Elsevier’s Veterinary Assisting Exam Review

Elsevier’s Veterinary Assisting Exam Review

1st Edition - January 5, 2021

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  • Authors: Margi Sirois, Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323696302
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323694421

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Prepare for success on your Veterinary Assisting exam with a comprehensive review! Elsevier’s Veterinary Assisting Exam Review is the only review book for Veterinary Assistants. An illustrated, outline format makes it easier to review veterinary assisting topics such as laboratory, examination room, office, and hospital procedures; surgical preparation; pharmacology; imaging; and client relations. Written by experienced veterinary technician educator Margi Sirois, this review also includes an Evolve website with nearly 1,000 exam questions and customizable practice tests.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! The only review book on the market for Veterinary Assistants!
  • Convenient, easy-to-follow outline format provides comprehensive coverage of key veterinary assisting concepts and topics.
  • High-quality illustrations and clinical photos show equipment, animal care, and procedures.
  • Coverage of animal nursing includes small, large, and exotic animals, as well as avian care.
  • Nearly 1,000 questions are provided on the Evolve website, and allow you to select and answer questions in specific categories in Practice mode or to generate credentialing exam-style tests in Exam mode.
  • Combination of questions, answers, and detailed rationales ensures that you fully comprehend the type of information being asked and why a specific answer choice is best.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Dedication
  •     List of Tables
  •     List of Illustrations
  • 1.  Foundations of veterinary assisting
  •     Anatomy and physiology
  •     Medical terminology
  •     Terms for direction, position, and movement
  •     Dental terminology
  •     Common abbreviations
  •     Recommended reading
  • 2.  Office and hospital procedures
  •     Front office procedures
  •     The office visit
  •     Pet health insurance
  •     Medical records
  •     Standard operating procedures
  •     Inventory management
  •     Computer and software management
  •     Animal husbandry
  •     Recommended readings
  • 3.  Communication and client relations
  •     The communication process
  •     Client relations
  •     The veterinary health care team
  •     Laws and ethics
  •     Recommended readings
  • 4.  Pharmacology and pharmacy
  •     Drug names
  •     Dosage forms
  •     Prescriptions and dispensing medication
  •     Calculating drug doses
  •     Storing and handling drugs in the pharmacy
  •     Storing and prescribing controlled substances
  •     Therapeutic range
  •     Dosage regimen
  •     Routes of administration
  •     Drugs affecting the gastrointestinal tract
  •     Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system
  •     Drugs affecting the respiratory system
  •     Drugs affecting the endocrine system
  •     Drugs affecting reproduction
  •     Drugs affecting the nervous system
  •     Antimicrobials
  •     Antiparasitics
  •     Antiinflammatories
  •     Disinfectants and antiseptics
  •     Recommended readings
  • 5.  Examination room procedures
  •     Dog and cat breeds
  •     What is behavior and where does it come from?
  •     Preventing behavior problems in companion animals
  •     Patient history and client interaction
  •     Restraint and handling of dogs
  •     Restraint and handling of cats
  •     Administering medications
  •     Recommended readings
  • 6.  Small animal nursing
  •     Grooming and skin care
  •     Animal nutrition
  •     Fluid therapy
  •     Common diseases
  •     Wound care and bandaging
  •     Wound closure
  •     Occupational health and safety in veterinary practice
  •     Recommended readings
  • 7.  Surgical preparation and assisting
  •     Introduction
  •     Surgery suite
  •     Principles of asepsis
  •     Surgical instruments
  •     Sutures and other materials used in wound closure
  •     Care and maintenance of surgical instruments and supplies
  •     Basic surgical terminology
  •     Preoperative and postoperative considerations
  •     Preparation of the operative site
  •     Preparation of the surgical team
  •     Anesthetic equipment and supplies
  •     Anesthesia
  •     Surgical assisting
  •     Recovery
  •     Suture removal
  •     Recommended readings
  • 8.  Laboratory procedures
  •     Introduction
  •     Laboratory design
  •     Laboratory measurements and mathematics
  •     Equipment and instrumentation
  •     Laboratory records
  •     Hematology sample collection
  •     Clinical chemistry
  •     Basic principles of immunology
  •     Microbiology
  •     Cytology
  •     Histology
  •     Urinalysis
  •     Parasitology
  •     Recommended readings
  • 9.  Diagnostic imaging
  •     X-ray generation
  •     Radiographic image quality
  •     Radiographic film
  •     X-ray equipment
  •     Digital x-ray imaging
  •     Radiation safety
  •     Darkroom techniques
  •     Radiographic artifacts
  •     Radiographic positioning and terminology
  •     Contrast studies
  •     Oral radiology
  •     Diagnostic ultrasound
  •     Endoscopy
  •     Computed tomography
  •     Magnetic resonance imaging
  •     Nuclear medicine
  •     Recommended readings
  • 10.  Large animal nursing and husbandry
  •     Introduction
  •     Livestock nutrition
  •     Feeding management of livestock
  •     Livestock clinical nutrition
  •     General care of horses (equine)
  •     Care of cattle (bovine)
  •     Care of sheep (ovine)
  •     Care of goats (caprine)
  •     Care of swine (porcine)
  •     Care of poultry
  •     Horse handling and restraint
  •     Restraint of foals
  •     Cattle restraint
  •     Sheep restraint
  •     Goat restraint
  •     Swine handling and restraint
  •     Common procedures in livestock
  •     Monitoring hospitalized patients
  •     Care of recumbent horses
  •     Bandaging
  •     Sample collection
  •     Blood collection
  •     Administration of medication
  •     Recommended readings
  • 11.  Avian and exotic animal care and nursing
  •     Small mammals
  •     Birds
  •     Reptiles and amphibians
  •     Recommended readings
  • Appendix A: Practice exam
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: January 5, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323696302
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323694421

About the Authors

Margi Sirois

Margi Sirois is certified as both a veterinary technician & laboratory animal technician and has over 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician educator in both traditional and distance education programs. She is a past-president of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators and the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association and co-founder and current president of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education

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