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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405145536
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405145534
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Veterinary nurses of all levels of experience will find this handbook invaluable in practice. This edition reflects the advances our profession has made in recent years and will equip the reader with the information they need to deliver nursing care of the highest standard."
―Liz Branscombe, DipAVN(Surg) RVN


"This second edition is very timely in providing updated and additional material in the developing field of veterinary nursing. The Contemporary Veterinary Nursing section includes a detailed description of the Nursing Process and a Model of Nursing Care specific to veterinary nurses which can be used to inform the practice of nursing described in the subsequent sections."
―Andrea Jeffery, MSc DipAVN(Surg) Cert Ed RVN

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"Veterinary nurses of all levels of experience will find this handbook invaluable in practice. This edition reflects the advances our profession has made in recent years and will equip the reader with the information they need to deliver nursing care of the highest standard."
Liz Branscombe, DipAVN(Surg) RVN

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essential guidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high quality nursing care and skills. 

Fully updated, this easy–to–follow guide reflects recent changes to veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugs in use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically, using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary team ensure the most successful outcomes in animal care.

Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nurses and technicians at all stages of their training and career, this will be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference in clinic.

Contents include:

The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment of the patient, managing the hospital environment, managing the operating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergency procedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutrition and radiographic exposures.

Key features

  • Gives clinical advice quickly and simply
  • Written by authors with many years experience of veterinary nurse training and education
  • Contains essential calculations
  • Illustrated in colour throughout

"This second edition is very timely in providing updated and additional material in the developing field of veterinary nursing. The Contemporary Veterinary Nursing section includes a detailed description of the Nursing Process and a Model of Nursing Care specific to veterinary nurses which can be used to inform the practice of nursing described in the subsequent sections."
Andrea Jeffery, MSc DipAVN(Surg) Cert Ed RVN

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As a core text on my university course of veterinary nursing I brought this book.
It's brilliant as it's far more compact compared to the BVSA books and is handier to just pop in your bag to take around with you.
It has really helpful sections and is good for reminding you bits and bobs that may stray from mind occasionally and saves your bacon!
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Fantastic book, upto date with all the lasted on RVNs and nursing care plans and has all the basics for students and qualified VNs wanting a refresher.
It's been really useful for doing the HE dip CVN, referred to it numerous times, money well spent!!!
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Great book, well written.
Good section on the ability model - in all was very useful when doing the dip AVN diploma.
Great for quick reference and reminders, good size, is never far away while I'm at work!!
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I am finding this book so helpful at the moment, it is great for referencing for my assignments and positioning for radiographs, easey to understand, easey to transport not like the huge bsava textbooks, Has most of the things a trainee Veterinary Nurse will need.
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Excellent book, the section on radiography positioning especially good: simple, accurate diagrams for each position needed for the OSCIs. Feel like i could have just read this book instead of spending a year at college!
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I can't praise this book enough. It is set out in a clear and concice way. Unlike may other textbooks it is a very easy read and the information presented is easily retained.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the veterinary nursing field.
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This helped me greatly throughout my college years very very useful for my assignments and it is very well illustrated and covers a broad range of topics A+++++
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Nice sized veterinary book, which can be carried around unlike the bright pink bsava book! Used this for a few assignments. Good book would recommend.
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