Small Animal Practice Client Handouts - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437708509, 9781455754823

Small Animal Practice Client Handouts

1st Edition

Authors: Rhea Morgan
Paperback ISBN: 9781437708509
eBook ISBN: 9781455754823
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 26th February 2010
Page Count: 512


Morgan’s Small Animal Practice Client Handouts combines a book and CD-ROM to include 450 educational handouts that cover everything your clients need to know about their pet’s condition. Content ranges from basic descriptions of illnesses and frequent signs to preventive measures and expected outcomes, all on a single page. Give your clients an educational resource to help them understand what their pet’s illness is, how it will affect the animal’s regular routine (as well as their own), and when they need to contact the veterinary office for consultation.

Key Features

  • CD can be uploaded to more than one computer allowing for simultaneous use in the exam room and/or front desk.
  • Single page handouts are presented in a practical, easy-to-understand format that does not overwhelm the client.
  • Perforated pages facilitate easy storage, retrieval, and quick access for copying.
  • Organized alphabetically and by body system enabling you to quickly locate the information you need.
  • Customizable handouts on the CD let you adapt the look and content of all documents to reflect the practice’s identity and address specific concerns of each client.
  • Spanish versions on the CD help you communicate with Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Advanced search function on the CD lets you search for information by topic, species, word, or phrase.
  • 100 printable images on the CD facilitate discussion with clients about their pet’s condition and save you time in explanation.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Procedures and Techniques

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVO

Amputation, Limb


Blood Pressure Measurement, Indirect

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Evaluation


Castration of the Male Cat

Castration of the Male Dog

Chemotherapy and Your Pet



Electrocardiography — Intermittent and Continuous

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Fluid Therapy

Fracture Repair: Casts and Splints

Fracture Repair: External Skeletal Fixation

Fracture Repair: Internal Fixation

Laboratory Tests of Kidney Function

Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Oxygen Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation

Preoperative Evaluation

Sterilization of the Female Dog

Sterilization of the Female Cat

Subcutaneous Fluid Administration

Total Hip Arthroplasty

Transfusion Therapy in Dogs

Transfusion Therapy in Cats

Treatment of Resistant Seizures

Treatment of Seizures

Triple Pelvic Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia

Section 2: Cardiovascular System

Section Editor: Rebecca Gompf, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Aortic Stenosis

Arterial Thromboembolism, Peripheral

Atrial Premature Contractions and Tachycardia

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrioventricular Valve Degeneration in Dogs

Cardiac Tumors

Cardiomyopathy, Boxer

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs, Left –Sided

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs


Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Occult Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinsc


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About the Author

Rhea Morgan

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists; Director, Smokey Mountain Veterinary Services, Walland, TN; Ophthalmology Services at Village Veterinary Medical Center, Farragut, TN