- Title: Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications
- Author: Robert Clark, Beth Vanhorn
- Released: 2010-06-22
- Pages: 960
- ISBN: 1435453875
- ISBN13: 978-1435453876
- ASIN: 1435453875
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PART I. OFFICE PROCEDURES. 1. Veterinary Medical Terminology and Abbreviations. 2. Veterinary Medical Records. 3. Scheduling and Appointments 4. Computer and Keyboarding skills. 5. Veterinary Office Management. 6. Communication and Client Relations. 7. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues. PART II. VETERINARY ANIMAL PRODUCTION. 8. Dog Production Management. 9. Cat Production Management. 10. Avian Production Management. 11. Pocket Pet Production Management. 12. Rabbit Production Management. 13. Reptile and Amphibian Production Management. 14. Ornamental Fish Production Management. 15. Wildlife Production Management. 16. Zoo and Exotic Animal Production Management. 17. Laboratory Animal Production Management. 18. Beef Cattle Production Management. 19. Dairy Cattle Production Management 20. Equine Production Management. 21. Draft animal Production Management. 22. Swine Production Management. 23. Sheep Production Management. 24. Goat Production Management. 25. Poultry Production Management. 26. Aquaculture Production Management. PART III. CLINICAL PROCEDURES. 27. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Animals. 28. Veterinary Restraint Procedures. 29. Veterinary Safety. 30. Sanitation and Asepsis Techniques. 31. Animal Nutrition. 32. Animal Diseases and Zoonosis. 33. Animal Behavior. 34. Patient History and Physical Exam. 35. Examination Procedures. 36. Hospital Procedures. 37. Grooming Practices. PART IV. Nursing Assistance. 38. Equipment Identification and Maintenance. 39. Patient Preparation. 40. Nursing Assistant Procedures. 41. Bandaging Techniques. 42. Animal First Aid and CPR. PART V. LABORATORY PROCEDURES. 43. Laboratory Sample Handling and Collection. 44. Urinalysis Evaluation. 45. Fecal Analysis Procedures. 46. Hematology Procedures. 47. Maintaining Laboratory Logs. PART VI. RADIOLOGY AND PHARMACY PROCEDURES. 48. Radiographic Chart and Safety Techniques. 49. Radiographic Positioning. 50. Developing and Process Radiographs. 51. Radiographic Equipment Care and Maintenance. 52. Pharmacology Procedures. 53. Labeling and Handling of medications. 54. Handling Hazardous Wastes. 55. Vaccine and Pharmacology Agents. PART VII. SURGICAL ASSISTING. 56. Surgical Preparation. 57. Surgical instrument identification and maintenance. 58. Patient Preparation and Aseptic Techniques. 59. Surgical Assisting Techniques. 60. Surgical Room Care and Sanitation. 61. Anesthesiology Procedures. APPENDIX.
About the Author
Beth Vanhorn is a certified veterinary technician with more than 10 years of professional experience. When hired by the Dauphin County Technical School in 2005, she quickly got to work by outlining a curriculum for the Veterinary Assistant Program. Additionally, Vanhorn spearheads the Vet Science Club, an after-school organization for current and future students.
Dr. Robert Clark is an Administrative Director for Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS), and the developer of the school's urban agricultural program. Upon realizing that there was no industry-recognized credential for veterinary assistants, he worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to lay the groundwork for this innovative program that could answer the need for credentialing.