"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)
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.