Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery offers a thorough introduction to the surgical principles essential to good veterinary practice. With many high-quality pencil drawings and clinical photographs to complement the detailed descriptions, the book is a useful resource for building basic surgery skills. Covering topics ranging from assessment and surgical pack preparation to aseptic technique and postoperative pain management, the book is a valuable reference for surgical procedure training in veterinary or veterinary technician schools, and serves as a refresher for veterinarians and technicians in practice.
- Introduces the reader to the basics of veterinary surgical practice
- Includes many pencil drawings and clinical photographs to accompany the text
- Provides a useful resource for building basic surgery skills
- Covers key topics for surgical procedures such as positioning, draping, and instrument handling
- Serves as a valuable reference for gaining confidence in surgical procedures
- Offers detailed descriptions of common tube placement techniques and a comprehensively illustrated step-by-step canine ovariohysterectomy technique
Table of Contents
1. Preoperative patient assessment.
2. Basic small animal anesthesia.
3. Asepsis in small animal surgery.
4. Antibiotic use in small animal surgery.
5. Basic surgical instruments.
6. Pack preparation for sterilization.
7. Operating room protocol.
8. Surgical attire.
9. Scrubbing, gowning, and gloving.
10. Surgical preparation and animal positioning.
11. Surgical draping.
12. Instrument handling.
13. Surgical knot tying.
14. Suture materials and basic suture patterns.
15. Basic wound healing and wound closure.
16. Surgical hemostasis.
17. Surgical tubes and drains.
18. Canine ovariohysterectomy.
19. Postoperative pain management.
20. Patient aftercare and follow-up
Fred Anthony Mann, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVECC
is Director of Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Services, Small Animal
Soft Tissue Surgery Service Chief, and Small Animal Surgery/Neurology Instructional
Leader at University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, DVM, PhD, mult. Drhc is Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Medical Illustrator in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Hun-Young Yoon, DVM, MS, PhD is a Research Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Research Institute at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.