McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 9th Edition, This new edition is more concise, includes two new chapters in oncology and toxicology, and continues to integrate the veterinary technician practice model throughout the text with the goal of improving critical and independent thinking among students and graduates. It covers the most important aspects of veterinary nursing and, in particular, those areas that are required to be taught in AVMA-accredited programs.
McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 9th Edition
It is our hope that this textbook will serve as the foundation for study, not only in college, but also later when new graduates prepare for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and beyond—in those times when they face questions and decisions to be made in the immediate care of their patients. No single textbook can fully encompass the full-spectrum of information required by today’s veterinary technicians. However, we hope that this textbook will serve as an important reference for students and graduates alike. Our goal is to focus on key topics that are required to be taught in AVMA-accredited programs and that form the foundation of veterinary nursing in both general and specialty practices. In addition, despite the rapid expansion of information commonly used by veterinary technicians, we are committed to keeping the textbook within a manageable size and weight.
This edition continues to be heavily illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings in full color, as well as numerous tables and boxes. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline, a list of key terms, and a series of learning objectives. Technician notes continue to be a helpful study tool for students. A comprehensive glossary that is reflective of the key terms in each chapter appears at the end of the text.
The Student Workbook is designed to be a supplement to the learning process. The content of the Workbook matches the book chapter by chapter to help students master and apply key concepts and procedures in a clinical situation. Included are multiple-choice questions, matching exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and other activities to guide the learning process.