint and Handling of Animals
    8. History and Physical Examination
    9. Preventive Health Programs
    10. Companion Animal Nutrition
    11. Large Animal Nutrition
    12. Animal Reproduction
    13. Module Three: Clinical Sciences

    14. Hematology, Cytology
    15. Clinical Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis
    16. Parasitology
    17. Clinical Microbiology
    18. Diagnostic Imaging
    19. Basic Necropsy Procedures
    20. Module Four: Medical Nursing

    21. Diagnostic Sampling and Treatment Techniques
    22. Small Animal Medical Nursing
    23. Large Animal Medical Nursing
    24. Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal
    25. Care of Birds, Reptiles and Small Mammals
    26. Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Alternative Medical Nursing
    27. Module Five: Emergency and Critical Care

    28. Fluid Therapy and Transfusion Medicine
    29. Emergency & Critical Care Nursing
    30. Wound Management and Bandaging
    31. Module Six: Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pharmacology

    32. Pharmacology and Pharmacy
    33. Pain Management
    34. Veterinary Anesthesia
    35. Module Seven: Surgical Nursing

    36. Surgical instruments and Aseptic Technique
    37. Surgical Assistance and Suture Material
    38. Small Animal Surgical Nursing
    39. Large Animal Surgical Nursing
    40. Veterinary Dentistry
    41. Module Eight: End of Life

    42. Geriatric and Hospice Care: Supporting the Aged and Dying Patient
    43. The Human Animal Bond and Euthanasia


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