Key Features

  • The first book on pharmacology that meets the needs of every veterinary nurse - from student to qualified
  • Each chapter is headed with a list of learning outcomes for easy use
  • Inclusion of self-test questions to aid revision
  • A useful reference tool in clinical situations
  • Offers practical advice on pharmacy management
  • Recent research into drug therapy is included and future pharmacological therapies and recommended treatment protocols are discussed

Table of Contents


Section 1: Introduction to pharmacology

Ch 1: The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapy

Ch 2: Pharmacy law

Ch 3: Pharmacy practice

Ch 4: General pharmacology

Section 2: The sciences

Ch 5: Biology

Ch 6: Chemical sciences

Ch 7: Microbiology

Section 3: Applied pharmacology

Ch 8: The treatment of infections

Ch 9: Immunological products

Ch 10: Pharmaceutical preparations used for their actions on the respiratory system

Ch 11: Pharmaceutical preparations for the cardiovascular system

Ch 12: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tract

Ch 13: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genito-urinary system

Ch 14: Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugs

Ch 15: Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disorders

Ch 16: Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouth

Ch 17: Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatology

Ch 18: Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppression

Ch 19: Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning cases

Ch 20: Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balance

Ch 21: Premedicants and local and general anaesthetics

Ch 22: Analgesics


Appendix: Multiple Choice Questions for Animal Nursing Assistants



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About the author

Amanda Rock

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care Department, Rosewarne College, Camborne, Cornwall Veterinary Surgeon in a Small Animal Hospital: The Veterinary Hospital, Estover, Plymouth