Practical Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 3E

Jennifer Serling, CVT, BVSc
Kate Arnold, AAS, BS, CVT

Practical Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, Third Edition, has been completely updated to meet the needs of today’s veterinary technology instructors and students. Written by experienced veterinary technician educators, this comprehensive textbook features practical applications of formulas and calculations, expanded discussions of pharmacologic processes, and in-depth coverage of concepts students need to know to pass the VTNE. The third edition continues to adhere to AVMA accreditation standards, helping your program meet all of the requirements.

Outstanding Features:

  • Expanded drug formularies feature all of the drug information students need to know to pass the VTNE, including coverage of drugs new to the market as well as infrequently used medications.
  • New and improved full-color illustrations and photos enhance student comprehension of pharmacologic processes, medical procedures, and the anatomy and pathologic conditions of organs such as the heart, eye, and ear.
  • Enhanced tables and boxes present important concepts alongside engaging descriptions and high-quality images for greater understanding in a user-friendly format.
  • Tips for Techs clarify challenging concepts and provide inside information from practicing veterinary technology professionals.
  • Instructor resources provide critical thinking questions to further reinforce student comprehension of important concepts, an online Student Activities workbook, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and a complete image collection.
Available in Digital and Interactive Format

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Chapter 2: Methods and Routes of Administration
  • Chapter 3: Basic Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 4: Pharmacy Management
  • Chapter 5: Nervous System Drugs
  • Chapter 6: Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Chapter 7: Anti-inflammatory Medications and Pain Relief
  • Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal and Urinary System Drugs
  • Chapter 9: Fluid Therapy Agents
  • Chapter 10: Antimicrobials
  • Chapter 11: Anitparasitics
  • Chapter 12: Chemotherapeutics and Immune System Drugs .
  • Chapter 13: Endocrine System Drugs
  • Chapter 14: Respiratory System Drugs
  • Chapter 15: Ophthalmic and Otic Medications
  • Chapter 16: Topical Therapies
  • Chapter 17: Emergency Drugs
  • Chapter 18: Nutraceuticals: Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography and Webliography
  • Index

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About the Author

Jennifer Serling has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 1992.  Her specialty is in large animal nursing however her vast experience encompasses all facets of veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician educator since 2007. Jennifer has a bachelor’s in veterinary science from the University of Arizona and an associate of science from Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Program. She was the program director for a veterinary technician school in Tucson Arizona for 11 years prior to joining the Appalachian State University Veterinary Technology program as it’s Assistant Director. Jennifer has written two veterinary technician textbooks for Bluedoor Publishing on pharmacology and large animal medicine and nursing and contributed to several others. In addition to teaching and writing, she is a firm believer in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for three animal welfare and rescue groups as well as donating her time to several veterinary charity events throughout the year. Her passion is large animals and she absolutely loves sharing that excitement with her students. Jennifer is a nationally known speaker delivering engaging talks on large animal medicine as well as veterinary technology education. Jennifer is the current President for the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). She is also a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education (AVTSE) and holds the advanced certification of VTES (Veterinary Technician Education Specialist). Jennifer currently resides in Tucson Arizona with her dog and cat as well as two grown human boys.

Kate Arnold has been a Veterinary Technician educator since 2007 and is currently the Veterinary Programs Director at Pima Medical Institute in Aurora, Colorado. Kate has worked primarily in small animal practices within the veterinary field and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for more than fifteen years. In addition to her degree in Veterinary Technology, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

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