A career in veterinary medicine offers opportunities in a
wide variety of professional areas, including public health,
care of companion and food animals, government service,
research, and many others. A large percentage of veterinarians
also work in private clinical practice. No matter what
area of expertise, however, the link that bonds all veterinarians
is their ability and aptitude for problem solving and the
fact that they all thoroughly enjoy doing it.
Veterinarians want to know why.
This reader-friendly guide helps veterinary nurses and technicians use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. Self-assessment questions, examples, logos, clinical hints and tips clarify important concepts and ensure that readers master everything they need to know about calculations in their day-to-day clinical environment.
What compels us to enter the field of veterinary medicine? More importantly,
what keeps us here? You may wonder why, when you have been
on your feet for ten hours with no lunch break, when you are covered with
blood, feces, and vomit, when you have just argued with your boss and you’ve
had to euthanize your favorite patient.
In this second edition of Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets we have updated the chapters
from the first edition and added some new chapters based on new interests and involvement
of emergency veterinarians. This question-and-answer format continues to be a useful means of
offering information about veterinary emergency medicine. The stimuli for new questions and
answers have come from readers of the first edition, students in the arena of emergency and critical
care medicine, veterinary nurses and technicians, and chapter authors.