The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702040504, 9780702047428

The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

2nd Edition

Authors: Victoria Aspinall Victoria Aspinall
eBook ISBN: 9780702047428
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th May 2011
Page Count: 748

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The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing has established itself as a recommended standard text for all veterinary nurses. It is designed both to satisfy the requirements of the syllabus studied by all student veterinary nurses and to provide a wide range of information for qualified nurses working in veterinary practice. This new second edition has been updated and revised to align it perfectly with the needs of a new generation of students.

Key Features

• Comprehensive content endorsed by all leading course providers
• Full colour illustrations for maximum clarity
• Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses
• Additional online resources to maximize learning potential

Table of Contents




  1. Ethics and Animal Welfare – James Yeates
  2. The Art of Communication. Kirsty Jones
  3. Legislation and the Veterinary Nurse – Suzanne May
  4. Canine and Feline Anatomy and Physiology – Sue Dallas
  5. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Exotic Species – Victoria Aspinall
  6. Equine Anatomy and Physiology – Catherine Phillips
  7. Canine and Feline Nutrition – Alison Jones
  8. Clinical Nutrition – Alison Jones
  9. Equine Nutrition – Corinna Pippard
  10. Behaviour and Handling of the Dog and Cat – Jane Williams and Jocelyn Lander
  11. Equine Behaviour and Handling – Nicola Ackerman
  12. Restraint, Handling and Administration of Medicines to Exotic Species – Sharon Reid
  13. Introduction to Genetics – Dorothy Stables
  14. Practical Animal Handling – Dorothy Stables and Gareth Lawler.
  15. Essentials of Patient Care – Jessica Maughan
  16. Physiotherapy Techniques – Kirsty Gwynne
  17. Fundamental Pharmacology – Sally Bowden
  18. First Aid – Wendy Miller – Smith
  19. Prevention of Spread of the Infectious Diseases – Helen Harris and Amanda Rock.
  20. Common Medical Conditions of the Body Systems – Paula Hotston-Moore
  21. Principles of Surgical Nursing – Julie Ouston
  22. Theatre Practice – Emma Brooks
  23. High Dependency Nursing – Clare Cave
  24. Dentistry – Cecilia Gorrel
  25. Principles of Anaesthesia and Analgesia – Michael Stevenson
  26. Equine Anaesthesia - Anja Walker
  27. Parasitology – Maggie Fisher
  28. Microbiology – Helen Moreton
  29. Laboratory Diagnostic Aids – Lorraine Allen
  30. Principles of Diagnostic Imaging – Suzanne Easton
  31. Management and Care of Exotic Species – Beverly Shingleton and Sarah Cottingham
  32. Management and Care of Injured Wildlife – Louise Brockbank


Appendix 1 – Essential Calculations – Pip Millard

Appendix 2 – Normal Values


  • Extra chapters to be found on the Evolve Website:

    • Human Animal Interaction – The Place of the Companion Animal in Society – Andi Godfrey.

    • The Equine Industry – Anne Rogers.

    • Animal Housing – Trish Scorer

    • Stable and Design Management – Trish Scorer

    • Animal Grooming – Juliet Whatley


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About the Author

Victoria Aspinall

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing, Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK

Victoria Aspinall

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing, Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK