The editors of Veterinary Surgery Small Animal 2 Volume Set truly believe that veterinary surgeons should be more than just talented hands.
Veterinary Surgery Small Animal 2 Volume Set
After all, much of the success of a procedure relies on selection and application of appropriate diagnostic tests and preoperative/postoperative case management. We believe that an understanding of anatomy and physiology provides the foundation by which surgeons develop methods to diagnose and treat disease, improve existing therapies and surgical procedures, assess outcome, and provide the best care and service to both patient and client. Success as a surgeon is largely based on appropriate decision making, and appropriate decision making requires a broad body of knowledge of medicine and surgery. It is the goal of the editors to provide a textbook that acknowledges, preserves, and promotes the work of the pioneers of human and veterinary surgery and builds on the work of our teachers and colleagues to provide an in-depth resource for those that practice the art and science of veterinary surgery.
For this textbook we have gathered input from some of the most talented and experienced surgeons and specialists in the world. These authors have a nearly inexhaustible passion for veterinary medicine and surgery and are excited, enthusiastic, and committed to sharing their knowledge and experience because they recognize the importance of the information that they provide. It is difficult to express the gratitude owed to each author for his or her contribution.
We hope that the contents of this book will serve not only to educate you but to inspire you to become the complete surgeon who treats patients with hands, head, and heart.
In chapters on specific organs, you will find coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to facilitate immediate reference to information critical to operative procedures and patient management. Ophthalmology, oncology, dentistry, and anesthesia content is clearly directed toward surgical implications and a better blend of clinical and basic science information provides the best possible understanding of clinical issues surrounding operative situations.