ISBN: 9780702066108
Page Count: 832
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $82.95

Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Nicola Ackerman, BSc(Hons) RVN CertSAN AI MBVNA and Victoria Aspinall, BVSc, MRCVS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702066108
Page Count: 832
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $82.95
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The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support.

All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date.

The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition.

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  • Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning
  • Image Bank of over 700 figures
  • Additional chapters

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    • Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses
    • Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding
    • Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses
    • Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research
    • New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills.
    • Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated.
    • New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.
  • Ethics and Animal Welfare

    Customer Care and Communication

    Consulting Skills and Clinics

    Practice and Staff Management

    Legislation and the Veterinary Nurse

    Canine and Feline Anatomy and Physiology

    Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Exotic Species

    Equine Anatomy and Physiology

    Canine and Feline Nutrition

    Clinical Nutrition

    Equine Nutrition

    Behaviour and Handling of the Dog and Cat

    Behaviour and Handling of the Horse

    Restraint, Handling and Administration of Medicines to Exotic Species

    Introduction to Genetics

    Practical Animal Breeding

    The Essentials of Patient Care


    Fundamental Pharmacology

    Emergency and intensive Critical Care

    Prevention of the Spread of Infectious Diseases

    Common Medical Conditions of the Body Systems

    Principles of Surgical Nursing

    Theatre Practice

    Fluid Therapy


    Principles of Anaesthesia and Analgesia

    Equine Anaesthesia



    Laboratory Diagnostic Aids

    Principles of Diagnostic Imaging

    Management and Care of Exotic Species

    Management and Care of Injured Wildlife

    Animal Housing

    Stable Design and Management

    Animal Grooming

  • Nicola Ackerman, BSc(Hons) RVN CertSAN AI MBVNA, Senior Medical Nurse, The Veterinary Hospital Group; Council member of BVNA and Victoria Aspinall, BVSc, MRCVS, Director, Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, Gloucester, UK
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