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100 Top Consultations in Small Animal General Practice [Kindle Edition]

Peter Hill , Sheena Warman , Geoff Shawcross
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Focusing on 'day one competencies', this book offers essential guidance to the most common problems encountered in small animal general practice. Addressing 100 core scenarios, it is ideal for the undergraduate or newly qualified vet, and for those seeking an up-to-date refresher. Organized by presenting sign (diarrhoea, itching) or disease (diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), and with colour illustration throughout, each chapter explains:
  • how to make a diagnosis
  • which interventions are most appropriate in general practice
  • what the vet should say to the client before and after examination

The authors also offer invaluable advice on other key topics such as annual health checks, neutering and euthanasia, and they tackle the tough questions: What if it doesn't get better? What is the low cost option? When should I refer?

Never before has so much practical information been brought together in a single volume. Like having an experienced or specialist clinician standing by your side in the consulting room, 100 Top Consultations will become a trusted companion for students and practitioners alike.


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"It would also be useful to the large animal practitioner covering the odd consulting shift and the very part–time small animal vet." (Vet Record, 1 December 2011)

"Sidebars of low cost options′ and what if it dosen′t get better′ notes accompany color photos and in–depth discussions perfect for any veterinary reference collection." (The Midwest Book Review, 1 November 2011)

"Each of them is described using a standard and very logical format. As needed, clear tables and algorithms are provided . . . An affordable must before jumping into the big wild veterinary world." (Tomorrow′s Vet , 2011)

"In summary, this book is a real find for small animal general practitioners (in particular new graduates) and clinical veterinary students; it would be a worthwhile addition to any practice bookshelf as it is bursting with handy hints, photographs and helpful appendix tables. It is certainly value for money." (Veterinary Record, 16 July 2011)

"Photographs, drawings and diagrams, color–keyed boxes, and other features make the information particularly clear and accessible." (Booknews, 1 June 2011)

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Focusing on day one competencies , this book offers essential guidance to the most common problems encountered in small animal general practice. Addressing 100 core scenarios, it is ideal for the undergraduate or newly qualified vet, and for those seeking an up–to–date refresher. Organized by presenting sign (e.g. diarrhoea, itching) or disease (e.g. diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), and with colour illustration throughout, each chapter explains:
  • how to make a diagnosis
  • which interventions are most appropriate in general practice
  • what the vet should say to the client before and after examination

The authors also offer invaluable advice on other key topics such as annual health checks, neutering and euthanasia, and they tackle the tough questions: What if it doesn t get better? What is the low cost option? When should I refer?

Never before has so much practical information been brought together in a single volume. Like having an experienced or specialist clinician standing by your side in the consulting room, 100 Top Consultations will become a trusted companion for students and practitioners alike.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5641 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (11 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005D7EPII
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #398,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal reference for GP vets and new graduates 12 April 2011
By krbvet
Format:Paperback
I am a UK based vet with 23 years experience. During that time I have read many books on different veterinary topics. As such, I rarely see a new approach in veterinary books. This book is an entirely new approach and fills a valuable need within the profession in the UK.
Most vet textbooks and textbook chapters are written by specialists seeing second opinion (i.e. 'difficult' cases) which require a completely different approach to first opinion cases. Following their advice to perform a 'minimum database' which often includes full blood work-up, radiographs and all manner of other tests, would lead to huge bills that the average first opinion client cannot afford.
This book is different and is written in a common-sense and practical way. The information is accessable and concise. The 'When to refer', 'Low cost options' and 'What if it does not get better sections' are particularly useful.
I employ a lot of new graduates and plan to give a copy of this book to each of them, along with our 'practice manual'.
This is a great book full of practical tips and I am sure it will help many new graduates bridge the gap between their theoretical knowledge and the very practical aspects of their first job. Older hands might also pick up some tips too.

This format might also translate into a large animal and an equine text - I look forward to those too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Jack Chakotay VINE VOICE
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As a person with a medical background, I thought it would be interesting to review a reference book pertaining to veterinary medicine, especially since human medical references such as this book abound especially for the postgraduate exams. I also thought it would be interesting if there were drug references and which drugs could be used in both humans and small animal practice.

I was quite impressed by the clear layout and consistency in their approach. Aside from the introductory chapter which is obviously meant to return to the basics of history taking and examination, the remaining chapters have the following layout:

Clinical problem:
Pathophysiology where applicable and differential diagnosis
Diagnostic approaches
Treatment
Approaches to non-response of management/compliactions
Low cost options
Referrals to second opinion/specialist centers.

A formulary is included where required ie drug indications. It is interesting to note common medicines are identical to human ones with dosing per kg being the main area of difference.

This is obviously not meant to be an in depth reference but more an office companion. in covering "100 top consultations" the overwhelming focus is on dog and cat problems. The dedicated sections to rabbit, hamster guinea pig and tortoise in the non-dog/cat section tries to cover plenty of ground, but this feels like a final round up "to complete the picture".

There are plenty of photographic plates (illustrating the problem) and tables. Sections in chapters are highlighted by colours.

I used to have a similar book in my undergraduate days for my medical exams and would cover a few chapters in the evening. At least one occupies my shelf in the office. I think this would ably perform a similar function for my veterinary counterpart for small animal practice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Sata
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a final year veterinary student, I bought this book as an aid for revising for my final exams and in order to help me through those first few years in practice. The book is well laid out, containing all the information required to give you a thorough overview of each topic covered. As mentioned in other reviews, the sections e.g. 'Low cost options' and 'When to refer' are extremely useful to help the reader navigate around the information provided. The addition of photos of clinical cases and diagnostic images are also extremely useful for recognising typical clinical presentations. This book has been invaluable in clinics at vet school and I will definitely be keeping it within easy reach for my first few weeks of practicing as a qualified vet.
I would strongly recommend this book to all veterinary students, especially those in their clinical years, and also to newly graduated vets.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you need to know in the real world. 18 April 2012
By Frances
Format:Paperback
A concise and extremely useful book for the small animal vet working in first opinion practice. I have been qualified for nearly 30 years and have a car full of veterinary books but this is one of the best laid out and most helpful. Nothing like a bit of 'colour coding' to clarify things. 'What if it doesn't get better? The low-cost option. When should I refer?' these are the things you need to know in 'the real world'. Thank you to the authors and publisher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is exactly what we need! I'm currently using it to study for my internal medicine final and it's so helpful to have it as an overview before using my lecture notes for the in-depth stuff. I would most definitely recommend this book for all vet students and have recommended it to all of my friends.

Wiley Blackwell, can you please publish a 100 top consultations in equine practice and in farm animal practice please?! I'll be the first to buy them!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to get through finals 10 Feb. 2012
Format:Paperback
Logical approaches to dealing with nearly everything you'll be faced with in first opinion practice. Great for revision for exams and it will never be far away from me in my first few years as a vet.
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