Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician introduces veterinary technicians to the most common kinds of exotic animals they're likely to encounter in practice and provides straightforward descriptions and explanations of procedures they may be expected to perform on exotics. Common technical procedures are explained thoroughly and general information about exotic species is also provided. The editor and 11 contributing authors describe in detail technical procedures most frequently performed on exotics, including venipuncture, bandaging and wound care, administration of drugs, tube feeding, catheter placement, urine collection, and blood transfusion. Although intended primarily as a textbook for students in veterinary technician programs, the broad and exhaustive coverage of exotic animal clinical procedures makes this a must-have reference for every veterinary technician and veterinarian in practice.
Table of Contents
Contributors.Preface.Dedication.Acknowledgements.Disclaimer.1. The Role of Veterinary Technician's in Exotic Animal Medicine. (Bonnie M. Ballard).2. The Avian Patient. (Cheryl B. Greemacre).3. The Lizard. (Brad Wilson).4. The Snake. (Ryan Cheek and Shannon Richards).5. The Chelonians. (Samuel Rivera).6. The Amphibians. (Brad Wilson).7. The Ferret. (James R. McClearen and Julie Mays).8. The Rabbit. (Micahel J. Huerkamp).9. The Mouse, Rat, Gerbil, and Hamster. (Anne Hudson).10. The Chinchilla. (Trevor Lyon).11. The Guinea Pig. (Anne Hudson).12. The African Hedgehog. (Michael Duffy Jones).13. Other Species Seen in Practice. (Samuel Rivera).14. The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation. (melanie Haire).15. Avian and Reptile Hematology. (Denise I. Bounous).Appendices.Index.
Dr. Bonnie Ballard has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, starting as a veterinary assistant, becoming a technician in 1979, and earning a DVM in 1994. In 1997, she began to develop the veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College. The program received a full AVMA program accreditation in 2000. Dr. Ballard currently is the program's director and one of two full time faculty members. She also practices small animal and exotic medicine at Winder Animal Hospital in Winder, Georgia. Ryan Cheek, graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 1999 with an AAT in veterinary technology. After completing an internship at the ZooAtlanta Veterinary Hospital, he went to work at Avalon Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He also holds a part0time faculty position at Gwinnett Technical College, where he is a lab assistant and teaches exotic animal medicine. Mr. Cheek enjoys keeping reptiles and teaching children about them.