This is more than just a management book! Written by a range of experienced authors who have designed and built surgeries, managed veterinary staff, bought and used the equipment, and ‘cleaned the floors’, this Manual brings ideas and guidelines that will be useful in improving and running a small animal veterinary business, whether established or new. Following a brief foray into the construction planning process, each area of the practice, both clinical and non-clinical, is considered in detail -- its design, equipment and maintenance, and the organization and management of the clinical and support teams. The second part of the Manual deals with communication and people management issues, including leadership skills and self-management, together with the ethical and legal framework within which vets and vet nurses work. Thirdly, the business aspects of veterinary practice are explored, including planning, finance, marketing, the client experience and clinical governance. As well as being a daily source of information for veterinary surgeons and managers in companion animal practice, the Manual help support studies for certificates in practice management. It will aid preparation for PSS and VMD inspections, and will be of benefit to all practitioners wanting to improve their quality of service, premises and facilities, and the management of their clinical and support teams. Examples of forms, protocols and SOPs are given throughout and the book has a wealth of images to complement and enhance the text . The first BSAVA Manual of Practice Improvement was published in 1972; this completely new Manual will inspire and support a new generation of veterinary surgeons in their careers in small animal practice.
Author: Carole J. Clarke
Release Date: 2012
This Manual provides a daily reference book for veterinary surgeons and managers in practice, to aid with all aspects of the organisation and delivery of clinical veterinary care in companion animal practice. It is also a useful resource for current and aspiring practice owners, veterinary nurses and vet and VN students.
Author: Toby Gemmill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-01-26
The ability to repair and manage fractures is an everyday necessity in practice, and this new edition builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, with an increased focus on implants, grafts and surgery. Previous sections have been expanded and updated: the manual gives a detailed overview of specific fractures and how to approach them; principles of fracture surgery and the necessary techniques and complications such as disease or implant failure and how to deal with them. The text is accompanied by full–colour illustrations and step–by–step guides, ensuring that information is both easy to follow and comprehensive.
Author: Nick Bexfield
Release Date: 2014-08-25
The BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly performed in small animal veterinary practice. In addition, routine clinical examination of the major body systems, and protocols for the management of selected emergencies, are described. In addition to the actual technique, each procedure has information on indications and contraindications, equipment required, and potential complications, together with the editors’ own hints and tips. Details of BSAVA Manuals where wider information can be found, such as interpretation of results, are given throughout. All procedures have been reviewed and updated to ensure that this remains a truly useful resource for the veterinary team. New for this edition: Edrophonium response test Gall bladder aspiration Gastric decontamination Local anaesthesia Peritoneal dialysis Separate section on system examinations Additional illustrations, many in full colour
Author: Alexander M. Reiter
Release Date: 2018-08-27
Following the success of previous editions, the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery 4th edition is a timely publication in what is an internationally growing specialist field. It is an accessible source of core information for general small animal veterinary surgeons, students and nurses/technicians interested in developing their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry and oral surgery. New for this edition are the inclusion of step-by-step operative techniques with detailed full-colour photographs and new illustrations, including the process for taking dental radiographs, and techniques for the management of periodontal disease, dental and oral trauma, developmental disorders and neoplasia, and closed and open tooth extractions.
Author: Margaret C. Moore
Release Date: 1999
The Manual of Veterinary Nursing offers an approach to enable workers and students in the field to develop their skills to set them on their way to achieving the national standards now in place for veterinary nursing. Areas covered include modern wound management, anaesthetic and radiography techniques, surgical and medical nursing, and emergency care. Chapters on pharmacy and pharmacology, client advice, and ethics and the law give practical slants to often difficult topics. The book is an essential practical guide and reference for all student veterinary nurses, their trainers and assessors, and a must for every practice bookshelf.
Companion animals are undergoing previously uncontemplated treatments and surviving what would once have been rapidly fatal conditions. This NEW Manual is aimed at the whole veterinary team, drawing on all their skills to help patients achieve as full a function and quality of life as possible after surgery, trauma or disease, and to manage chronic conditions effectively for the benefit of animal, owner and the practice team. Part One discusses the principles of rehabilitation, supportive and palliative care. The science behind pain and its management, clinical nutrition and physical therapies is explored, and clinical applications reviewed with reference to published evidence of efficacy and/or effectiveness. In Part Two, this truly innovative Manual presents a collection of Case Studies across a range of canine and feline patients - from discospondylitis to glaucoma in dogs and from triaditis to leg amputation in cats. The following are considered for every case, with expert assessment from the contributors to Part One of the book: • Acute and chronic pain management • Fear, stress and conflict concerns • Nutritional requirements • Physiotherapy • Hydrotherapy • Acupuncture • Nursing and supportive care • Owner advice and homecare recommendations.
