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Veterinary Technician's Pocket Partner: A Quick Access Reference Guide (Veterinary Technology) 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 1428357823
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1. Anatomy. 2. Anesthesia. 3. Cytology and Endocrine Function Testing. 4. Dentistry. 5. Emergencies. 6. Physical Examination. 7. Hematology. 8. Imaging. 9. Nursing Care. 10. Nutrition. 11. Medical Records and Office Procedures. 12. Parasitology. 13. Pharmaceuticals. 14. Pocket Pets. 15. Reproduction. 16. Surgery. 17. Urinalysis. 18. Vaccines and Disease. 19. Zoonosis.

About the Author

Marisa Bauer, CVT is a state and nationally certified veterinary technician, who has worked full-time in the field since 2000. Ms. Bauer is a former faculty member of the Minnesota School of Business, Veterinary Technology program and has clinical experience working in small animal medicine, emergency medicine and laboratory medicine. Ms. Bauer is a graduate of Argosy University.
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Product Details

  • Series: Veterinary Technology
  • Spiral-bound: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (June 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1428357823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1428357822
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Roxanne Sitarz on September 25, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I just received "The Veterinary Technician's Pocket Partner", and it's a great little tome! The chapters are well demarcated with color coded tabs, the chapters very succinctly written with only pertinent, practical information relevant to the subject of that chapter.

As a 2nd year veterinary technician student, this book will be invaluable for quick reinforcement of concepts, and will be a necessary resource while I prepare for the VTNE & FVTE.

The only reason I did not give this publication 5 stars is that the spiral binding & flimsy cover are ackward. The pages stick together, and tear easily when pulled apart The pages are advertised as being "wash & wipe", but they look like a minor spill of saline would ruin them.

I look forward to reading this book in it's entirety. For now, I will use it as a spot-reference, and look forward to showing my professors this little gem.
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This reference guide does actually fit in a standard-sized scrub pocket, although it's way too awkward to realistically carry around in there (in my opinion).

The information is solid and the sections are nicely presented/organized. However, the 'tabs' along the edge are far too flimsy to actually help you navigate said sections. The tabs are of a very, very thin material, and they readily curl over, preventing you from being able to read the text on them.

Furthermore, my guide arrived crunched in between two much-bigger textbooks, so half the pages were bent. Half of the tabs were already creased over from the start.
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Upon receiving this book, I thought it was tiny and not worth the money at all. After going through it page by page, I found it to have tons of extremely useful information. It wouldn't exactly fit in one's pocket (it measures about 6" x 5" x 1") but it would easily fit in a bag or purse to be carried around daily. It has a cover like a regular book but it is still spiral bound (you can't tell it is spiral bound when the book is closed). I think the cover is nice and I especially like the animal print on the side of the cover. The pages feel really smooth and the color-coded tabs keep the guide organized. I took one star off simply because of the price. Yes, it has a ton of information but I think $70 is way too steep for what you get. You could buy the newest edition of McCurnin's for just a little bit more money and you would get an entire textbook's worth of information. So I really don't understand why this little guide is so expensive. I love it too much to return it though and since most of the cost was covered by a gift card, I don't feel too bad about getting it. It's a great little guide to reference daily and I highly recommend it!
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Book was marked as "good quality". The book is badly damaged. Cover wear was expected but almost every chapter tab was bent/ broken making the information hard to find. Since the purpose of a pocket partner is to be a "quick access reference", not being able to use the tabs defeats the purpose of this book! Don't waste your time and spend an extra few bucks on a new book or order from a different seller.
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I've been looking for a good Technician reference since I started in the field back in 2008, and this is a great one for those that do Dogs/Cats/Pocket Pets. Doesn't have much information on your Exotics if your in that though (just an fyi). Loved that you could "test ride" it with the kindle so I could look through it beforehand to make sure it was what I wanted. Definately worth the money, though I wish it had a quick reference feature were I could click on a chapter and be brought to it instead of having to scan through the entire text (I am new to the kindle though, so maybe it has it and I just can't figure it out)
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The pocket partner is way too big to fit in my pocket, the pages are difficult to turn without ripping the tiny holes and they fall out of the spiral binder as you turn them, and I don't know if it's just the one I got but a lot of the pages are out of order. Disappointing.
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Always handy to have portable info at your fingertips. the book is a little large, and a little heavy, but its packed with information, and is arranged in a comprehensive fashion. It's not as comprehensive as the Vet Tech's Daily Reference Guide, but well worth adding to your professional library.
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I started working as a Veterinary Assistant recently and my only experience has been working around animals my whole life. This book has helped me get up to speed in understanding a multitude of pet issues like what questions to ask when a client calls in, what different meds are used to treat conditions and so on. It has helped a lot with my on the job training so I don't feel quite as clueless. Like the other reviews, I just wish it didn't feel so flimsy. I just use it in the office, but if you were dragging this around in a pickup or even a book bag, it would get torn up fairly easily. Other than that, it is a worthwhile investment.
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