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McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7e [Hardcover]

Joanna M. Bassert VMD , Dennis M. McCurnin DVM MS Dipl ACVS
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May 7, 2009 1416057005 978-1416057000 7
Considered a fundamental text in the field of veterinary technology, McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians is back in its 7th edition and better than ever! Written by veterinarians, including many board-certified specialists, and veterinary technicians who understand the vet tech curriculum, this text is full of everything you'll need to know in your practice. Sections on small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals embrace every aspect of the veterinary field, while case presentations of actual patient situations link information to relevant, real-life scenarios you may encounter in future practice. Get it all with this extensive and practical text essential to the veterinary technician profession!
  • Full color visuals make learning easier with accurate depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
  • Detailed information of the technician's role in every procedure enables you to focus on your role in veterinary practice.
  • Birds, reptiles, and small mammals chapter keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets.
  • Chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician.
  • The TEACH manual provides instructors with teaching/learning objectives, key terms, critical thinking challenges, and chapter quizzes, while the workbook contains applied quizzes and activities for each chapter.
  • New case presentations help link information to real life by illustrating scenarios of actual patient situations and outcomes.
  • Increased coverage of large animal concerns, such as nutrition, emergency nursing, pain management, and anesthesia, prepare you for potential patients.
  • New chapters on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Laws, Regulations, and Ethics, as well as expanded sections in Anesthesia, Nursing, and Dentistry provide the most comprehensive information.
  • Newly added key terms, glossary, outlines, boxed "Technician Tips,” and learning objectives aid studying.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1456 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (May 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416057005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416057000
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Preparing for the VTNE October 19, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am currently preparing for the VTNE for the second time, with only on the job experience,and this book. It has really helped me learn large animal and improve on my weak points. I feel very confident in taking this next test with the help of co workers and this AMAZING Book!! I will recommend it to anyone looking to take the Exam or just learn, there is amazing information in this book and well worth the money spent!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Textbook gets an A, Workbook gets a C June 27, 2010
By Megan
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I bought this textbook and workbook to study independently for the VTNE. They arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The textbook is comprehensive and full of great information. However, the workbook does not come with answers to the questions and puzzles. You must register on the Evolve website, and you must be a student or instructor to gain access to the workbook answers and extra website materials. Students are only given access to answers for the odd numbered workbook questions, and I have found several mistakes in the answers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BAD FOR SELF HELP REVIEW!! February 1, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I liked the book set as far as being a good review. However, you CAN NOT access the workbook answers on their site unless your a teacher. So, this makes the set rather useless because you can do the workbook but there is no way to check your answers. They should have included them with the workbook or at the very least made them available to the student if we want to use it as a review for the VTNE.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of information December 5, 2012
Format:Hardcover
This book contains a LOT of information. No joke - it's a lot of reading but it is extremely helpful. Purchased this book for one of my vet tech classes and I think i was one of the few people that did the actual readings assigned. You can only learn so much 'on the job' but this book helps to support why things are done the way they are and it gives excellent references and examples to help explain things. Without this book, I would not have become the veterinary technician I am today. I took the course over 2 years ago and I still reference the book for pertinent information.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best one yet September 13, 2009
By Shuree
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I had the 3rd edition in college in 98...this one is about five times better and encompasses things the others did not. Impressive to say the least. Should be very helpful. Loved the fact that this book comes with MANY links to many organizations and such. There is much to love about this book. I also like the fact that this book is helping to bridge the gap between lab animal people associated with AALAS with the small animal technician communities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Details April 25, 2011
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I am a student of Veterinary Technology and was looking for a book which would give me a leg up on my studies. I find this book very informational as well as filled with great photos to enhance my learning experience. I highly recommend signing up for the on-line version which you receive free with your purchase. It comes with labs and more details and learning aides which put this book in the five star category.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vet Tech Book May 17, 2010
Format:Hardcover
great price, large (heavy) book with many color photos, covers everything you need to know outside of class room lab
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars s,bemis February 7, 2010
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Excellent book - bought it for my step-daughter who is gradually merging into the veterinary field. she is constantly referring to it both in practice and at home. highly recommended
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thus book was just what I was looking for
Published 7 days ago by Brianna Gerdes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recommendation
My wife is a Registered Veterinary Technician and this is, "the Vet Tech's bible" according to her. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller
Everything was great...I signed up for online vet assistant classes and this book went along great with is, it was very helpful
Published 2 months ago by Ciji Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars great for life
very nice book. has everything .i guess i should have had it earlier . every technician should have this book.
Published 2 months ago by Samir
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
Product is used (as advised) but in overall good condition. The book is huge and covers just about everything one would need! Packaging was great and shipping time average.
Published 3 months ago by Michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Good over-all review of veterinary medicine
This book has a little bit of everything you need to understand the multifaceted world of veterinary medicine (from a tech's perspective). Read more
Published 4 months ago by Victoria De Meo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
I have used this book a lot its really a great book. In class we are always using it. I highly recommend this book!
Published 4 months ago by Sandra Towle
4.0 out of 5 stars VTNE prep
Excellent book for prepping for the VTNE. There are a few weird things in restraint and some behavior topics are confusing, but I think those are fixed in the 8th edition. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chaney
1.0 out of 5 stars McCurnin's NOT based on facts, just opions!!
It never fails, the workbook and the textbook don't match up on numerous questions for the homework we have to do. Read more
Published 9 months ago by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Great! I would recommend this book to all veterinary technician students! Very helpful! It's a big book and has lots of information so if it's not required for your program it's... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tara
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