Essential Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

Kristin Loy, CVT

Essential Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians is a step-by-step clinical skills guide accompanied by more than 1,500 images and diagrams. This text includes all required CVTEA applied essential skills laid out by the AVMA for small animal, large animal, laboratory and exotic animal, anesthetic monitoring, surgical nursing, imaging, laboratory procedures, and microbiology. It is straightforward, easy to understand, and easy to use. This text is the ultimate resource for all hands-on veterinary nursing skills and is bound to be an instructor, student, and clinic favorite. Having this guide to use and refer back to is a great learning and retention tool for students and staff.

Outstanding Features:

  • Page reference guide to all required applied essential skills.
  • Clear, full-color images detailing each skill.
  • "Tech Tips" provide helpful tips and tricks of the trade.
  • A supply list for each skill.
  • CVTEA Essential Skills completion sheet for each skill.
  • Abbreviations appendix for common abbreviations used in the field.
  • Step-by-step mathematic calculations appendix commonly used in the field.
  • Learning objectives and review questions for student comprehension.
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Table of Contents

  • CVTEA Essential Skills
  • Chapter 1: Dog Restraint
  • Chapter 2: Feline Restraints
  • Chapter 3: Nursing Procedures
  • Chapter 4: Physical Exam
  • Chapter 5: Injections
  • Chapter 6: Blood Collection
  • Chapter 7: Intravenous Catheter (IVC) Placement
  • Chapter 8: Bandaging
  • Chapter 9: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Chapter 10: Dentistry
  • Chapter 11: Anesthesia and Monitoring
  • Chapter 12: Surgical Nursing
  • Chapter 13: Radiology
  • Chapter 14: Equine Procedures
  • Chapter 15: Bovine/Small Ruminant Procedures
  • Chapter 16: Laboratory and Exotic Animal Procedures
  • Chapter 17: Sample Collection
  • Chapter 18: Fecal Evaluation
  • Chapter 19: Urinalysis
  • Chapter 20: Blood Analysis
  • Chapter 21: Microbiology
  • Chapter 22: Stains
  • Appendix 1: Abbreviations
  • Appendix 2: Prefixes, Suffixes, & Root Words
  • Appendix 3: Mathematical Calculations
  • Appendix 4: References
  • Appendix 5: Index

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About the Author

Kristin Loy is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a passion for teaching. She has been an instructor at Rockford Career College for the past 10 years, helping to create and write classes, protocols, and design the program as a whole. Her 18 years of clinical experience and expertise in the field has allowed her to gain invaluable knowledge, excellent skill techniques, and tips and tricks of the trade. Loy has focused a large amount of her clinical and teaching experience in the small animal and clinical laboratory aspects of the field. Her newest endeavor includes educational consulting for clinics in her area.

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