Veterinary Medical Specialization: Bridging Science and Medicine

Veterinary Medical Specialization: Bridging Science and Medicine

1st Edition - November 2, 1995

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  • Editor: W. Dodds
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080526539

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Recent trends toward specialization in veterinary medicine parallel similar trends in the practice of human medicine. W. Jean Dodds, the new editor of Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine, has brought together recognized authorities to integrate the legal and ethical implications generated by the issue of specialization. Routine and specialized veterinary practices, including genetic screening, are now associated with clinical trials. This book establishes the links between specialization in the veterinary sciences and the factors that influence the use of animals in basic science and medicine.


Graduate students, faculty, and researchers actively engaged in research that employs animal models, veterinarians, and veterinary faculty that oversee animal research, clinical researchers actively engaged in trials using animals, and related research programs.

Table of Contents

  • W.J. Dodds, Overview: Bridging Basic Science and Clinical Medicine.
    W.J. Dodds, Estimating Disease Prevalence with Health Surveys and Genetic Screening.
    G.M. Happ, Thyroiditis--A Model Canine Autoimmune Disease.
    C.D. Lothrop, Jr., Veterinary Medical Specialization.
    D.M. Boothe and M.R. Slater, Standards for Veterinary Clinical Trials.
    J. Tannenbaum, Benefits and Burdens: Legal and Ethical Issues Raised by Veterinary Specialization.
    Chapter References.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 303
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1995
  • Published: November 2, 1995
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080526539

About the Serial Volume Editor

W. Dodds

W. Jean Dodds received her D.V.M. in 1964 from the Ontario Veterinary College. From 1965 to 1986 she worked for the New York State Health Department in Albany, where she conducted comparative studies of animals with inherited and acquired bleeding diseases. She also was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications. She was formerly President of the Scientist’s Center for Animal Welfare; Chairman of the Committee of Veterinary Medical Sciences; and Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Academy of Sciences. In 1974, Dodds was selected as Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the AVMA, Denver, Colorado; in 1977, she received the Region I Award for Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Profession from the American Animal Hospital Association, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Dodds received the Gaines Fido Award as Dogdom’s Woman of the Year in 1978 and 1990; and the Award of Merit in 1978 in Recognition of Special Contributions to the Veterinary Profession from the American Hospital Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1984 she was awarded the Centennial Medal from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.Dodds moved to Southern California in 1986 to establish Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program for animals. In 1987 she was elected a distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Veterinary Medicine. Currently, Dodds is actively expanding Hemopet’s full-service, nonprofit animal blood bank program, which provides canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services throughout North America. Dodds is a member of numerous professional societies and she consults in clinical pathology and lectures nationwide to veterinarians and dog fanciers on hem

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