Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080452661, 9780702055867

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

2nd Edition

Authors: Victoria Aspinall
Paperback ISBN: 9780080452661
eBook ISBN: 9780702055867
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th February 2008
Page Count: 360


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.

Key Features

  • Clear, step-by-step instructions are provided for each procedure

  • A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses, veterinary technicians, diploma students and veterinary undergraduates

  • Covers companion animals as well as exotic species

Table of Contents

  • Handling and restraint

  • Measuring clinical parameters

  • Medical nursing procedures

  • Administration of fluid therapy

  • Provision of nutritional support

  • Anaesthetic procedures

  • Theatre practice

  • Surgical nursing procedures

  • First aid procedures

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Diagnostic laboratory techniques

  • Treatment of exotic species

  • How to pass practical exams – new chapter


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About the Author

Victoria Aspinall

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, Gloucester, UK