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DICTIONARY OF VETERINARY TERMS, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian

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Written in a dictionary reference style format, just about every term the vet will ever use is thoroughly explained and easy to understand. Includes appendices identifying commonly used drugs, acronyms and abbreviations, and weight and measurement conversions.

A must in the home of every pet owner and breeder!

softcover, 320 pgs

The world of veterinary medicine is becoming exceedingly complex--this important reference book will help you to understand the language of the vet and keep you informed.
I recently came across a copy of Dr. Jennifer Coates’ book: Dictionary of Veterinary Terms - Vet-Speak for the Non-Veterinarian. Having over 10 years of combined experience as a CVT/CVPM and part-time instructor in an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program, I decided to challenge the book before actually reading it. Over a couple of days I thought about veterinary language that I use on a routine basis, as well as veterinary terms that I use with clients. To my pleasant surprise, I did not come up with a single term or word that was not referenced in this book. Eventually I carefully reviewed the entire contents, and found it to be very thorough and user-friendly. The veterinary terms are alphabetized for extremely easy reference. The appendix includes a common drug reference, acronyms/abbreviations, and normal physiologic/reproductive parameters (a wonderful, quick review for anyone in this profession). I truly cannot think of an easier reference guide for veterinary technicians, receptionists, students or pet owners that I have come across in my entire career. I would recommend this book without hesitation. Dr. Coates’ well-rounded background and understanding of the veterinary profession has helped her produce book of quality, ease and simple excellence.

Nichole Kelly, CVT, CVPM
Fort Collins, CO

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Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that's Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, on petMD's blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom.

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