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The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook [Paperback]

Sophia Yin
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Book Description

15 Jan 2010
This book will help veterinary students find vital information fast, when every second counts. The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook has become the profession’s gold standard for finding the information needed for everyday clinical practice when and where needed. In fact, more than 30,000 copies have been sold to veterinarians and veterinary students. This pocket-sized reference gives immediate access to accurate, practical information on 21 subjects, with handy headers, as well as sleek tables and charts.

The Nerdbook places special emphasis on topics critical to the practice of routine clinical medicine, such as cardiology, toxicology, nutrition, critical care, infectious disease and dermatology. Charts, tables, diagrams, and outlines make skimming the information simple. It’s ideal for clinical use and for board-exam review.

The book features:
• Concise tables and charts to illustrate content
• Simple diagrams provide an alternative to text information
• Index of commonly used drug dosages
• Extensive references if more in-depth information is needed

New to the third edition:
• The anesthesia section contains an illustrated instruction on nerve blocks and more on anesthetic monitoring.
• The parasitology section summarizes the most updated CDC and CAPC recommendations and heartworm society recommendations.
• The infectious disease section explains how to set up vaccine protocols.
• A urinary section that follows the international Renal Interests Society staging system.
• The GI section features a clinical diagnostic approach to diseases.

Purchasing this resource gives access to additional information on the official Nerdbook website, including:
• References and recommended readings
• A neurologic exam check-off sheet
• An illustrated overview of the nervous system
• General protocols for behavior modification
• Client handouts for prevention of common behavior problems
• Videos illustrating behavior modification techniques

In its third edition with loads of new and updated information, the Nerdbook is better organized, easier to understand and more clinically relevant than ever before.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: CattleDog Publishing; 3rd Revised edition edition (15 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964151855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964151857
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 10.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Nerdbook played a crucial role in preparation for national boards as well as in clinical rotations. Dr. Yin's ability to present information in such a concise manner makes the Nerdbook a must have for every veterinary student.
–Chris Johnson, DVM, San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By AlexB
Bought the book from BSAVA Congress, Birmingham. It is very useful when you are in a rush and you need to take a decission. Well structured. It's not too big, so you can carry it with you anywhere. I am amazed that it has just one more review on this page. Very good way of spending your money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars treasure book 29 Nov 2011
By anca
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It's an ABC... book for students and veterinarians as well.I will strongly recommend this book to all my friends .
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like the book 26 Dec 2012
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The book was purchased for my daughter who is studying veterinary medicine in Glasgow, Scotland. It was her suggestion to purchase the book.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pocketguide for interns/students 28 May 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent pocket guide for final year students or interns in small animal hospitals. It covers not only internal medicine but orthopedics as well. Despite minor errors, it is still the best there is. It is used in veterinary teaching hospitals all over the U.S.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not entirely accurate 25 Mar 2012
By KiyaNikita - Published on Amazon.com
As a quick reference, this book is alright. I am almost finished with clinics, and I found several mistakes in the book throughout the year. The dentistry section has a diagram of the teeth improperly numbered, and in the anesthesia section I found several things that weren't consistent with my vet school's protocols. I feel as though some of the "information" in the book is an opinion rather than widely-accepted fact. From what I understand, Dr. Yin created the book from notes she took while in school, so some things may have changed since then. All in all, it's okay, just not my go-to reference.
28 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great veterinary resource, NOT for pet owners 26 May 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I love my nerdbook; I'm not on clinics yet but I use it to work through mock cases and as a review tool. It contains the basics for working up common problems and is a concise resource for simple questions. I am troubled by the review by a pet owner, though. This is not at all designed as a first aid for pets book and is written for an audience with much more understanding of animal health and medicine than even an educated pet owner. It's dangerous to think you know more than you do and can result in not seeking trained medical care when it is warranted. So, while it is great for vet students and interns it is not for pet owners. Sorry.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm gonna pass Boards! 12 Oct 2010
By zmartini - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, well-organized, easily accessible information, super easy to use. This book is gonna get me through Clinics and Boards.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 9 Feb 2011
By Katherine - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, plan on using for fourth year clinical rotations. Bought it early to learn how to use it before clinics. It was recommended to me by other students. Looks to be well organized and concise enough to carry around. No problems with ordering and got it in a speedy manner!
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