Author: Tim Hutchinson
Release Date: 2015-02-23
The past 20 years has seen a remarkable growth in the knowledge base and skill set available in small animal practice the range of specialist information now available may appear daunting to the relatively inexperienced vet looking for a concise answer to one of the many common problems presented in the consulting room. Authored by vets with many years of experience in general practice, this new Foundation Manual aims to provide the first port of call for the busy practitioner faced with uncertainty over a new case. Common sense, first line approaches are given in a problem oriented setting stemming from the nose to tail examination. The Manual is broadly divided into three sections: The Art of Canine Practice Common Consultations Common Clinical Presentations.
The importance of animal behavior and psychological well-being is increasingly being recognized in the veterinary profession. This new edition is designed to be even more practical and user-friendly than the first. For a range of behavioral presentations, consideration is given to evaluation of the patient, including any possible underlying disease; evaluation of client attitudes, beliefs and behavior; risk evaluation; behavioral biology of the condition; acute management protocols; long-term treatment strategies; prognosis; follow-up; and preventive measures. A special chapter on shelter animals has been added, as this is an area where veterinary support is increasingly sought in both health and husbandry. An included CD offers client handouts, history-taking forms, detailed behavioral questionaires for each species and a referral form.
Author: Daniel J. Brockman
Release Date: 2005-11-18
This brand new Manual focuses on soft tissue surgery of the head, neck and thorax. Together with its companion volume, the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Abdominal Surgery, it highlights for the veterinary surgeon in general practice the most commonly performed techniques. Procedures that are undertaken by those surgeons with more experience are also discussed so that practitioners can better inform their clients as to clinical options. The Manual begins with a consideration of general patient assessment and stabilization, anaesthesia and analgesia, and postoperative care for surgical conditions of the head, neck and thorax. An illustrated description of surgical instruments and materials follows. Chapters on different organs/systems consider relevant anatomy, clinical signs and diagnostics, and medical treatment in addition to surgical techniques. Emergency management of respiratory distress is described, including instructions on how to perform an emergency tracheostomy. Surgical approaches to the thoracic wall and drainage of the thoracic cavity are described in detail and illustrated. Step-by-step Operative Techniques detail the common procedures in an easy-to-follow practical way, with notes on patient positioning and preparation, instrumentation and postoperative care. Full-colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate both the Operative Techniques and the accompanying text. Surgical diseases of the head, neck and thorax are considered a challenge by many surgeons. This Manual, written by an international panel of authors, serves to demystify common techniques and provide a firm foundation for further development of surgical skills.
Author: Gary England
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Following the success of the first edition, this Manual has been completely updated and reorganized to be even more practical and user-friendly. It follows reproductive medicine from mating, through conception and birth, looking at problems such as infertility and dystocia along the way. Care of the neonate plus conditions that may affect new puppies and kittens are also included. New developments in drugs and in biotechnology are discussed. Full colour photographs and illustrations support the text, which has been prepared by international contributors.
Author: Tanya Duke-Novakovski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-12-21
New edition of a popular guide for small animal veterinary practitioners covering anaesthesia and its administration. This new edition covers not only the medical aspects, but also the legal, ethical and practical consequences before, during and after surgery The use of anaesthetics and analgesics is broken down into their use in dental, ophthalmic and thoracic surgery among others, and the impact of various diseases and disorders on their efficacy Provides advice on how to deal with complications and emergencies and techniques for managing pain
Author: John Chitty
Release Date: 2018-06-06
Authored by vets with experience in all aspects of avian care, this manual is an essential tool for those in general practice who do not often see birds. Subjects including anatomy and physiology, husbandry, behaviour, examination, surgical techniques are covered in detail; common presentations are also dealt with in individual chapters. Includes Quick Reference Guides Informative and detailed appendices Clinical signs-based section, exploring particular conditions in detail
Author: Elizabeth Villiers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-09-01
New case studies Advice to give to pet owners What to test for (which test for which disease) and the techniques Increased focus on principles Updated figures and images More detail on sampling, genetic testing Diagnosis on genetic and inherited diseases Principles of testing and interpreting results This new edition of a must-have manual, edited by Elizabeth Villiers, Jelena Ristic and Laura Blackwood, features new case studies and updated images. There is an increased focus on principles, testing and interpreting results as well as sampling, genetic testing and diagnosing genetic and inherited diseases. Fully revised and expanded, this manual contains not just advice for the busy practitioner, but also for the concerned owner and how they can play a part in the treatment of their pet.
Author: Jill E. Maddison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-06-02
A logical approach to making a diagnosis, puts the art back into veterinary science.℗ Essential reading for all small animal clinicians. Professor Edward Hall MA (Cantab), VetMB, PhD(Liv), DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Head of Division and Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, UK This book outlines the philosophy and approaches underlying problem-based clinical reasoning. It is an important resource for vets looking to advance themselves as small animal diagnosticians and essential reading.